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Company News | 3D Printing Communities Get United to Utilize Creality 3D Printers to Combat COVID-19

Though the global crisis is getting more challenge for the whole world, hopefully, there is still some silver lining of supportive solutions to combat this pandemic. Searching on the internet,we are quite proud to see numerous positive reports on 3D printing users making 3D printed personal protective equipment on Creality 3D printers.
1. Kyle Reed from Michigan in America: 32 Ender-3 and 15 Ender-3 Pro
Kyle Reed is educator from Monroe High School in Southeast Michigan. Using Facebook, Kyle organized a supply chain and distribution network to manufacture and distribute face shields throughout the region. The team consists of 16 individuals capable of 3D printing, and is equipped with 32 Ender-3 and 15 Ender-3 Pro 3D printers. They are now currently printing 800 shields per day with $2.50 in material cost per shield, and have donated and distributed over 2,500 face shields to various healthcare organizations. From now on, the team improved their goal of daily production to 1,000 shields per day, aiming to devote more efforts in protecting frontline healthcare workers and combat the coronavirus pandemic.

2. 50-Person Team from Ithaca in US, 400 Face Shields on Ender-3
During the coronavirus epidemic, hospital workers are confronting a face mask shortage, and are forced to reuse N-95 masks. At the crucial point, 3D printer-users have emerged across the U.S. to use 3D printers to create protective gear for hospital workers.

A team led by Cornell researchers, students and professors started to created about 400 face shields per day. The team has delivered the first batch of the 3D printed face shields to two local health care centers on March 28th. It took about 50 people and 100 printers a few days to meet the quota, but the group aims to ramp up production to 500 to 1,000 face shields a day.

3. 3Dcrowd from the U.K.    39,000+ Face Shields to 90 NHS
3Dcrowd is a 7000+ 3D-printing themed volunteer team, dedicated to producing 3D printed medical supplies for hospitals and local communities. According to 3Dcrowd, the team has already received over 1500+ separate orders, amounting to 500,000+ protective face shields. During this week and over the Easter Holiday, 39,000+ 3D printed face shields have been distributed to 90 local NHS.
It is the crucial point of the national emergency in UK now. These common people are actually doing heroic deeds by devoting all of their time and skills to combating the challenge. The project still goes on, and the team is looking for anyone with a 3D printer to join our group and play a part to help protect the medical and health workers who are fighting coronavirus.

4. Pi-Supply from the UK     200 Ender-3 and CR-10
Pi-Supply is Raspberry Pi and maker shop based in the UK. The company is deploying 200 Creality 3D printers to make 3D printed face shields to protect doctors and nurses fighting against at the epidemic frontline. With the help of 3D printing, the team achieves a daily output of 2,000 pieces of 3D printed face shields.

The company is also a part of the above mentioned 3Dcrowd.UK. With togetherness and cooperation, we believe that their efforts will play an important role in saving more lives and coping with the deadly virus.

5. US Marines on Okinawa in Japan   24 Ender-3 Pro
Armed with a cache of warehoused 3D printers and spools of orange thermoplastic, the US Marines on Okinawa in Japan is utilizing 24 Ender-3 Pro 3D printers running 24 hours per day to provide medical personnel with vital supplies.

Since March 30, the Marines have printed 5,000 face mask frames as well as 800 face shield frames for medical personnel at Naval Hospital Okinawa. The team realizes the great potential of 3D printing and Creality Ender-3 Pro in quickly making large batches of personal protective equipment in a short period.

6. Universiti Putra Malaysia   Ender-3   5,000 face shields
A 30-People volunteer team from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) is composed of 19 members of the faculty and 6 members of the Longe Medikal Sdn Bhd-Putra Science Park and 5 from the Faculty of Design and Architecture worked in collaboration with three UPM labs. The total goal is to produce 5,000 face shields for frontliners at hospitals near the campus.

They are now able to make 300 face shields a day using 13 3D printers, among which is DIY 3D printer like Creality Ender 3 and others. Their 3D printed face shields have been donated to several hospitals in Kubang Pasu, Kedah; Klang Hospital; the Tuanku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Kuantan; Tangkak Hospital; Muar Hospital; Kluang Hospital; the Sungai Mati clinic in Johor; and Health Clinic in Sauk, Perak.

7. 3DPrintingCanada in Canada 3D printed headbands and face shields
3DPrintingCanada, the Canadian distributor of Creality, has been devoting to making 3D printed face mask buckles and 3D printed face shields. On its official website, it reads “Our good friends at Creality released and medical mask strap design which allows you to hold your medical mask tighter to your mouth to avoid any gaps.”

The company is deploying 30 Creality 3D printers to produce headbands and straps for face shields. At present, the team can produce about 100 completed face shields per day, and will increase production if the need arises. It is inspiring that 3D printing is helping people who are in need.

8. Tech Community in Spain   Ender-3   3D Printed Face Mask Shields
Forbes reported that the Tech Community in Spain mainly consists of 3D printing enthusiasts or "makers" who quickly mobilized and have been working tirelessly-and selflessly-to support the healthcare heroes in the frontline. The team is making 3D printed face mask shields. As shown in the picture below, the Spanish civils Jordi Vallejo and Natalia Pujades are printing for Hospital Taulí and Hospital Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona.

9. Ender Akarsu from Turkey  3 Ender-3 Pro
Ender Akarsu, a Turkish volunteer from Istanbul, Turkey, is making full advantage of his 3 Ender-3 Pro 3D printers to make 3D printed protective face shields for health care workers in hospitals.

Akarsu works 16 to 18 hours a day to print up to 12 items per day. Each time after he finishes the copy of 30 pieces, he donated and distributed the medical items to local hospitals. By April 6th, he has printed and delivered a total of 60 shields. Inspired by his story, there have been a total of 4,000 individuals and institutions, and 4,500 3D printers across the country registered to help cope with the virus.

10. Elizabeth Johansen from Hanover  Ender-3  3D Printed Face Shields
Elizabeth Johansen designed and released a plan for a 3D printable face shield to protect health care workers. According to Johansen, she is now making the 3D printed face shields on Creality Ender-3 and other economic DIY 3D printers. Each printer can print two headbands at a time. Her mask, which is capable of being printed anywhere and assembled with supplies bought from office supply stores, quickly became the first 3D-printed face shield to be recommended by the National Institutes of Health.