You3Dit Inc – COVID19 / Coronavirus Response

The team at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center wearing the emergency PPE. Made possible by our generous donors, dedicated fabricators and supply chain managers who put in the hard work to get this right.

LAST UPDATED: 26 APRIL 2020 AT 10:15 PDT

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PPE FACE SHIELDS DELIVERED: 740

NEED DONATIONS OR PURCHASES IN OUR SHOP TO MAINTAIN PRODUCTION RATES. PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN. FOR EVERY $100 SPENT = 1 FACE SHIELD DONATED.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT DELIVERED – PREDOMINANTLY FACE SHIELDS / FACE SHIELD VISOR COMPONENTS.

211.0DaysTOTAL DELIVERED:740
#Order DateShip DateLead Time (Days)Order #USER (Hospital)Zip CodeDESIGNERDESIGNProductFABRICATORSUPPLY CHAIN MANAGERFUNDING SOURCETotal Delivered
214/24/20204/27/20203RCKDesign That MattersFace Shield – v3 – VISOR ONLYPPE – VISOR ONLY – DTM NIH SUPPORTED (AM)You3Dit IncYou3Dit IncRCK0
204/18/20204/26/202081061KP ConcordDesign That MattersFace Shield – v3PPE – VISOR WITH DISPOSABLE SHIELDS – DTM NIH SUPPORTED (AM)You3Dit IncYou3Dit IncCSC0
194/18/20204/26/202081059KP Walnut CreekDesign That MattersFace Shield – v3PPE – VISOR WITH DISPOSABLE SHIELDS – DTM NIH SUPPORTED (AM)You3Dit IncYou3Dit IncCSC0
184/15/20204/15/202001057JJ63043You3Dit IncCFDO v3CONTACT-FREE DOOR OPENER (AM)You3Dit IncYou3Dit IncJJ1
184/17/20204/24/202071058BAFSS94610Budmen Inc.3D Face Shield – V4PPE – VISOR ONLY – BUDMEN (AM)You3Dit IncYou3Dit IncBAFSS100
174/15/20204/15/20200TBDJJ63043Design That MattersFace Shield – v3PPE – VISOR WITH DISPOSABLE SHIELDS – DTM NIH SUPPORTED (AM)You3Dit IncYou3Dit IncJJ5
164/13/20204/14/20201TBDBay Area TBD / RCK94610Design That MattersFace Shield – v3 – VISOR ONLYPPE – VISOR ONLY – DTM NIH SUPPORTED (AM)You3Dit IncYou3Dit IncYou3Dit Inc0
154/13/20204/10/2020-3TBDBay Area TBD / RCK94610Design That MattersFace Shield – v3 – VISOR ONLYPPE – VISOR ONLY – DTM NIH SUPPORTED (AM)You3Dit IncYou3Dit IncYou3Dit Inc40
144/14/20204/14/202001053Bay Area TBD / RCK94610Design That MattersFace Shield – v3 – VISOR ONLYPPE – VISOR ONLY – DTM NIH SUPPORTED (AM)You3Dit IncYou3Dit IncYou3Dit Inc0
134/13/20204/10/2020-31053Bay Area TBD / RCK94610Design That MattersFace Shield – v3 – ONLYPPE – VISOR ONLY – DTM NIH SUPPORTED (AM)You3Dit IncYou3Dit IncRCK100
124/8/20204/8/202000BAFSS94610Budmen Inc.3D Face Shield – V4PPE – VISOR ONLY – BUDMEN (AM)You3Dit Inchttps://bayareafaceshield.supply/You3Dit Inc10
114/8/20204/8/202000Bay Area TBD / Santani T.94610Budmen Inc.3D Face Shield – V4PPE – VISOR ONLY – BUDMEN (AM)You3Dit Inchttps://bayareafaceshield.supply/https://bayareafaceshield.supply/10
104/2/20204/2/202001030Bay Area TBD94610Design That MattersFace Shield – v3PPE – VISOR WITH DISPOSABLE SHIELDS – DTM NIH SUPPORTED (AM)You3Dit IncYou3Dit IncYou3Dit Inc3
94/2/20204/2/202001030Bay Area TBD94610Design That MattersFace Shield – v3PPE – VISOR WITH DISPOSABLE SHIELDS – DTM NIH SUPPORTED (AM)You3Dit IncYou3Dit IncDW2
84/2/20204/2/202001029Bay Area TBD94610Design That MattersFace Shield – v3PPE – VISOR WITH DISPOSABLE SHIELDS – DTM NIH SUPPORTED (AM)You3Dit IncYou3Dit IncYou3Dit Inc2
74/2/20204/2/202001029Bay Area TBD94610Design That MattersFace Shield – v3PPE – VISOR WITH DISPOSABLE SHIELDS – DTM NIH SUPPORTED (AM)You3Dit IncYou3Dit IncDavid M.2
63/31/20204/1/202011027Bay Area TBD / RCK94610Design That MattersFace Shield – v3PPE – VISOR WITH DISPOSABLE SHIELDS – DTM NIH SUPPORTED (AM)You3Dit IncYou3Dit IncYou3Dit Inc20
54/1/20204/2/202011028Bay Area TBD / RCK94610Design That MattersFace Shield – v3PPE – VISOR WITH DISPOSABLE SHIELDS – DTM NIH SUPPORTED (AM)You3Dit IncYou3Dit IncYou3Dit Inc10
44/1/20204/2/202011028Bay Area TBD / RCK94610Design That MattersFace Shield – v3PPE – VISOR WITH DISPOSABLE SHIELDS – DTM NIH SUPPORTED (AM)You3Dit IncYou3Dit IncCatherine E.10
33/31/20204/1/202011027Bay Area TBD / RCK94610Design That MattersFace Shield – v3PPE – VISOR WITH DISPOSABLE SHIELDS – DTM NIH SUPPORTED (AM)You3Dit IncYou3Dit IncRCK25
23/30/20203/30/202000Illinois606073D VerkstanProtective Visor – North America V3PPE – VISOR ONLY – 3DVERKSTAN – (AM)Gantri Inc.MatterhackersGantri Inc.300
13/30/20203/30/202000Illinois606073D VerkstanProtective Visor – North America V3PPE – VISOR ONLY – 3DVERKSTAN – (AM)You3Dit IncMatterhackersYou3Dit Inc100

