TOGETHER WE CAN
CAMPAIGN TOGETHER WE CAN!
Given the multiple initiatives and projects that have emerged these days to alleviate the health crisis of Covid-19, from Recreus we have launched the campaign TOGETHER WE CAN! with which we want to facilitate the acquisition of our material by applying a 30% * discount on a selection of colors from the Filaflex range.
You can use the coronavirusmaker code when acquiring spools of 500 gr. Filaflex 82A and Filaflex 95A in both diameters (1.75 and 2.85 mm).
The colors that have this help are the following:
- Filaflex 82A: pink, purple, skin 2, aqua, clear orange, clear green and clear pink.
- Filaflex 95A: green.
*Promotion available until end of stock.
ARTEFACTOS - SKUBA 2 PROJECT
On the other hand, we are also collaborating with Artefactos in the development of this SKUBA 2 mask project. We have designed and 3D printed the respirator that is incorporated into the upper part of the mask.
3D PRINTED MASK BY RECREUS
In parallel, we have worked on the design and development of our own mask so that it can be printed with filters and quickly. Below you have the first prototype, which incorporates as an innovative element the location of the filters on the sides, rather than on the front.
BE CAREFUL! THE MASKS DO NOT INSULATE 100%
However, every day new news and information arise in relation to 3D printed masks. Therefore, being highly relevant, we wanted to record and clearly report that they DO NOT INSULATE 100% OF VIRUSES AND ARE NOT 100% SAFE TO PROTECT PEOPLE EXPOSED TO COVID-19, despite the filters that we incorporate into them. The Association of Manufacturers for the Sanitary Emergency of Santiago de Chile (AFES CHILE), has reported that this is due to a major defect. This association confirms that 3D printing is porous, and therefore, the virus could easily permeate through it. 3D Fused Filament (FDM) printing has an average porosity between 6 and 8 microns, the COVID-19 virus is up to 200 times smaller (0.08 microns) in size, so it can easily be filtered through the entire printed surface in 3D and let the particles pass causing a false sense of security.
That is why, after these latest news, we are working to find alternatives and solutions to alleviate this handicap. Among them, we are testing printing with new materials such as polypropylene, being a material that can be sterilized with the autoclave.
Besides, we are also looking at options such as products that help to waterproof and cover 100% the mask material to eliminate its porosity.
3D PRINTED PROTECTIVE SCREENS
After this scenario in our research we’ve been looking for other protective gear which we can produce safely, and the most convenient thing in the short term is to collaborate by printing these protective screens. From Recreus we are printing these visors with our PET-G material to which an acetate screen would have to be incorporated.
MORE 3D PRINTED MASK DESIGNS - BEST 3D PRINTED FACE MASK MODEL FILES
Although it is not the most perfect solution to isolate the virus, we do not want to stop sharing this compilation that we have prepared with the best 3D printed mask files.
We hope we can contribute and do our bit with this initiative. See more 3D printed solutions, such as masks, and other applications that are being tested and that are now so necessary to supply our hospitals, our health professionals as well as for all those groups of heroes (police, military, supermarket workers, and a long etcetera), who are fighting in the front row of this war leaving their skin and exposing themselves so that this ends as soon as possible.