Montana Silversmiths Creates 3D Masks For Healthcare Facilities
Montana Silversmiths is partnering with local businesses and medical professionals to rapidly shift some of their existing buckle capabilities toward reusable masks.
Montana Silversmiths currently uses 3D modeling in the production and design of jewelry and buckles and is now applying that same technology of these machines to make the 3D masks.
A strong call for a community response inspired Montana Silversmiths to do their part. These are trying times in our country and Montana Silversmiths is committed to ensuring the safety of our employees, community, family, and friends. The inspiration for the idea came from Dr. Dusty Richardson, a neurosurgeon at the Billings Clinic.
His story and the response from others in the community allowed Montana Silversmiths to launch this production effort. The hope is that our story can help inspire even more businesses and individuals to step forward and do what they can to support our communities.
Montana Silversmiths is working to make the 3D masks for healthcare workers that are so urgently needed with its production capabilities. As a part of the community for 48 years, we take our responsibility to our community seriously. Montana Silversmiths has long been a leader in the Western market, and now are thrilled to be able to partner with those in our community to provide a vital need. Local partners, including Yellowstone Academy at YBGR, the Billings Clinic, and the Stillwater Mine have been tremendous in their support of our efforts.
Montana Silversmiths is inspired by the people across the country making sacrifices, small and large to help their neighbors. Our communities will face many challenges ahead, and all efforts to help and emerge stronger than before must start in our back yards.
Want to help in your community?
Montana Silversmiths wants to encourage anyone with a 3D printer to help your community! We invite all hobbyists, dentists, schools, universities, anyone with 3D printers to start making these masks and delivering them to your local hospitals.
Masks require a filter that can be made cutting up a single mask into 6 pieces or by ordering custom filter patches (which exceed industry standards) from Shane at High Tech Filters at 800.785.6985. His business can produce as many as are needed.
We appreciate all those who are working hard to help fight COVID-19. Thank You!
This link to the updated files from the creators of the mask: https://www.makethemasks.com/make-the-masks
See directions on how to print a 3D mask here.