*Our current MSRP for these Pandemic Gear PPE Face Shields is between $12-15 / ea. Thus, through the GENEROUS donations (both financial and in-kind) we have been able to dramatically bring down the cost of face shields entering our medical facilities.

YOU3DIT INC – TRANSFORMING SKETCHES INTO SOLID OBJECTS

Our mission has always been to transform napkin sketch concepts into real, physical parts, prototypes and products by leveraging a marketplace full of design engineers and digital manufacturing tools (like 3D printers).

You3Dit Distributed Manufacturing Network spanning 38 countries worldwide. See machines in your area here: https://www.you3dit.com/map

This post is to describe our current efforts, short-term goals and long-term goals as an organization to accelerate the end of this pandemic and come out stronger on the other side.

Additionally, we want to highlight how people can take action and get involved beyond the essential tasks: staying at home, social distancing and washing hands with soap and warm water consistently.

If you and your family are safe, healthy and are looking for other ways to support urgent emergency needs for various supplies, read on.

YOU3DIT’S CURRENT ACTIVITIES:

COMMUNITY AND COMMUNICATIONS WORK:

You3Dit in it’s attempt to distribute as much good information as possible at scale has been posting progress on Instagram (@You3Dit)

There have been many initiatives to collect contact information from volunteers ready to take action. This Google Form has at the time of this writing has 5000+ registered contacts who have offered their help. This is the original article where the effort was documented.

Locally, we’re generating a crowdsourced list of key people: USERS, DESIGNERS, FABRICATORS, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGERS. Thanks to Jeff Eyet and Clark Kellogg from the Berkeley Innovation Group and Christian Loewe, a current Haas MBA student, we have a form where you can sign up to take action:

bit.ly/bayarea-coronavirus-team

DESIGN & FABRICATION WORK (Personal Protective Equipment, PPE):

You3Dit has been printing and testing a number of personal protective equipment. We’re currently printing the following and legacy designs / iterations are mentioned at the very bottom of this post.

