How To Help

Donate!

We need your help to meet out goal. We are 100% run by volunteers and donations are much appreciated and needed to cover the costs of materials (filament, PETG shield material, elastics, foam etc.). Please consider donating and help us spread the word!

Volunteer


**NOTE: Please do not sign up to volunteer in person or 3D print any items if you have been experiencing any symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat), if you have traveled within the past 14 days, if you are not experiencing any symptoms but have been told to self-isolate, or if you have been in close contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19.**


Please Fill Out the Volunteer Form

https://forms.gle/Ee4QfSKm5USxakhW8

This is an entirely volunteer run effort, and a way for us to support frontline workers during this troubling time.
Some roles we need your help with are:

  • 3D Printing/Manufacturing ** currently our biggest need

  • Packaging and Distribution

  • Couriering and Delivery

  • Community Outreach

  • Website and Database Development

  • Any other ways you can help!

Join the group conversation

Please join the group conversation, here we post updates and have discussions about the project

Join Slack at

https://join.slack.com/t/alberta3dppe/shared_invite/zt-dipnefxx-m0bGGTz9tMFvrFFyWezxtA

and/or Facebook at

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1045625562473542/?ref=nf_target&fref=nf


Steps for Printing

Step One: Download STL Print Files

Please download the models from these links as they have been approved by community healthcare providers.
Updated information or files will be uploaded to these links.

Face shield headband (clear shield component and elastic band will be supplied by our team):
https://grabcad.com/library/nih-3d-print-face-shield-1

Ear savers:
https://grabcad.com/library/nih-ear-savers-1

Step Two: Source Materials

List of Approved Materials

  • PETG

  • PLA

  • ABS

  • Co-Poly

Any colour works - Fun colours are appreciated :)

Where to Source Filament

Filament can be picked up from Karma Machining & Manufacturing (this has been purchased with funds from the GoFundMe)

Reprap https://www.reprapwarehouse.com/

Filaments.ca https://filaments.ca/

I print https://www.iprint-3d.com/

Amazon (although shipping times have been slow)

Step Three: Print

Printing Tips/Settings

For more 3D printing information and specifications please check the GrabCad account
Face shield headband
https://grabcad.com/library/nih-3d-print-face-shield-1

Ear savers
https://grabcad.com/library/nih-ear-savers-1

Step Four: Drop off & Distribution

1. Note the hours and location:

HQ Drop off & Filament pick up times: located 1 door down from Karma Machining & Manufacturing at 4115 98 St NW, Edmonton, AB

• Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm

• Friday: 9am - 4pm

After Hours Drop off times (no filament pick up during these time): located at back of Karma Machining & Manufacturing at 4113 98 St NW, Edmonton, AB

• Monday - Thursday: 7am – 9am and 5pm – 1 am

• Friday: 7am – 9 am

Weekends: 4-6 hour windows to be announced on Facebook/Slack

Items should be dropped off at the back door. Please ring the large green doorbell button and someone will come to assist you.

2. Fill out the drop off form: https://www.alberta3dppe.ca/drop-off

3. All items need to be in a sealed bag with your full name either written on the bag or on a note within the bag.

Note: You may drop off Ear Savers that you have produced to people/hospitals who have directly asked you for these.