3D-printed vacuum-sealed Face Shields for health workers fabricated by Batangas State University
The Optimized Vacuum Forming Method for fabricating Red Spartan Face Shield allowed the BatStateU FabLab to reduce the time of fabrication to 6 minutes per face shield as compared to the 1 hour and 46 minutes just using the 3D printing process.
The new process makes use of a 3D-printed Mold, a Vacuum Forming Machine, Acetate Films, staplers, cutters, scissors, and garters.
BatStateU Engr. Louie Villaverde provided the rationale for the innovation, saying that patients with COVID-19 experience significant respiratory issues, resulting in coughing, so virus particles are easily spread in the fluids expelled from the patient during episodes of coughing.
The face shield is an additional barrier between the healthcare worker and the patient and reduces the risk of viral transmission via airborne droplets.