TopBackgroundImage
GallaghersArt

Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators

Monday, March 02, 2020

Gallaghersart airtight masks dsc00335sm from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators GallaghersArt_gallaghersart_airtight_masks_dsc00335sm.jpg

** USE AT OWN RISK if your smart and make sure this config is air tight it is better. Not

for use with children, use may make issues worse. Keep clean and read and understand proper use of masks.

Update March 9th 2020 -

Version 0.02 Large 3M® 6300 adapter part, Designed to print fast, I’m currently just under 2hrs per part

  • Thinner walls, tilted Mouthpiece adapter for better fit.
  • Optimized for printing. 0.4mm nozzle. 0.5mm lines and parameters width.
  • 2 parameters with alternating 3rd
  • 20% fill – grid – connecting lines.
  • 3 floor 3 tops, no support.

I have been working on these designs a few years ago and have plans for commercial plastic injection molded add-ons / that enable disposable and face respirators to be airtight. They require a scuba mouthpiece and nose clips.

Once installed ALL air goes through scuba mouthpiece and through air filters, NO leakage from side of masks or for people with beards (like myself and why I created these, so I do not have to shave my beard).

Due to COVID-19 I’m posting my 3D prototypes for personal use. With hopes of finding support and funds that I have no way to get myself.

Please donate so I can purchase all other types of disposable and half/ full face respirators and find the best nose plugs and mouthpieces. ALL proceeds will go to this, my time is donated at this time.

My plastic injected mods would-be one-piece adapter with mouthpiece. Washable and reusable. Just swap out masks/ air filter.

Currently I only have the 3M 6300 Large half face mask. With donation I would need 3 of each face mask to build adapters. (1 to cut up, 1 to use as prototype, and one that will have final modifications done to them). I could also use one of the Super high-resolution 3d scanners that is capable of reverse engineering the units, so far, the price tags for these 3D scanners is $25k -to - $50,000 for the units. I hope someone out there may work with me so I could borrow a scanner. I live in Massachusetts – so if you have one of these please let me know if we can work out some things for temporary use.

This is ongoing and more mods will be posted once I have printed them and verified, they work. Also, versions that people can just use what ever fabric/ filers they have as a last resort.

Please note at this time use at your own risk. I can not be liable for anything. And use in face respirators may void your warranty. But when used correctly these only make the masks and respirators truly airtight.

Currently I’m using “magic tape” that is double sided and 2mm thick for my 3M 6300 face mask. This tape is reusable by washing with water then air drying. (still testing this myself). With the face respirators I planned the final version to be single silicone piece and the pressure from the face mask should keep things airtight (not verified yet, need more masks to test.) If not, magic tape may be end solution (if you make magic tape I need some that has backers on both sides of tape so I can more easily cut to correct shape – please contact me)

My end goal would be mods that people can 3D print themselves across the world. And Commercially made injection molded part mods that can be purchased at a low cost. Also, a cardboard version that can be given out in emergency situations at a super low cost, while using cheap disposable masks.

Links to parts, NOT affiliated, just links, I get nothing if you buy. And Prices have skyrocketed since I ordered them

Support this!

$5K+ would enable me to

  • 1: Purchase all makes of disposable masks, and face respirators to make prototypes and 3D printable modified parts for use with scuba mouthpieces – That will be available for people to download for free and print for their personal use.·
  • 2: purchase new 3D printers or hire prototypes to be 3D print in a timely manner.·
  • 3: Software and CAD PC’s purchase.·
  • 4: Accounting, online, mobile phone, and other legal and official business expenses
  • 5: hire consultants to do limited work.·
  • 6: Minimal online costs (website, email etc..)

$100K+

  • would enable milling of plastic injection molds for mass production·
  • Hire other great people·
  • Find temp location for production

$500K

  • Thinking all injection parts for many uses would be in production
  • Long term safe production site/s will be found
  • Hire a Bunch of great employees
  • Make all patents official and legal

Thanks for your time, your comments, and donations to get this idea going.

Stay safe and love all,

Michael Gallagher

GallaghersArt.com

3M ® 6300 face respirator airtight module install.

Place Magic Tape that is 2mm thick on the 3 sides of add-on part
while leaving 2nd side film on tape, cut to size. Only 3d printed
part that meet up with mask will be using tape. Do not have any Extra tape in the
Inside diameter of the add-on part, this may stick with air vent flaps and will
not work as designed. Some outside diameter tape is ok. If you have a beard the
tape could attach. after parts are installed you can dirty up any of the magic
tape that may extend past part. This will make tape not sticky.

Once all tape is cut to size and ready to be installed –
press tape hard against part on all areas. Using your fingers and pressing
around works best, do no press whole part against table or press – that’s overkill,
and failure will happen. Verify device fits correctly, and do some test installs
before removing tape backing for finial install.

Place 3M 6300 mask on hard supportive surface with opening facing
up. Best if 2 people do this. You will want to remove the film from all 3
sides. Then other person will for open the mask from the sides so part can be
dropped into place while only gluing to 1 side (center, bottom). Press part
into mask. Then have second person release sides then press sides together.

Test Unit# SO far in testing only high-pressure leaks were within
the mask. (high-pressure = human breath). It will not be 100%. With normally breathing
it is good, only when sucking or a real pressure as if you are blowing up a balloon
is when air leaks.

·
Print 2x 3M 6300 filter blocks and screw into place,

·
Exhale sound be normal, and inhalation should be
blocked as much as possible.

·
Now place your hand palm over masks exhalation
valve to block vent, try to exhale, you should still receive resistance. And
while exhaling with vents blocked you may be able to find any leaks.

·
If you can inhale with blocks in place, then
maybe you exhale vent is blocked open. Try inhaling with both blocks in place
and your hand palm over exhale valve, if no resistance then exhale vale is
broken and do not use.

