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3D printers shine in local mask-making efforts

3D printers shine in local mask-making efforts

Written by David

April 9, 2020


Dan Myers is turning his small Vancouver industrial design company into the next line of defense in the regions effort to defeat the coronavirus.


He uses 3D printers to fabricate a number of things, but when he talked with his neighbor an intensive care nurse and learned about the expected need for surgical masks — Dan went into action. He borrowed design specifications, got the instructions and he’s now using his printer to make reusable N-95 hospital grade face mask.


“Theoretically, we can scale all the way down to a child’s face and all the way up to a giant’s face,” said Myers of DM3 Consulting . “But, we’ve kind of come up with three standard sizes that are seeming to fit most people at the hospital.” He’s using just two 3D printers and so far he’s been able to use them to get a […]

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