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2020 April 6

Local effort to produce PPE

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Ppe4cc is a website for a local effort (Central Coast of California) that is attempting to produce personal protective equipment by distributed production around the community. It is being lead by Idea Fab Labs, I believe.  The site has patterns for a face mask similar to the ones I made (here and here), but with a wire to shape the mask to the nose, rather than a 3D-printed clip like I switched to and with 4 layers rather than 2 layers.

The Idea Fab Labs  mask pattern may be easier to sew than the one I used, as it has a fold at the center, rather than a curved seam.  They added darts to get the necessary shaping to fit the face.

There is an effort to get locals with sewing machines to make lots of masks, for distribution to others who lack sewing machines.  Full details are on a link at the bottom of, but the basics are that they’ll distribute kits for making 20 masks, and pay $3 a mask for the finished masks.  There are also requests to help with distribution.

They also have an effort to get people with 3D printers making face shields.

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