MAKING FACE SHIELDS 

 FOR HEALTHCARE PERSONNEL 

 
 
 DISCLAIMER

In order to disseminate what we have learned to the public as quickly as possible, we are releasing our designs. These designs, and any items derived from these designs, are not meant to replace approved medical equipment and devices, and have NOT been cleared, approved, or authorized for use by the U.S.  Food & Drug Administration as medical devices that comply with performance standards, including American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) standards, for protection against hazards, including bloodborne or respiratory pathogens and other infectious materials. 

The decision to use these plans, and any items derived from these plans, is solely your own.

  PARTNERS  

 
 
 

  Our Mission  

Face Shields are in short supply due to COVID-19. Our mission is to fill the dire need for face shields for medical workers at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Hospital, and Los Angeles County Department of Health Services facilities.  As we meet and exceed that need, we will be supplying more hospitals in the greater Los Angeles area. This is a shield making resource we offer if you'd like to join our cause, or else follow our shield making instructions to supply face shields to others in need.

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Shields fabricated

  Our Origin  

We are a group of students & professionals from ArtCenter College of Design who are working closely with Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, ArtCenter faculty, and Supplyframe to design Face Shields in the next 2 weeks where shortages are felt the most. We are currently making shield prototypes in 3 ways so as to provide different fabrication methods for makers with different equipment.

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  Rancho - ArtCenter Shields  

We went through extensive testing to develop the best face shield designs. Please choose the shield that you are most suited to fabricate. If you'd like to contribute towards our cause, we ask that you please make one of these Rancho Approved* shields. Otherwise we hope any of our instructions will guide you with your own face shield needs.

3D Printed Shield

Rancho Approved*

$1 / shield

1 hour / shield

Cast Shield

Rancho Approved*

$3 / shield

1 hour / shield

30-40 at once

 DISCLAIMER

In order to disseminate what we have learned to the public as quickly as possible, we are releasing our designs. These designs, and any items derived from these designs, are not meant to replace approved medical equipment and devices, and have NOT been cleared, approved, or authorized for use by the U.S.  Food & Drug Administration as medical devices that comply with performance standards, including American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) standards, for protection against hazards, including bloodborne or respiratory pathogens and other infectious materials. 

The decision to use these plans, and any items derived from these plans, is solely your own.

  3D Printed Shield  

The method easiest for makers who already have a 3D printer. This design uses 3D printing to produce a headband to easily attach the clear polyethylene film. This is a Rancho Approved* design we need your help making.

$1 / shield

1 hour / shield

Rancho Approved*

  Cast Shield  

The method that scales the easiest to large quantities is the silicone mold method. Flexible tooling is used to create a flexible mold out of platinum silicone LV, then Silcast ii is poured to cast the hard plastic part. We are using a 3D print from Prusa Printers to mold the parts. This is a Rancho Approved* design we need your help making.

$3 / shield

1 hour / shield

30-40 at once

Rancho Approved*

Not Rancho Approved designs

  PARTNERS  

The following companies and organizations have graciously

partnered with us to expand our production capabilities

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SHIELD MAKERS

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