B2B SaaS company DigiFabster is making a digital library available of 3D printable PPE devices as a resource for 3D manufacturers who are making personal protective equipment for frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For those who are not familiar with the company’s tools, DigiFabster helps 3D printing service bureaus by providing an online instant quote tool with real-time feedback. Now, to help 3D manufacturers around the world produce much needed PPE equipment, the company has assembled an exhaustive online library of various masks, eye protection equipment, and more that’s needed by frontline workers in hospitals, retail, delivery, and other essential industries.
DigiFabster is offering this library at no cost to any manufacturer who wants to use it — they do not have to be a DigiFabster client. DigiFabster is also providing a directory of 3D manufacturers who are making PPE so that anyone in need can contact these shops directly and place an order for PPE.
“We saw there was a gap between 3D manufacturers who are ready to produce PPE and the frontline workers who need it quickly,” said Constantine Ivanov, Co-Founder, and CEO of DigiFabster. “That’s why we put together this resource, to help connect these parties and address the shortage.”
Each PPE item in the library is accompanied by a 3D model, a dimensional sketch, a photo of the finished product, and recommendations for the technology, machinery, and materials that should be used to produce it effectively.
“A lot of the 3D PPE files you find online are user-generated content that was uploaded in a rush, so you may find mistakes or incomplete info,” says Peter van der Zouwen, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of DigiFabster. “We’ve done our due diligence, vetted each file, and filled in any informational gaps to make it easy for anyone who wants to 3D-print PPE.”
The PPE library and manufacturer directory are both live and available on DigiFabster.com/COVID