One third of the year has passed, but COVID-19 hasn't slowed down. As a team dedicated to cater our service to makers around the world, it is unfortunate to see that the virus has affected so many people including the maker community. We've witnessed the breakout first-hand and saw it getting out of control. We just wanted to let you know that we understand how it feels. But tomorrow is always a better day. We will eventually see the light at the end of the tunnel. Here is a quick summary of what we have been doing recently, as our effort to help the 3D printing community and people who are working on the front-lines fighting COVID-19.
Snapmaker DIY Protective Gear
Since the beginning of the Coronavirus breakout, we have been looking for ways to help fight COVID-19 and we asked ourselves what we could do as a 3D printing company. Additive manufacturing has much potential and we could see how it would help in a situation like this where medical equipment is running low. There are already plenty of designs online, but we notice there is a gap that could be filled. Not many designs work on machines with relatively small build volumes.
To resolve that issue, we set out to design our own version of Snap face shield, of which pieces of the head bands could be printed in only a couple of hours. And the advantage here is that you can 3D print the head band with small 3D printers, including the Snapmaker Original! The rest of the making process only takes a couple of minutes and the whole snap face shield could be easily assembled and disassembled.