The need for important PPE has become overwhelming in the last several weeks. In order to help mitigate the spread of the virus, we have developed a set of guidelines as to how to handle the items that you are making. This guide has been advised based off of resources at Prusa Research, Mamaroneck VAC, UCLA, and numerous other doctors and medical professionals.
ACT AS IF YOU WERE INFECTED
Whenever you are making something or removing prints from your print bed, be sure to wear a mask and gloves. Sanitize your work space before you start and be sure to store your product in sealed zip-lock bags.
Do not store the entire stock in one place to minimize the risk of cross contamination. Use zip-lock bags to wrap your product so that cross contamination does not occur.
SANITIZE YOUR STOCK
It is currently debated how long the virus can survive on a surface. To be safe, please let your projects sit for 3-5 days before delivery to one of our approved drop off centers.
Regarding 3D printed materials, Please make sure that you clearly mark what type of filament the item was made from on top of the print. This ensures that we are able to follow proper sorting and cleaning procedures as outlined by the hospitals.