Dylan Romero
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UCSF 3D Printed Face Shield Project Recap

The UCSF 3D printed face shield project began on April 1 and concluded on May 14, 2020. During this time, a portion of the UCSF Library was converted into a production center to manufacture face shields for the UCSF hospital in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a recap of the project:

tile reading 21 3D printers used, 31 days of production, 5,241 face shields printed, 3,319 face shields donated, 8,560 total face shields

The face shield project was a collaboration between the following groups:

  • UCSF ORIF (Organized, Rapid, Intelligent Fabrication) team
  • UCSF Clinical Engineering
  • UCSF Library Makers Lab
  • UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • UCSF Center for Advanced 3D+ Technologies (CA3D+)
  • UCSF Documents & Media
  • San Francisco VA
  • Humanmade

The project would not have been possible without the help of volunteers from across the UCSF community. A key component of production was smoothing and sanitizing the face shields, which required many hours of volunteer time. The Library and Makers Lab would like to thank the following volunteers who generously donated their time and expertise supporting the project.

Shafkat Anwar, MD (School of Medicine, UCSF Center for Advanced 3D+ Technologies)
Mollie Bernstein (Department of Anatomy)
Gina Biviano, MA, ATC (PlaySafe Sports Medicine Program)
Chris Cadwell (School of Dentistry)
Wes Cayabyab (Kanbar Center for Simulation and Clinical Skills)
Dorothy Christian, RN, MS, NP (ZSFG Orthopedic Trauma Institute)
Alex Coburn (School of Medicine)
Wesley Dixon (School of Medicine)
Min-Lin Fang, MLS (Library)
Dominique Farris, ATC (PlaySafe Sports Medicine Program)
Amber Fitzsimmons, PT, MS, DPTSc (Department of Physical Therapy)
Elle Fukui (School of Medicine)
Matthew Garibaldi, MS, CPO (Orthotic and Prosthetic Centers)
Kayla Gradillas, MA, ATC (PlaySafe Sports Medicine Program)
Elise Hammond, ATC (PlaySafe Sports Medicine Program)
Arit Harvanko, PhD, (Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education)
Michael Heinbach, RN (School of Nursing)
Trevor Hooker, ATC (PlaySafe Sports Medicine Program)
Kirk Hudson (Library)
Paul Irving (Orthotic and Prosthetic Centers)
Lori Justice (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery)
Priya Kishore, BS (Piao Lab)
Hong Lee (The Shiow Lab)
Jacqueline Leff (Department of Anesthesia)
Justine Li, ATC (PlaySafe Sports Medicine Program)
Marc Lowe (IT Security)

Michael Mayes, MS, ATC (PlaySafe Sports Medicine Program)
Laura Moore, MD, PhD (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery)
Sally Moy, RN (School of Nursing)
Divya Natesan (Comprehensive Cancer Center)
Julie Nguyen, CPO (Orthotic and Prosthetic Centers)
Richard Nguyen, CPO (Orthotic and Prosthetic Centers)
Tuan Nguyen (School of Pharmacy)
Victoria Nguyen (School of Dentistry)
Rob Osorio (School of Medicine)
Neil Panchal, MS, ACSM-CPT (Human Performance Center)
Divyani Patel, RN BSN (Department of Neurological Surgery)
Veronica Reyes (Pediatric Cardiac MRI, Center for Advanced 3D+ Technologies)
Robert Rhee (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery)
Heather Roberts, MD (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery)
Raquel Rodriguez, MBA (Medical Education)
Joey Shemuel (School of Medicine)
Erin Stovall, MS, ATC (PlaySafe Sports Medicine Program)
Aish Subramanian (Comprehensive Cancer Center)
Angelina Tang (School of Medicine)
Hally Tappan, MA, ATC (PlaySafe Sports Medicine Program)
Cassandra (Cassy) Thanh (School of Medicine)
Karensa Tjoa (The Shiow Lab)
Ellen Tsay (School of Medicine) 
Anthony Venida (Perera Lab)
Jarret Weinrich, PhD (Department of Anatomy)

And thank you to the following UCSF and San Francisco VA community members who kindly donated their 3D printers for the face shield project:

  • Safa Herfat, PhD (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • David Sparks (San Francisco VA)
  • Dong Tran (IT Systems Engineering) 
  • Musa Zaid, MD (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery)
Multiple volunteers working on 3d printed face shield project
Thank you to all the volunteers!

Watch the video below to see an overview of the production process.

Many are still in need of PPE. Download the UCSF 3D printed face shield model and learn more on the Makers Lab webpage.

Contact the Makers Lab if you have questions about the 3D printed face shield or have ideas for other 3D printed projects that address the COVID-19 pandemic.