Watching the sad news of the fast spreading virus and reading the request from various leaders to help with personal protective equipment (PPE), MRL’s scientists (Dr. Ayman Salem and Mr. Daniel Satko) designed MRL Face Shield at midnight on a cold Sunday evening. By the morning of Monday, the first prototype was manufactured and then revealed to the whole company team. The overwhelming supportive response from the aerospace team members convinced Ayman and Dan that they have their work family behind them. MRL Medical was registered and the website was up in less than 24 hours with one goal in mind; put the face shield in as many hands as possible with the following requirements (1) Reusable: to protect the limited supply of the face shield raw material they have designed it to be reusable. After every use, it can be removed and stored until the end of the day then sanitized for reuse the second day, (2) Adjustable head strap that can fit any shape or size easily, (3) exchangeable visor that can fit any head strap so after sanitization any user can simply reattach it to the head strap, (4) open source files and raw material from hardware store.
The 10 years success of MRL in the metallic 3D printing for aerospace made the company agile to design and manufacture PPE and spin off the MRL Medical LLC as a fast factory that was created specifically to respond to the demand for Personal Protective Equiptment (PPE) during the fight against COVID19.
MRL team believes in distributing manufacturing as the solution for responding to this global emergency. Hence, we are delivering the face shield in three ways
We are committed to helping our fellow human beings and hence we are keeping the Face Shield open source and even ready to send you a kit to make them on your own.
Please remember that this whole activity started less than a couple of days ago. So, we ask you to help us by sending us positive feedback and suggestions. There is so much we like to do. But a lot depends on how you will help us to help the world one face shield at a time. Buy the way, MRL facemask will be revealed in a few days.