The NGS2020 Face Shield
With the need for medical supplies increasing, we designed an open source face shield that's quick to produce using a laser cutter, easy to assemble, sturdy, and reusable. The NGS2020 face shield is made out of polyester (PET), polyacetal (POM), and silicone. These materials can withstand being cleaned with chlorine or alcohol, allowing you to disinfect, and reuse the face shield.
Please be advised that while this design has been developed in close contact with medical professionals and is currently being produced at the request of a large medical institute in the Netherlands, it has no official certification as of yet.
Cutting the parts for a single face shield takes seconds
No tools are needed to assemble the face shield
The materials can be cleaned using chlorine or alcohol
The design is free for anyone to use and adapt
All parts of the face shield can be produced using a laser cutter
- The polyester (PET) transparent visor. There are drawings for two different lengths (freedom of movement vs. more coverage).
- Two polyacetal (POM) strips that snap together to create the main structure of the face shield.
- A silicone strap that allows you to tighten the face shield.
Be aware cutting materials such as PET and POM will produce harmful fumes, so please make sure to take precautions and protect yourself.
How to assemble
After cutting, the face shield can be assembled without the use of any tools
The source files for the NGS2020 Face Shield are available under a Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Creative Commons license
The NGS2020 Face Shield was designed by www.snijlab.nl and partners in response to the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak. We were inspired by the 3d printable face shield released by Prusa and wanted to help using the tools we know best. For any inquiries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos by Marieke de Lorijn