Welcome to 3DPPE. We are proud to announce that we are ready to start producing PPE for you and your family. Whether you are a medical professional or a concerned citizen looking to follow the CDC guidelines, we have quality products made in the Houston, Texas area, that are ready to protect both you and your community from the spread of the Coronavirus and COVID-19.
WHAT IS PPE?
PPE is an acronym. It stands for Personal Protective Equipment. This is a phrase we are hearing a lot during this pandemic, mostly in reference to gloves and face masks, face coverings, face protectors, or the kind of face shield medical professionals wear.
The products we sell are PPE. We currently offer two products - In-house 3D Printed Face Shields and Locally Sewn Cloth Face Masks.
WHAT IS 3D PRINTING?
3D printing is the process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. In our case, we have a digital file of the headband for the face shield that is sent to the 3D printer. The file is digitally sliced into thousands of layers that the printer then assembles using melted plastic.
It takes about an hour to print each headband, which is then packaged with a clear shield and an elastic band. You can learn more about our process in this video a local news station made about us…
We are proud of the products we currently offer:
- In-house 3D Printed Face Shields
- Locally Sewn Cloth Face Masks.
3D PRINTED FACE SHIELDS
This protective face shield is composed of a 3D printed plastic head band with top cover to provide extra protection from aerosols and a clear PETG plastic front shield measuring approximately 8.5" x 11" (216mm x 282mm). The head band is secured in the rear with a piece of elastic cord. This item is not intended to replace conventional PPE, but should be used in conjunction with a face mask and other PPE.
This design is based on work done by Timothy Prestero of Design That Matters. The design exists in the public domain, and we are manufacturing these face shields at a very low margin to meet community demand for PPE. We're not here to get rich. We're here to help you stay alive.Order Face Shields
CLOTH FACE MASKS WITH EAR PROTECTORS
This face mask has been fit tested and approved for use by UnityPoint Health (Cedar Rapids, IA).
- 100% cotton face mask w/ filter pocket
- Elastic ear loops
- Nose bridge adjustment w/ skin-safe double-stick tape
- Fish bone "ear saver"
- Sterilized and individually packaged
CDC guidelines now recommend wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. The CDC also recommends washing the mask routinely. This face mask is fully washable and contains a pocket for filter media (not included).Order Face Masks
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOU ORDER
After you place your order and checkout, you will get an email confirming your order and some next steps. If you are local to the Houston area, and selected “Pickup,” the email will contain instructions. If you selected “Shipping,” the email will remind you to look for another email containing the tracking information in 1-3 business days, depending on the size of your order.
Regardless of which delivery method you choose, if you have any questions about your order, feel free to give us a call Monday - Friday, 9am-7pm at 1-888-623-2320.
Your order will go into production immediately. We currently have over 60 3D printers operating 24/7 to keep up with demand, as well as a small army of Houstonians who are sewing the cloth masks that your purchase is helping to support in this difficult time.
WE’RE HERE TO HELP YOU FLATTEN THE CURVE
At the end of the day, what we want is for you to make it through this pandemic safely. Our goal is to provide products to assist both medical professionals and the general public with tools to help flatten the curve and stop the spread of COVID-19.