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.
     Further, the Maker Vault and Innovation Center at RCBI cannot host gatherings, group events or workshops until further notice .
     If these changes affect your ability to access our facility, we recommend you temporarily suspend your monthly recurring membership until we can resume our regular operating hours. You can do this by clicking “Login” from the menu at the top of the page, or click here.
     - If you’ve forgotten your password, click the “Lost Your Password?” link under the login box for a reset.
     Please scroll down to check the calendar for up-to-date information, or email Deacon Stone at dstone@RCBI.org
**Last Updated 05/04/2020 3:00pm**

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.

M-F 9-5

TTh 9-8:30pm


Equipment available in the RCBI Maker Vault:

3D printers:

  • 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

Soldering Setups
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...

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