CURRENTLY FABRICATING

  1. Design that Matters (DtM) Face Shield (link to site) (link to You3Dit Project). PROS: supported / hosted by NIH, better protects user’s face. CONS: slower FFF / extrusion print ~3.5 hours. TAKE ACTION:
    1. General public: buy Face Shield “at cost” from our eCommerce store. For every product purchased at our eCommerce site, we’ll donate a face shield to local medical professionals.
    2. Designers: consider how to redesign to reduce fabrication time. Consider remixing with 3Dverkstan design to include rubber band attachment. Doctors have elastic headbands which they like and use regularly.
    3. Fabricators: download and print your own to protect your family, your friends and if you have surplus, to donate at local medical facilities near you. Quote your cost to manufacture so that we can get you paid for making urgent emergency PPE by registering as a fabricator.
Design that Matters (DtM) Face Shield (link to site) (link to You3Dit Project). PROS: supported / hosted by NIH, better protects user’s face. CONS: slower FFF / extrusion print ~3.5 hours.
  1. You3Dit Contact-free Door Opener (link to eCommerce page) (link to You3Dit project). PROS: minimizes skin contact on highly-trafficked surfaces. CONS: you carry the device with you and it should be sanitized or carefully handled both in use and not in use. TAKE ACTION:
    1. General public: buy Contact-free Door Opener “at cost” from our eCommerce store. For every product purchased at our eCommerce site, we’ll donate a face shield to local medical professionals.
    2. Designers: think through a protocol for safe storage AFTER use. Sanitizing, placement, etc. Potentially sourcing PLACTIVE which has natural disinfectant properties.
    3. Fabricators: download and print your own to protect your family, your friends and if you have surplus, to donate at local medical facilities near you. Quote your cost to manufacture so that we can get you paid for making urgent emergency PPE by registering as a fabricator.
You3Dit Contact-free Door Opener (link to eCommerce page) (link to You3Dit project). PROS: minimizes skin contact on highly-trafficked surfaces. CONS: you carry the device with you and it should be sanitized or carefully handled both in use and not in use.

We will be continuing to add Pandemic Gear that can be purchased at cost here: http://bit.ly/you3dit-coronavirus

CONSIDERING FABRICATION

High-level considerations:

  1. Doctor / user feedback
  2. Official medical approvals and sign-offs on specific designs, materials, fabrication + assembly methods, etc.
  3. Speed of production
  4. Time required to test and validate
  5. Number of machines required, separate parts, materials and so forth.

Designs to be tested:

  1. Budmen Industries Design – https://budmen.com/
  2. UCSF Design – https://www.library.ucsf.edu/news/ucsf-3d-printed-face-shield-project/

CURRENT CHALLENGES WITH CURRENT EFFORTS:

  1. Finding the key points of contact (POCs) at medical facilities who can safely collect donations. Medical personnel are so worn out and busy that they find it difficult to respond to our support. What we’ve found thus far:
    1. Kaiser Permanente – COVID19 Response and Call for Donations / Manufacturers: (link to site)
    2. Know other sources? Please contact info at you3dit dot com.
  2. Knowing which crowdsourced designs above are most effective, safe and ready for use.
    1. We’ve found the 3dverkstan design to be very accessible, print-ready and relatively effective at performing the following tasks:
      1. General head-on blockage of particulates
      2. Non-verbally communicating that the user is serious about their health OR very sick and suggests people to stay away / socially distance
      3. Helps prevent user from touching their own face.
    2. We need help from available medical device design professionals who can provide a FAST-TRACK FDA process guidelines for atypical manufacturers that can cover the essentials yet does not require typical timelines.
    3. Ventilators are in short-supply and there are a number of makeshift attempts to hack a solution. But we need to proceed with some caution here as these are devices that are literally essential at keeping people alive. If they’re not built correctly with specific standards and craftsmanship, there are deadly consequences.
  3. Converting home offices into makeshift low-volume production sites for emergency PPE.
    1. We need high-level best practices for assembly of medical devices / products leveraging products readily available in the home.
      1. For example:
        1. Dedicate a sterile fabrication space
        2. Dedicate a sterile assembly space
        3. Sanitize work surfaces
        4. Wear gloves
        5. Wear Face mask (N95)
        6. Sanitize packaging / shipping areas
    2. We all have less time. Who else can help?
      1. Many people working from home are now juggling kids, parents, work and managing their own health in light of COVID19. Best practices to manage this new–and potentially stressful–work situation would be extremely beneficial.

YOU3DIT’S SHORT-TERM PLANNED INITIATIVES:

We have every intention to engage our You3Dit distributed manufacturing community to help address this pandemic and accelerate its end. That being said, we likely have one chance to scale a winning concept and have a process that makes sense for everyone.

