In these tough times, every little bit counts, and it warms our heart to see that Malaysians, regardless of race and age, coming together to help those in need.
#KitaJagaKita is indeed a thing, you guys.
Helping our heroes
In light of masks shortages faced for our frontliners during the COVID-19 pandemic, Malaysian 3D printing and design communities are doing their part to make things slightly better.
Among those who are helping out is MinNature Malaysia founder Wan Cheng Huat.
According to a report by The Star Online
, MinNature Malaysia will be creating face shields using 3D printing, laser cutting or DIY builds.
While this is good news for the frontliners, there's a small downside though: Wan said the production of the masks may not be up to par in terms of cleanliness because most makers did not have controlled environment settings.
This means visors made will have to be sent to an outside party to be disinfected using ultraviolet (UVC) light.
“Hospitals and medical personnel should come up with procedures to only accept items from verified sources that have conducted disinfecting procedures. We do not want to endanger them with unverified, contaminated items,” he said.
Meanwhile, another company, Biji Biji Design Sdn Bhd group’s CEO Rashvin Pal Singh, told the news portal that they are looking to partner with larger producers to increase the production volume of face shields.
The group said it is currently printing masks based on open-source design files from DIY community Instructables.
The group is also seeking assistance from others with 3D printers, laser cutters or similar equipment, as well as those who can connect them with face shield manufacturers, plastic mould makers, suppliers of 0.2mm transparent A4 plastic sheets and 4mm-8mm acrylic sheets, and frontline organisations in need of face shields.
Thank you, you guys, for going beyond to help our frontliners.