April 06, 2020

3D printing of a face mask. I am sending here the GCode that was built to slice the face mask, in STL form. This is done by my own software application that I use for the Master ISICG 3D printing course. The printing process itself takes place on a Printrbot Simple Metal 3D printer. This printer is discontinued but still used for some courses at the University. Note that this mask is built for educational purposes only. Its effectiveness is weak compared to FF2 masks bought in pharmacies.

The fitting of the mask is not bad for adults but is obviously inappropriate for kids (I’ve seen other masks that are more suitable).

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3D print of the support grid: