Face Shield - Post Tenebras Lux

Minimalist face shield, space for glasses and mask, long temples, holds with no rubber band


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https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/25857-prusa-protective-face-shield-rc2, https://www.youmagine.com/designs/protective-visor-by-3dverkstan


Minimal face shield structure.

Mix based on:

And recommendations received from my local hospital:

  • Hold well with no elastic band (easier for disinfection)
  • Allow space for masks and glasses
  • Lightweight and comfortable

-Designed to optimize material use and print time while still printing easily.

-Hole distances optimized for LEITZ punch hole (80mm distance).
-Also in 80-80-80mm and US 3-hole
-Version with top cover

Please let me know in the comments if you would like other distances.

Prusa has gathered useful information on its page : 3D Printed Protective Face Shields - FAQs https://help.prusa3d.com/en/article/3d-printed-protective-face-shields-faqs_125479

As well as production guidelines : https://manual.prusa3d.com/Guide/Assembling+the+Prusa+Face+Shield+RC1-RC2-RC3+-+community+version/1528#s41280&_ga=2.135882097.1389473449.1586427148-1624961871.1584880338 :


-CLEAN WORKSPACE: It is crucial, that your production environment is absolutely clean!!!

-TAKE PRECAUTIONS: Behave like you are infected. Use the respirator and for the next batches ideally the face shield.

-DISINFECT YOUR HANDS AND TOOLS: Wash your tools and hands regularly, if possible use gloves.

-DIVIDE THE STORAGE: Don't store the parts in one place, separate them into multiple batches. Avoid cross contamination! Use sealable bags! The virus is expected to die after 96 hours.

-CONSULT THE DESIGN: Talk to whoever will use this shield (doctors, police, ...). Discuss possible adjustments. One design might not fit all.


Materials and methods

3D printer
Rigid or semi-rigid filament
Plastic sheet, ideally anti-glare (e.g. A4 transparent film)
Hole punch



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    Mini 0000862dlb0319 added this to the To Make collection ago
    271bd29307139f614237353b4d066254?default=blank&size=40mkikia added this to the COVID 19 collection ago
    903fa1bf21d348eda5915004d2ad9745?default=blank&size=40Pasc al added this to the Covid19 collection ago
    60a666316b40aed9e9a835e8a8125d81?default=blank&size=40NKT created issue Holes aren't the ISO888 standard ago
    Mini f1c7665a e432 4435 a3e9 956e44e9d21bDam's / ATELIER + commented ago

    3-hole with 4.25" spacing version added

    Mini f1c7665a e432 4435 a3e9 956e44e9d21bDam's / ATELIER + commented ago

    Glad to hear. Thanks for your message John!

    F83cc0bf3594d554cbb6dda9d21a9538?default=blank&size=40jessehambley added this to the covid collection ago
    34d7c82cf6a3424592333f20c09abfb6?default=blank&size=40John Michalenko commented ago

    Thank you so much! A positive review from a Canadian Dr. I'm going to get to work!

    Mini f1c7665a e432 4435 a3e9 956e44e9d21bDam's / ATELIER + commented ago

    3-hole version added

    34d7c82cf6a3424592333f20c09abfb6?default=blank&size=40John Michalenko commented ago

    Your design is exactly what I'm looking for. Is there anyway you can put up a North American 3 hole punch? (With top cover) Thank you so much. Amazing work Dam's!

    Mini f1c7665a e432 4435 a3e9 956e44e9d21bDam's / ATELIER + commented ago

    3 x 80 mm versions added

    Mini f1c7665a e432 4435 a3e9 956e44e9d21bDam's / ATELIER + commented ago

    Version with top cover added

    Mini screen shot 2013 07 15 at 6.49.36 pmErik de Bruijn added this to the COVID19 collection ago
    Mini f1c7665a e432 4435 a3e9 956e44e9d21bDam's / ATELIER + published this design ago