You can make this with a ruler, a paper punch, a craft knife and a small number of materials
The face shield can be posted in a standard envelope for an A4 insert, and pops up into shape
The curved headband accommodates eye glasses. Tying the ribbon allows the wearer to adjust size to fit
Prepare an area where you can safely make face shields. Clean down all surfaces and tools that you need. Wear a surgical mask or face mask, and wash your hands frequently.
Make sure to print out the plans on A4 paper, at 100% scale. Double check this by measuring the printout with a ruler.
Place one clear plastic sheet over the printed plans. Cut the straight lines for the headband, and the curves on the bottom edge.
Use a paper punch to make the holes marked by the 6mm diameter circles. A hand drill or leather punch will work as an alternative.
Take another sheet of A4 acetate, and slice into four strips lengthways so they each measure 297mm x 52.5mm.
Use double-sided sticky tape, or regular tape to stick the visor and the long strip together, aligning both pieces with the top edges and sides.
Follow the illustration to thread through the ribbon from one side of the visor through to the other, looping around in the centre.
Wipe down the completed face shield and slide into its own C4 envelope (or zip-lock bag). A standard C4 sized envelope will be large enough to hold one to three face shields.
Who will be on your list to get the face shields you make?
Please let us know when you make Crown Visor face shields by sharing photos on social media and tagging with @fluidedge. Thank you!
MaskForce, a resource for manufacturing DIY emergency PPE supplies
Badger Shield, a COVID-19 Medical Face Shield
Operation #BadgerShield, Jesse Darley, Director of Mechanical Engineering & Principal, Delve Design
Face shields for infection control: A review
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
Hierarchy of Controls, PPE is least effective intervention at controlling exposures to occupational hazards, CDC
Sequence For Putting On Personal Protective Equipment & How To Safely Remove Personal Protective Equipment, CDC
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic, WHO, World Health Organisation
Coronavirus (COVID-19), HSE, Health Executive Authority, Ireland
“The Commission is also putting forward a Commission Recommendation on the conformity assessment and market surveillance procedures within the context of the COVID-19. This will enable, in particular, to increase the supply of certain types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as disposable facemasks to civil protection authorities, even if it is not CE-marked, without compromising our health and safety standards.”
Swedish 3D-printed protective visor
Prusa Face Shield - A prototype face shield that we developed. In three days, we went through dozens of prototypes and two verifications with the Czech Ministry of Health.
OpenFacePPE Face Shield V1
Solin Flatpack Face Shield V8
HappyShield Curved Crease Origami Face Shield For Infection Control
Wearing a face mask for an extended period of time. Sew a button to a headband to keep from destroying your ears.
#Arquitecta #Coronavirus #ProteccionMayor (a very simple idea, presented stylishly )
COVID-19 Face Shield PPE
Covid Med Supply - We Need To Help Each Other
Open Source Ventilator (OSV) Ireland - looking at other projects too, including face shields / splash shields
Table of COVID-19 Visor Projects Ireland, by Ian Walton of NCAD
The global pandemic has given rise to a worldwide shortage of protective face shields. Sourcing materials and tools to make them has also become challenging.
I wanted to design a face shield that required the least amount of different materials which could be easily sourced. I hoped I could come up with the design that could be made by many people with basic craft skills, without requiring power tools or specialist technology like 3D Printers or Laser Cutters.
After some trial and error, the current design requires one and one quarter sheets of A4 acetate, adhesive tape to hold them together, and 3 feet of ribbon to hold the curved shape and tie around your head.
The only tools required are a sharp knife, a ruler and a paper punch.
Thank you to Síle, Pam, Kate, Keith, Helen, Gillian, Sean, Giulia, Simon, Sabrina, John, Mal, Paddy, Maria Angela, Libby, Ciaran, Peter, Colman, Enda, Pearse, as well as everyone volunteering on the OSV-X project.
Thank you too to the people at Delve Design who pioneered the Badger Shield design, and the people behind MaskForce who inspired me.
To everyone around the world who uses these plans, thank you and stay well.