DtM-v3.1 Face Shield

Design that Matters

DtM-v3.1 Face Shield Contact Solution Provider

Solution Overview & Benefits

Information updated: April 24th 2020

This is a 3D-printable headband.

From the open source design, a headband can be printed, to which a transparent face shield can be attached that limits aerosol and splatter exposure from in front and above, while providing top ventilation and which is re-usable for a single user.

Note that this solution is a collection of open source files only. Design That Matters is not currently constructing the DtM-v3.1 Face Shield for distribution.

History & Development

This design is a modification from the Prusa Protective Face Shield - RC2, developed further by a range of over 40 contributors, including Spark Health Design, Microsoft, Boeing, the University of Washington and others. This design has undergone review in a clinical setting and has been found appropriate when fabricated with the printer type and materials specified and is designed as backup Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) options if the standard PPE has become unavailable. This device has not gone through the same regulatory approval process as standard PPE but has gone through a special verification process expedited strictly for the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Publicly available: Yes
Countries where available: The design and files for 3D printing are publically available worldwide. Price range: Free
Offered or can be licensed for local manufacture: Yes


Dimensions: 191 (WD) x 149 (L) x 332 (H) mm
Weight: 0.05kg

Additional Information

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