ABOUT THIS 3D MODEL
In the time when the ongoing global pandemic is rapidly affecting all aspects of everyday life, it is of vital importance to stay socially responsible and preserve positive mindset for the sake of yourself and your dear ones. 3D printing community representatives from all across the globe have been demonstrating great initiatives to make a difference in the current situation. On our part, Gambody team wants to support and cheer up all 3D printing fans who are self-isolating at home, offering a fun way to entertain yourself and the ones you are is quarantining with. Fun face masks inspired by iconic fictional characters notable for their appearance may become an amusing pastime during social-distancing. You might have been puzzling over the theme Birthday party to throw in quarantine conditions with your folks or there might be an online video chat planned with your friends - the one-of-a-kind fun masks may, in fact, do their job in maintaining a good mood throughout the yet another day of quarantine. What is more, working on such a 3D printing project with your child will most likely result in an excellent quality time spend together. It is simply impossible to get bored while creating a life-size mask of a favourite video game hero! Last but not least, it is never to early to start your preparation for the next theme festival or even Comic-Con. The fun masks for 3D printing were prepared for all fans of our marketplace, all geeks, comic books enthusiasts and members of 3D printing community in order to show our support and to make sure all of you remember that you are never alone. Stay in the safety of your home, 3D print the mask of your beloved character and don’t let any blues into your quarantine!
DISCLAIMER: Please be aware that these 3D printing masks are non-medical, they have not been tested by medical professionals or verified by the appropriate regulatory. The design of these 3D printing masks is not intended to replace standard personal protective equipment as N-95 or surgical masks etc. but may become a basis for alternative protection in case of a nationwide shortage of PPE or if the conventional equipment becomes unavailable only if the maker is competent to undertake any modifications of this kind. These 3D printing masks are not meant to be worn as a protection during the pandemic but can be used as personal basic PPE by healthy people who are practising good social distancing and self-isolation in order to cheer up the household one is quarantining with. We strongly urge 3D printing enthusiasts not to use non-verified 3D printed masks as PPE in medical facilities and in crowded venues.
MASKS' DESIGN AND CHARACTERISTICS
Format. The masks are saved in STL files, a format supported by most 3D printers and in .mb format that one can open in AutoDesk Maya to modify the design (the latter are provided upon request being too large to come with STL files).
Material. You can print the masks using your regular PLA or PETG 3D printing filament or go for any flexible material of your choice to make the mask more comfortable to wear. We highly recommend that you avoid any toxic materials or filaments of questionable quality while printing your face mask.
Size and Adjustment. Each mask comes in 1:1 scale to fit an average adult face. Should you feel the need to adjust the shape of the mask to fit your face more snugly you can do it by applying high temperature and force (the masks are made 2-5mm thick to allow that), or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating what particular areas feel wrong and our team will make the adjustments for you within the STL file. As mentioned above, there are also files in .mb format for you to modify the mask as you wish yourself that you can request by writing at email@example.com.
Ventilation and Hygiene. In order for one to freely breathe while wearing the mask, there were vent openings provided which have hollow areas meant for filters to make sure the air you are breathing is clean. Make sure you follow the personal hygiene rules while wearing the face mask!
N.B. If you choose to modify the design of any of these 3D printing face masks in order to use it as an alternative to the regular PPE, please, make sure you take into consideration the importance of the step-by-step processing of the 3D printed mask.
It is recommended to thoroughly (1) sand the surface of the mask under the tap water with progressively finer grits all the way to a smooth finish. (2) Add filler (spray or paste) all over the mask’s surface to make sure you fill all fine gaps between the layers. (3) Sand the mask again, this time without any water. (4) Cover the surface of the mask with thick coats of clear lacquer. (5) Use any rubber material (e.g. rubber window padding tape) to apply the rubber seal around the edge of the mask. Make sure you use non-toxic silicone or glue. (6) Seal the area around filters with re-usable o-rings, funky foam etc.