Prusa Face Mask Headband

As part of the industry’s response to the Covid pandemic, along with many other small businesses and individuals, Charlie Victor produced hundreds of face mask headbands, from files uploaded by 3D printer manufacturer Prusa, for health workers in the early months of the crisis until more sustainable supply chains could be established.

The process proved itself to be ideal for collective mass-production and enabled the 3D printing community to participate in an initiative to protect key workers. 3D printing has provided a vital link between digital physical models, quickly and accurately translating from the screen to a part you can hold in your hands, offer up to check the fit of parts, or even test mechanical performance.