Cutting Only Projects


Face shields created by means of cutting only (e.g. laser cutting, die-cutting or by hand) are faster to produce than 3D printed versions.

What different cutting projects exist?

  • Origami single-piece design (foil only)
  • Origami two-piece design (foil only)
  • Two-piece design (foil and elastic)
  • Three-piece design (foil, elastic, and foam pad)

 

Origami single-piece design

This version is designed for high volume cutting. It is a single-piece foil design, involves very little assembling, and can be shipped easily. It does not require sourcing of extra materials (e.g. elastic, rubber, or foam).

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“Open Source Single Material Face Shield”
by University of Pittsburgh (USA)

PET, PETG, or Vinyl

die-cutting or laser cutting

pittfaceshield

 

Origami two-piece design

This version is designed for high volume cutting. It is a two-piece foil design, involves little assembling, and can be shipped easily. It does not require sourcing of extra materials (e.g. elastic, rubber, or foam).

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Recommended Material

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“COVID-19 Shield”
by Open Source Collaboration (USA)

PETG or PC

die-cutting, laser cutting, CNC, or water jet cutting

covid-19shields

“Origami Face Shield”
by MASKproject, Helpful Engineering (USA)

PET

die-cutting or laser cutting

maskproject.tech;
helpfulengineering;
drive.google

“KiwiShield”
by KerrikNZ, Creative Critters Design (NZ)

PETG

die-cutting or laser cutting

KiwiShield

“S1 Shield”
by Design Friction Lab (Italy)

PETG, alternatively PC, or any clear sheet of acrylic, acetate

laser cutting or water jet cutting

S1-SHIELD

“Kansas City Open Source Face Shield”
by University of Kansas (USA)

PETG, PC, PVC, or any other similar clear sheet

die-cutting, laser cutting, or CNC

Kansas Shield;
Note: alternative headband designs available for download (with elastic and / or foam pad)

 

Two-piece design

The majority of the versions are designed for high volume cutting. It is a two-piece design and involves little assembling. Most models can be shipped easily. It does require sourcing of one extra material for the headband (e.g. elastic or rubber band).

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“Proto Shield”
by Protohaven makerspace (USA)

PETG and elastic band

laser cutting

proto-shield

“Open Source Face Shield”
by Open Face PPE Project (USA)

clear plastic and elastic band

die-cutting, laser cutting, CNC, or similar

open-face-ppe 

“Ruimestre Design”
by Rui Costa Ruimestre, CMYK - Impressão e Design (Portugal)

clear sheet, acrylic frame, and rubber band

laser cutting

Ruimestre

“Wilbert Yuque’s Laser Cut Shield”
b
y the OSMS community (update of Ruimestre’s design)

clear sheet, acrylic frame, and rubber band

laser cutting

drive.google

“CVHCS Laser Cut”
b
y Assistive Technology team at the Central Virginia VA Health Care System (USA)

PETG or similar, Polypropylene frame, and rubber or elastic band

laser cutting

CVHCS;
Note: alternatively 3D printable or via injection molding

“MIT COVID-19 Face Shield”
b
y MIT Project Manus (USA)

PETG, PC, or APET, and elastic band

die-cutting

project-manus.mit;
Note: optional with foam pad; files only available upon request

 

Three-piece design

The majority of the versions are designed for high volume cutting. It is a three-piece design and involves moderate assembling. Most models can be shipped easily. It does require sourcing of two extra materials, one for the headband (e.g. elastic or rubber band) and another one for the forehead pad (e.g. foam or neoprene). Versions with a forehead pad are more comfortable to wear, however, the pad cannot be properly disinfected for reuse.

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“Wisconsin COVID19 Medical Face Shield”
b
y UW Makerspace (USA)

clear polyester sheet, PET, PETG, or PC, elastic band, and adhesive-backed polyurethane foam

die-cutting or laser cutting

making.engr.wisc;
Open-Source

“Flatiron Face Shield”
by hackaday.io

PETG, rubber band, and foam

laser cutting

flatiron-face-shield

“Hammerspace Face Shield”
by Hammerspace Workshop (USA)

clear sheet, acrylic frame, elastic band, and adhesive-backed foam

laser cutting

hammerspacehobby

“CBA Quickshield”
by Zach Fredin

clear plastic sheet, frame material, and neoprene

laser cutting

quickshield