WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) has developed a custom 3D printed face mask with a replaceable filter that’s non-irritating and sanitizable. Using photogrammetry with a standard smartphone camera, a 3D scan of a person’s face is obtained. The photos are then reprocessed to create a 3D mesh.
WASP’s mission was to make the 3D printed face mask “perfectly ergonomic” and to capture the facial features, comparable to “a second skin.” The team achieved this by using My Face Mask Blender add-on.
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The 3D printed face mask can be made of PC (Polycaprolactone), a biomaterial commonly used in the medical field or F1 SKIN CONTACT FLEX, a TPE 27 Shore D certified material, which can be placed directly on the skin. These materials reduce skin irritation after long-use, which has been a common and painful problem for medical personnel. The 3D printed mask can be sanitized and is re-usable. The centrally-located filter can also be replaced.
It takes from an hour and a half to two hours to customize a perfect-fit, 3D printed face mask using a Delta WASP 4070 INDUSTRIAL 4.0 printer.