Thanks to Christian Loewe from U.C. Berkeley and others, we have a high-level strategy that shows activities and touch points of four critical stakeholders:

A strategy to best coordinate and execute on a lean solution for emergency equipment, supplies and other needs. This is a strategy that relies on a nimble, non-bureaucratic, response and its essential that everyone understands the power and shortcomings of this approach.

Once You3Dit Inc. has determined what is the best solution given our limited understanding and information, we’ll reach out to our entire You3Dit community and engage them to design & manufacture the essential parts, coordinate the proper PoC for their newly made parts / components and then ensure proper cashflows that this whole operation can be both affordable and viable for all involved.

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WE NEED YOUR HELP:

YOU3DIT CURRENTLY NEEDS THE FOLLOWING:

  1. General public to follow local health guidelines which are typically…at a minimum: staying at home, social distancing and washing hands frequently. Beyond that…if you believe in our combined efforts, you can do any one of the following:
    1. SHARE this webpage: http://bit.ly/you3dit-coronavirus-response
    2. BUY our products which support the donation of emergency PPE. Shipping out our first 100x protective visors today (3/30/2020)
    3. DONATE at the PayPal link below…whatever you can spare as the general materials, machines and packaging have non-trivial costs associated with them.
      1. Raw feedstock plastic: $40-100/kg
      2. Transparencies: $40/package of 100x sheets
      3. Packaging: $20/pack of 300 thermal labels
      4. Operational costs
      5. Assembly resources
      6. Fabrication time
      7. Design time
      8. And more
  2. Fabricators who are willing to start producing essential parts to register their machines in preparation for our efforts
  3. Medical professionals to please complete this form if they want to be on the POC list for these supplies.
  4. Design Engineers to register their design / CAD skills to address new and emerging needs
  5. Suppliers of raw materials to please complete this form so that we can coordinate and distribute key supplies (like 3D printer filament, overhead transparencies, 3-hole punches, rubber bands, etc.). Matterhackers, Amazon, Kelly Paper, 3M, Dupont, BASF, others?
  6. User Experience Designers to help us draft easily understandable instructions on how to properly assemble, use and discard of the emergency PPE. TeamTimelapse? IDEO? Business Models Inc? Others? Please complete this form if you can commit resources to support.
  7. Assemblers who can leverage their knowledge of medical device assembly to best create masks or prepare mask shipments in the most sterile way possible to protect our healthcare professionals and system at large. Jabil? 1212 Fab? Others? Please complete this form if you can support.
  8. Financial Support – many of the folks who are designing, fabricating and distributing these supplies are volunteering their precious time, money and materials to get these essential goods into the hands of medical professionals. If you feel compelled to donate, please feel free to donate whatever you can spare to support the following activities: buying raw feedstock materials for masks, pay for shipping / delivery costs, pay for assembly costs, pay for assembly worker PPE and other essential tools to make the parts.

This is a global pandemic impacting humanity. The sooner we all act to minimize the spread of the disease, protect ourselves and support our medical professionals, the faster this whole situation goes away.

Our warmest thoughts and prayers are to the people and families who have been and are directly impacted by the Coronavirus.

Has this global pandemic been easy for you to deal with? Are you comfortable in this new normal situation? Are you ready to join the fight to accelerate the end of the Coronavirus? TAKE ACTION AND LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN SUPPORT YOUR EFFORTS.

~Chris D. McCoy

Founder of You3Dit Inc.

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MONEY DONATED TO DATE: $480

HERE’S THE LIST OF OUR GENEROUS DONORS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING US #ACCELERATETHEENDOFCOVID19

Total Funds Donated to Date:$727.88
Public Facing InitialsAmountPayment MechanismUse of funds
BS$100.00CDM VenmoPaid for fabrication of 25x visors
BS$100.00CDM VenmoPaid for 5x shields + packing + shipping
IB$200.00PaypalFabrication of 10x DtM Face Shields
JM$100.00PaypalFabrication of 19x DtM Face Shields + 10x Budmen v4 Face Shields
RA$100.00PaypalPurchase of 3x rolls of PLA / PHA Colorfab 2.85 mm filament
DS$50.00PaypalFabrication of 10x DtM Face Shields
MU$30.00CDM VenmoFabrication of 6x DtM Face Shields
KM$25.00PaypalFabrication of 5x DtM Face Shields
RH$22.88ShopifyFace Shield raw materials purchase

YOU3DIT’S LONG-TERM PLANNED INITIATIVES:

  1. Developing Agile Supply Chain Solutions – Working with key procurement specialists, local resources and others to define more flexible and agile supply chain solutions that can handle market disruptions more smoothly.
  2. Solidifying Additive Manufacturing as powerful alternative to many other manufacturing methods — especially during supply chain disruptions.
  3. Becoming a known resource for medical professionals for design services – although You3Dit is putting forth a lot of fabrication resources, we want folks to understand that You3Dit is also a powerful design innovation hub for new medical technology development.

