CULLMAN MAN DONATES 3D PRINTED MASK STRAPS TO HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS
David Patterson, of Cullman, has started making surgical mask straps with a 3d printer. The straps are made to relieve pressure on the ears created by surgical masks as well as to hold them tighter to your face creating a better seal. Patterson is donating many of them to those that are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak.
“They are 100% free to first responders, police officers, firefighters, and medical professionals,” Patterson said.
Using his 3D Printer, Patterson is able to make 5 straps every 3 hours and has enough materials for 100 – 150 straps.
“So far I’ve made about 100.” Patterson said, “I just dropped 50 off at Cullman Regional. I’ve sent them as far away as Arizona. And my mom is handing them out to police officers.”
In order to make more, Patterson would appreciate donations to help fund making the straps. You can make a donation at his gofundme page here:
“I had been seeing articles about people in the 3d printing hobby printing things over in Italy for ventilators. I wanted to make something since I had a printer but just didn’t know what. Then my wife shows me this design and I started working on them immediately,” Patterson said.
If you would like some straps or know someone that could use them contact David Patterson at [email protected]