3D Printed Respirator – Criteria for Success

A 3D printed respirator, as it turns out, takes some tinkering.  I’ve been ‘rapid’ prototyping for three weeks, and I’ve given up on several occasions.  Fortunately, for my design process, coronavirus doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon.  So, with that in mind, I took a step back for a few days to re-energize, and…

3D Printing A Respirator – Part II – Print Ready Models

Over the last 48hrs, more designs appeared online.  I decide to take time and collect the available online resources into one place.  With many people off-work and considering how to prepare for medical shortages, many new ideas appear each day.  Also, existing ideas get refined and updated, so keeping up-to-date with the latest can get challenging.

IndiAdamJones and the Quest for the 3D Printable Respirator

For my own personal use, I bought a 3M 6200 half-face respirator with P100 cartridges that I scored on Ebay back in early January when the coronavirus jumped borders for the first time. I bought a pair of masks w/ one set of filters each.  With shipping I paid ~$30 USD.  Now, anyone currently following…