Please complete this form if you want to be involved / support.

A HUGE THANKS TO:

  1. To the doctors, nurses and other medical staff on the front lines making time in their day to help us define emergency PPE specs to scale meaningful 3D printed solutions that are safe and effective. Specifically Rebecca K., Michael R., Moira B.,
  2. To our generous friends, family and extended You3Dit community for your donations and purchases…purchases that lead to donations (become part of this group of generous people here: http://bit.ly/you3dit-coronavirus. Specifically, Robert A., Rebecca K. (45 face shields), Catherine E. (20 face shields), Debbie S., Amanda M., Ryann H., Heather S., Dominque G., Katie M., Nicole S., Katie B., Thomas H., Jeff E., Mark M., and Amine B.
  3. To the designers of these key emergency PPE and other Coronavirus / COVID19 fighting parts / products. The team at 3Dverkstan , the NIH Design That Matters team, and Coolio I. from Thingiverse.
  4. To the fabricators who have been registering their machines on our network in preparation for our massive PPE production response, volunteering their time, machines and supplies to help combat this pandemic. Specifically Patrick, Thomas C., and others.
  5. The supply chain managers who have been offering discounts for essential supplies and materials needed to produce these parts. Specifically Mara and her team at Matterhackers who helped us identify the first hospital location for our shipment of protective visors.
  6. To all the folks who have self assembled to define, organize, manage and execute a winning strategy to accelerate the end of the Coronavirus / COVID19 with You3Dit. Chris D., Jeff E., Clark K., Christian L., Becky B., Mark U., Hayden T., Haden Q., and many more.
  7. To all of our followers and fans on social media, who have been putting us in touch with key people and making purchases on our eCommerce page which help keep our operations running in these difficult times + lead to donations of emergency PPE.

Please join the fight. We need you. Society needs you. The World needs you. Let’s accelerate the end of this pandemic together (but at least 6 feet apart).

REFERENCES:

  1. John Hopkins Coronavirus Heat Map – https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
  2. Coronavirus Latest Data – https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
  3. America Makes COVID19 Response with validated designs from medical professionals – https://www.americamakes.us/
  4. Three Lessons 3D printing is learning from COVID-19 Response: https://www.forbes.com/sites/sarahgoehrke/2020/03/26/3-lessons-3-d-printing-is-learning-from-covid-19-response/#1098164ed809
  5. Coronavirus COVID19 from All3DP: https://all3dp.com/1/coronavirus-covid-19-sars-cov-2-3d-printing/
  6. Italian hospital saves COVID19 patients lives by 3D printing valves for reanimation devices: https://www.3dprintingmedia.network/covid-19-3d-printed-valve-for-reanimation-device/

LEGACY DESIGNS

  1. @3Dverkstan Protective Visor (link to site) (link to You3Dit Project). PROS: quick FFF / Extrusion print ~40 min. CONS: has gap at forehead allowing for some particulates to enter face area. Requires a 3-hole punch and overhead transparencies. TAKE ACTION:
    1. General public: buy Low-cost Protective Visor “at cost” from our eCommerce store. For every product purchased at our eCommerce site, we’ll donate a face shield to local medical professionals.
    2. Designers: consider how to improve / fix gap at forehead and submit design to project.
    3. Fabricators: download and print your own to protect your family, your friends and if you have surplus, to donate at local medical facilities near you. Quote your cost to manufacture so that we can get you paid for making urgent emergency PPE by registering as a fabricator.
    4. Users / Medical Professionals – do you have feedback on this design? Please leave that feedback here: bit.ly/protective-visor-feedback
@3Dverkstan Protective Visor (link to site) (link to You3Dit Project). PROS: quick FFF / Extrusion print ~40 min. CONS: has gap at forehead allowing for some particulates to enter face area. Requires a 3-hole punch and overhead transparencies.

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