Best Practices for Printing

If you want to manufacture/3D print for our health practitioners or others, PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY

  • Use extreme caution! Act as if you were infected by the COVID-19 virus. Take your temperature first. If you have a fever, don't print, pack or send parts. Contact your health care professional.

  • Quarantine your print room. Use a room that is not used by other people and keep people from entering the room unless wearing gloves/mask.

  • Wear a face mask and a fresh pair of gloves when collecting each batch of printed parts.

  • How to enter a sterile room. First put on your facemask, enter the room, wipe your hands with sanitizer (wipes or gel) and put on gloves that are already in your sterile room.

  • Use sanitizing wipes to wipe down door handles, light switches and anything you touch. If you go out of the sterile room and touch anything with your gloves, put new gloves on before touching parts again.

  • Store the parts immediately in a sealable bag and let them sit for a min 48 hours, or if you are sending them someone, make sure the postal delivery time is more than 1 day. COVID-19 lasts approximately 48-92 hours on plastic. That means that by letting it sit for 2-3 days before distributing them, you’ll greatly reduce risk of transmission.

  • Do not store the entire stock in one place, minimize the risk of cross contamination.

  • use your AC/heat fan on high to circulate the air as much as possible. Don't forget to put new HEPA filters in.

  • Run a dehumidifier to keep the humidity to a minimum (approx 40%). While there is no data on it's efficacy, it will help reduce the amount of ambient moisture penetrating the parts.