KiwiShield- Single Material PPE Face Shield -No Elastic Needed

Introduction: KiwiShield- Single Material PPE Face Shield -No Elastic Needed

About: Designer, fabricator, entrepreneur.

*New files have been uploaded with new name convention and we have added the short version of the mask for smaller cutting beds (does not have the top cover) and the extra long version of the clinical mask (goes further below the chin).

Hi all,
This is the first public iteration of KiwiShield, a 100% laser or die cut-table single material face shield and fully adjustable strap. This design is complete and doesn't need any other materials to be ready for use

This clinical design is yet to be certified for medical use but you use this device at your own risk.

We recommend using 0.75mm PETG as our experiences with this have been excellent. We will be documenting more procedures in the coming days and releasing more iterations if a breakthrough is made.

For now these files are available as Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Just to be clear it has not been certified so use is at your own risk.

Kia kaha, love from New Zealand and take care of each other friends.

For purchases you can visit: https://kiwishieldppe.com/

Aroha from Creative Critters Design

Step 1: Current Recommended Files: KiwiShield 3.0 Clinical.dxf' and 'KiwiShield 3.0 Strap.dxf'

We recommend using the latest files, currently 'KiwiShield 3.0 Clinical.dxf' and 'KiwiShield 3.0 Strap.dxf'. Minor iteration with improvements in strength at bend points on top and more clip points on the strap to suit a greater range of head sizes.

File Notes:

KiwiShield 3.0 Clinical.dxf Current Recommended version for use

KiwiShield 3.0 Strap.dxf Current Recommended version for use

Only when you can't fit the full size strap on your cutting bed:

KiwiShield 3.0 Strap Part x of 3 Three part strap that can be cut on smaller bed when necessary

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    21 Comments

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    Marisa33
    Marisa33

    1 year ago on Introduction

    Thanks for sharing! it's a great design :) Please could you tell me what are the measures of the face shield and the strap?

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    KerrikNZ
    KerrikNZ

    Reply 1 year ago

    Hi Marissa,

    The measurements for the face shield is 334.985mm high and 442.653mm wide and the strap is 35mm high and 743.343mm wide.

    Hope that helps :)

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    Marisa33
    Marisa33

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you, today we test your design and we really liked it. We tried use only the strap part 2 with elastic and it's great :)

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    KerrikNZ
    KerrikNZ

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thats absolutely awesome Marisa, that looks like it works well, might have to try that ourselves. Can I ask what country you're doing this in? I'm trying to keep track of some of the people making them :)

    Cheers

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    Marisa33
    Marisa33

    Reply 1 year ago

    Hi Kerrik,
    Te escribo desde Perú :) We just made 1,000 Kiwishields for donations to hospitals. I am attaching the photo of the first donation of kiwishields that has been for the doctors of the army hospital. We are very happy with your design, thanks you a lot!!!

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    KerrikNZ
    KerrikNZ

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you Marisa, I really appreciate that and I am so happy that its working for you, truly wishing you the best of luck. Te aroha me ta kaha, much love and strength from New Zealand

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    SashaF9
    SashaF9

    1 year ago

    Fantastic! I've been looking to do this exact thing! Do you have a link to the material you use?

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    KerrikNZ
    KerrikNZ

    Reply 1 year ago

    If you do produce any I'd love to see a few photos? :) you can always message them to me and let me know what country you're in?

    Hope you're keeping safe.

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    KerrikNZ
    KerrikNZ

    Reply 1 year ago

    Hi thanks Sasha, I'm afraid not as we bought through a local supplier.. it is acetate coated 0.75mm PETG sheet if you search locally

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    Alex in NZ
    Alex in NZ

    1 year ago

    Nice idea! Well done, and thanks for sharing your idea :-)

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    KerrikNZ
    KerrikNZ

    Reply 1 year ago

    If you do produce any I'd love to see a few photos? :) you can always message them to me and let me know what country you're in?

    Hope you're keeping safe.

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    KerrikNZ
    KerrikNZ

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks mate i appreciate it

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    KerrikNZ
    KerrikNZ

    Reply 1 year ago

    If you do produce any I'd love to see a few photos? :) you can always message them to me and let me know what country you're in?

    Hope you're keeping safe.

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    KerrikNZ
    KerrikNZ

    Reply 1 year ago

    No problem.. i hope you find a use for it :)

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    walide8
    walide8

    1 year ago

    Well done .. very beautiful

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    KerrikNZ
    KerrikNZ

    Reply 1 year ago

    If you do produce any I'd love to see a few photos? :) you can always message them to me and let me know what country you're in?

    Hope you're keeping safe.

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    KerrikNZ
    KerrikNZ

    Reply 1 year ago

    Cheers mate, appreciated

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    docdavies
    docdavies

    1 year ago

    Great Job folks....I love the design. But one question...laser cutting the head strap requires a rather large bed laser cutter...fortunately we have two 24x36" Lasers. But it would be very difficult for a small makerspace with a smaller bed. Have you thought of any way to redo the strap to be in two pieces...but retain the unbroken area at the forehead?

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    KerrikNZ
    KerrikNZ

    Reply 1 year ago

    If you do produce any I'd love to see a few photos? :) you can always message them to me and let me know what country you're in?

    Hope you're keeping safe.