A startup uploads free design of 3D printed protective mask against COVID-19, and its website crashes

A Chile-based startup Copper3D, which works on masks that protect against toxins and infections, has uploaded NanoHack, design of 3D printed protective mask against COVID-19, in open access. AIN.UA editor briefly talks about the mask, and also shows another website where you can download its 3D design.

A mask by Copper3D

It takes about 2 hours to print on the NanoHack mask. Its design has been uploaded so that other startups, educational institutions, manufacturers can quickly create protective equipment during the epidemic.

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The team called this company Hack the Pandemic: for the first two days, representatives from 48 countries participated in it, and the mask design was downloaded 3 million times. People from all over the world send pictures of the printed masks to the company:

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Where can I download the free design of 3D printed protective mask

From the startup’s website. Although it may be unavailable from time to time due to a large number of visitors: on March 20, the co-founder of the company Daniel Martinez said that the server could not process more than 500,000 simultaneous visitors.

This design of 3D printed protective mask is also available on the website of Thingiverse.

3D printing helps

According to Cnet, many companies involved in 3D printing have taken to help the world community to combat the spread of coronavirus. Materialize has uploaded online a design of infection-safe door handles.

American SmileDirectClub has announced that it will use its 3D printing capacities to help print medical supplies needed during the epidemic.

Czech Prusa Research has uploaded a prototype for a face shield that can be printed in 3D. According to the company, it is now being inspected by the Czech Ministry of Health. Similar initiatives are taking place all over the world.

Currently, 3D printing is very helpful in Italy, where the situation is most difficult. Italians print out valves for patients with the most serious cases of COVID-19.