News – 11.06.2020

JÄGER helps hos­pi­tal staff per 3D printer

What to do if there is a lack of pro­tec­tive equip­ment against the coro­na virus in hos­pi­tals and doc­tors’ surg­eries? Just print it your­self! Jäger Gum­mi und Kun­st­stoff GmbH imme­di­ate­ly fol­lowed a call from the Hanover-based ini­tia­tive “Mak­er­Mask” to print com­po­nents for pro­tec­tive masks in order to pro­tect med­ical per­son­nel from droplet infections.

JÄGER sup­ports “Mak­er­Mask” with hold­ers for faceshields 

Since April, the Prod­uct and Process Devel­op­ment Depart­ment (PPE) has been using the 3D print­er to pro­duce free hold­ers for more than 100 faceshields. With these faceshields, the “Mak­er­Mask” project group wants to counter the scarce masks and pro­tec­tive equip­ment in hos­pi­tals with a quick solu­tion in times of the COVID 19 pandemic.

The ini­tia­tive, which was set up by stu­dents and employ­ees of Leib­niz Uni­ver­sität Han­nover, is coor­di­nat­ed by the Mecha­tron­ics Cen­ter Han­nover (MZH), which also involves region­al com­pa­nies in the action. “Mak­er­Mask” works on a dona­tion basis and can there­fore dis­trib­ute the makeshift equip­ment free of charge to clin­ics and doc­tors in pri­vate prac­tice. The stu­dent ini­tia­tive for social projects Enac­tus Han­nover e.V. col­lects dona­tions for the project, for exam­ple to pay for the materials.

JÄGER helps with 3D printing 

In order to guar­an­tee a high-qual­i­ty com­po­nent, the employ­ees in the PPE depart­ment of Jäger Gum­mi und Kun­st­stoff print each visor hold­er indi­vid­u­al­ly on the 3D print­er. The 3D print­er needs just under four hours to pro­duce a hold­er of the appro­pri­ate qual­i­ty from the plas­tic PETG. The design is spec­i­fied by the project group to ensure that every­one com­plies with the same standards.

With the help of the instant mes­sag­ing ser­vices Telegram and Dis­cord, all par­tic­i­pants of “Mak­er­Mask” exchange their expe­ri­ences and can noti­fy the orga­niz­ers about already print­ed parts for pick­up. Stu­dents from Hanover pick up the mounts from Jäger Gum­mi und Kun­st­stoff and mount visors and rub­ber bands on them – in this way, in a divi­sion of labour, many face shields are cre­at­ed to pro­tect hos­pi­tal staff in Hanover.


Take part: Helpers and dona­tions wanted! 

MZH Man­ag­ing Direc­tor Marc War­necke empha­sizes that more vol­un­teers are still need­ed for the project. In addi­tion to face shields, work is cur­rent­ly under­way to devel­op a mouth-nose mask from the 3D print­er. Any­one who would like to get involved can con­tact him here.

You would like to sup­port “Mak­er­Mask” finan­cial­ly? On the web­site of the ini­tia­tive Enac­tus you can donate mon­ey online.

Cur­rent infor­ma­tion about “Mak­er­Mask”:


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