RCBI at Marshall University
The Center for Innovation
COVID-19 Response: Model As Support System (MASS), 3DP of Medical PPE
Included is a list of growing resources to an approach to scaled manufacture of PPE for the medical community, using nearly any 3d printer; such as those in the Maker Vault at RCBI Huntington.
Outlined is an approach to designing for model-separation, recommended printer settings, free and open-source tools for editing and slicing, and general production workflow.
The scaled tactic is simple:
1.) Identify existing 3d models which can stack - with each supported by the previous model printed.
2.) Test Stacking and Pinning capability of your printer with a test file
* transparency, to show interior pins
* Separation between upper and lower portion increases from L > R... Leftmost models are fused, Rightmost models are spaced too far...
3.) Separate and Pin models according to your machine's capabilities
4.) Print, iterate, and improve!
For Resources, downloads, and a Quick Start Guide...
The Maker Vault @ RCBI Huntington!
In response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and in keeping with federal and state guidelines, effective Thursday, March 19, the Maker Vault will no longer be open after 5 p.m.
RCBI’s Maker Vault provides the community with a space to experiment, develop, and learn through self-led projects and group workshops. Making high-end professional equipment and materials accessible for all, the Maker Vault extends RCBI’s support of innovation and entrepreneurship; and gives a retired bank vault new life as a repository of ideas and creativity.
With a Maker Vault membership, you receive access to our high-end, professional equipment as well as:
- Expert training and assistance for all equipment
- Access to Maker Vault classes and workshops
- Access to materials and supplies to build your creations
Memberships are $24 a month for adults and $14 for students, educators, veterans, and first-responders.
Equipment available in the RCBI Maker Vault:
- Makerbot Replicator 2's
- Makerbot Replicator 2X Expiramental
- INVENT3D Printer
- LulzBot TAZ 5
X-Carve tabletop CNC router
Buffalo Dental Tray-Vac Vacuum Forming System
GlowForge Laser Cutter/Etcher/Engraver
Silhouette Cameo Vinyl Cutter
Desktop & Laptop Computers
Planning, Assembly, & Workspace
Hours of Operation & Calendar for Maker Programs!
*Please consult this calendar for scheduled events, cancellations, & holiday hours. Every effort will be made to provide at least 1 week's notice of any changes to the schedule.
For resources, including file downloads and a Quick Start Guide...
For more resources, file downloads, and a Quick Start Guide...