An open source, laser cuttable face shield

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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.

Quick to produce

Cutting the parts for a single face shield takes seconds

Can be assembled by hand

No tools are needed to assemble the face shield


The materials can be cleaned using chlorine or alcohol

Open Source

The design is free for anyone to use and adapt

the design

All parts of the face shield can be produced using a laser cutter

The NGS2020 face shield is made out of four parts:
  • 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 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

Photos by Marieke de Lorijn

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