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COVID-19

HERE’S HOW OUR MANUFACTURING & 3D PRINTING COMMUNITY CAN HELP


At CAD MicroSolutions we are poised and ready to help, and we know that many of our clients are also looking for ways to get involved. We’re compiling a list of businesses and individuals across Canada that can aid in manufacturing supplies if needed, as well as giving an opportunity for those in need of medical supplies to put up their hand and request help from our community.


SIGN UP BELOW IF YOU'RE ABLE TO HELP!


We’re working with our networks to get free protective face shields to those who need them most.

CAD MicroSolutions will cover the cost of shipping & logistics to get the face shields into the hands of those who need them most. We’ve been leveraging our fleet of 3D printers to produce face shields from our homes and office and are working with medical professionals to prototype potentially live-saving devices around the clock to support our front line workers.

We truly appreciate the support of those who have volunteered their time and resources to help fight COVID-19!


WHAT WE'RE DOING TO HELP FIGHT COVID-19

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED


We are working on our own designs that can be shared worldwide to the 3D printing community to help combat the spread. We’re also leveraging designs from innovative thinkers around the world so that we can collaborate and deliver the best possible solutions to fight the spread of COVID-19.

CAD MicroSolutions

3D PRINTED FACE SHIELDS

We are working directly with Khalsa Aid Canada to provide them with face masks as their team delivers groceries to quarantined, elderly or immunodeficient people as well as Food Banks across Canada. They’ve been unable to source N95 masks, so will be leveraging these 3D printed face masks we’re producing with our Ultimaker 3D printers to protect their team.

We are also working closely with Canadian hospitals and other front line workers to assess their current needs and shortages, and provide support as required.

Download the STL file and the dimensions for the required plastic protective sheet here.

 

  • 0.5 mm thick petg sheet (Covestro VIVAK) will work. Use a standard hole punch
  • Print Settings:
    • Material: PETG or PLA
    • Material: PETG or PLA
    • Layer height: 0.2 – 0.4 mm (depending on the nozzle diameter)

CAD MicroSolutions

3D PRINTED VENTILATOR SPLITTER

We are in contact with Prabmeet Sarkaria, MPP and Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, regarding the potential shortage of ventilators in Canada. Our Director of Additive Manufacturing, Deep Singh, has offered our assistance and has designed multiple iterations of a ventilator splitter for multiple patients.

This design is still being validated, but once approved we will openly share the design file with anyone in need, as well as leverage our 3D printers and those willing within our network to supply these to medical centers in need.

 


ADDITIONAL FILES FROM AROUND THE WORLD


Innovators around the world are designing and openly sharing devices that can be 3D printed to help those in need. There are more and more being developed constantly, but here are links to a few of them:

GrabCad | Filip Kober

RESPIRATOR-FREE REANIMATION VENTURI'S VALVE

Full range of 5 respirator-free reanimation Venturi's valves (rev. 4). It has been designed for horizontal and vertical production in low and high volume.

 

Thingiverse | PeeKayFr

CIRCULAR HANDS-FREE OPENER FOR FRONT DOOR BAR (COVID19)

  • Handle circular bar diameter from 38 to 44 mm
  • Simple design avaible for FDM without holes and fillets
  • Use 5 mm screws
  • Complex fastening with 4,25mm holes for direct tapping with the screw in PA12
  • Source files in Solidworks 2018

 

Thingiverse | PeeKayFr

HANDS-FREE OPENER FOR DOOR L-HANDLE 19MM WITHOUT SCREWS (COVID19)

  • L-handle diameter 19 mm
  • No screws needed
  • Simple design avaible for FDM without holes and fillets
  • Source files in Solidworks 2018

 

Source Unknown

HANDS-FREE DOOR OPENER

 

Thingiverse | PeeKayFr

HANDS-FREE FOREHAND DOOR OPENER

Open the doors without touching them with your hands. It avoids the further spread of germs such as coronavirus.

Materialise has recently designed and made available free of charge a door opener that can be 3D printed and that allows you not to use your hands but to perform the action with your arm.

 

Leitat | Mr. Magí Galindo

FIELD RESPIRATOR

First industrialized field 3D printed emergency respiration device to support hospitals and ICUs. A mechanical bag valve mask (BVM) that can be used for short term emergency ventilation of COVID-19 patients. 3D printing allows this health system to be made available quickly during the shortage of medical equipment. With HP Multi Jet Fusion technology and existing capabilities in the alliance, both in design and in prototyping, the functionality of this first model of the largely 3D printed emergency respiration device has been developed and tested. Industrially scalable – expectation is that the production capacity of between 50 and 100 units per day can be reached.

Design created by Leitat senior engineer Mr. Magí Galindo, and medically validated by Dr. Lluís Blanch, Director of Innovation at the Hospital Parc Taulí in Sabadell, an expert in mechanical ventilation.

 

HP

MASK ADJUSTER

Helps relieve ear pain for hospital staff who need to wear masks for long periods of time.

The adjuster was joint designed/optimized by Peak Sport Products Co. and HP based on inputs from doctors and nurses in the field.

Recommended Material: HP 3D High Reusability PA 11.

 

Kilmarnock | Xavier De Belder

SINGLE VENTILATOR TEE ADAPTER – LAST RESORT

Xavier De Belder, P. Eng. - Senior Mechanical Design Engineer at Kilmarnock Enterprise along with the CAD MicroSolutions additive team led by Director of Additive Manufacturing, Deep Singh, C.E.T., collaborated to develop a Single Ventilator Tee Adapter that enables multiple patient support by spitting a single ventilator port. Prototypes have been printed on Ultimaker, and if approved a local hospital who are testing and validating the design, it will be put into production on the HP 5200 Jet Fusion 3D printer, which could produce 198 units per build and 396 per day.

Watch a video depicting how to use one ventilator to save multiple lives

 

FORMLABS

NASOPHARYNGEAL SWABS

Formlabs is ramping up production to produce up to 150,000 nasopharyngeal swabs per day with more than 250 3D printers at their Ohio-based, FDA-registered facility to address the stockouts facing hospitals across the United States. Over the span of one weekend, USF Health and Northwell Health, using Formlabs’ 3D printers and autoclavable resins, developed prototypes that received approvals from a variety of hospitals. These nasopharyngeal swabs will be provided to patients at Northwell Health and USF Health, and the design will be shared with other institutions across the country via the Formlabs COVID-19 Response page.

The nasal swabs are medical devices and as such need to be produced in FDA-registered facilities or on-site at hospitals. Formlabs has FDA-registered facilities where they will be printing them, and the hospitals they are working with - including Northwell Health and the University of South Florida - will be printing on site for their own needs.