·
Remove the 2 blocks and place pam over exhale
vent, if air comes out inhale valves when you exhale then these valves are not
closing correctly, or need replaced, in some cases I found them just needing a
little wiggle into place, access from outside. Be careful they are thin.

When not in use cover filters with a new sandwich bag, treat
the exterior of mask and air filters as contaminated.

Place mouthpiece in another new clean bag and part should be
washed between uses. Do not place mouthpiece on any surface other that in use
or in storage bag to be cleaned before next use. The mouthpiece goes in you
mouth so it needs to be clean at ALL times!

It is up to the end user to keep parts that comes into
contact with your body and mouth clean and not to get contaminated. If a sick
person sneezes on your mouthpiece and then you use it without washing YOU WILL
GET SICK!

When used correctly this will protect you better, IF used
INCORRECTLY it will enable an infection.’

Generic Airtight Mask adapter

Required: 1 scuba mouthpiece, adapter device, nose plug, Double
sided tape (strong), and disposable filters.

I have not tested all masks with these, hope to get samples
to verify and adjust for all uses.

A disposable mask is attached to this device with double
sided tape so that ALL Air travels through Scuba mouthpiece. Along with nose
plug to keep air from leaking from nose.

This is use at your own risk. Originally designed so I can
use masks with my beard. Side effect is it is a closed loop air filter when use
correctly.

At this time, I have used the double-sided tape used on
winter windows covers, and Magic Tape. At this time Magic tape is best for face
respirators. Looking for other materials that will allow better use for
disposable mask. (need new tape with each filler replacement.)

It is up to the user to constantly monitor these modifications
for an airtight air mask. If any part is broken or if mask and device pull apart
will void any desired protection. When airtight only air passing through air
filter while breathing normally.

Instructions:

Place disposable mask on device and out line its shape on
device with pencils while the mask is laying flat on the edges. This device is
for masks that are formed to bend around mouth and nose.

Place double-sided tape within and over the trace of the mask
your going to use. Cover entire loop of outside of disposable mask. When mask in
installed only the outside of the mask should touch device, with double sided
tape between.

Press double sided tape firmly against device. Verify alignment
with mask. If any areas not taped in contact of areas of mask may require more
tape.

Once all tape is in place to make a secure and airtight seal
remove the tape backing.

Place mask filter on double-sided tape already installed on
device. Press mask firmly into tape.

Verify mask is held into place.

Install scuba mouthpiece and test unit. Fix any leaks.

Verify tape is holding while using and no leaks appear. ANY
leakage will void the desired protection.

Use as needed.

When not in use place unit and mouthpiece in clean safe bag,
keep mouthpiece clean and do not contaminate as this will be in your mouth. The
air filer may become contaminated so do not handle the disposable mask until it
is time to replace. While replacing remove scuba mouthpiece and wash it good,
place in safe area. Remove old mask as if it was covered in wet paint, use disposable
gloves and paper towels. Dispose of filter, wash device and remove of tape if necessary.
If using magic tape, a simple wash with water then air dry should re-enable the
stickiness.

Gallery
Click image to view larger, or...
Gallaghersart airtight masks dsc00335sm from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators gallaghersart_airtight_masks_dsc00335sm.jpg Download Original 4608 x 3456

6.09 MiB
Click image to view larger, or...
Gallaghersart airtight mask 002 dsc00336sm from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators gallaghersart_airtight_mask_002_dsc00336sm.jpg - 3M ® 6300 mod
3M ® 6300 mod
Download Original 4608 x 3456

6.36 MiB
Click image to view larger, or...
Gallaghersart airtight mask 002 dsc00337sm from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators gallaghersart_airtight_mask_002_dsc00337sm.jpg - 3M ® 6300 mod
3M ® 6300 mod
Download Original 4608 x 3456

6.35 MiB
Click image to view larger, or...
Gallaghersart airtight mask 002 dsc00338sm from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators gallaghersart_airtight_mask_002_dsc00338sm.jpg - 3M ® 6300 mod
3M ® 6300 mod
Download Original 4608 x 3456

5.92 MiB
Click image to view larger, or...
Gallaghersart airtight mask 002 dsc00343sm from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators gallaghersart_airtight_mask_002_dsc00343sm.jpg - 3M ® 6300 mod installed into mask
3M ® 6300 mod installed into mask
Download Original 4608 x 3456

5.5 MiB
Click image to view larger, or...
Gallaghersart airtight 3m 6300 plug dsc00355sm from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators gallaghersart_airtight_3m_6300_plug_dsc00355sm.jpg - 3M ® 6300 large mask filter Plug
3M ® 6300 large mask filter Plug
Download Original 4608 x 3456

4.82 MiB
Click image to view larger, or...
Gallaghersart airtight mask 001 dsc00339sm from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators gallaghersart_airtight_mask_001_dsc00339sm.jpg - Version 1 N95 mask with exhale vent possible finial version cardboard with scuba adapter. Using just regular double-sided tape in these pictures from mid last year so the tape is giving out in pictures.
Version 1 N95 mask with exhale vent possible finial version cardboard with scuba adapter. Using just regular double-sided tape in these pictures from mid last year so the tape is giving out in pictures.
Download Original 4608 x 3456

5.53 MiB
Click image to view larger, or...
Gallaghersart airtight mask 001 dsc00340sm from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators gallaghersart_airtight_mask_001_dsc00340sm.jpg - Version 1 possible finial version cardboard with scuba adapter. Using just regular double-sided tape in these pictures from mid last year so the tape is giving out in pictures.
Version 1 possible finial version cardboard with scuba adapter. Using just regular double-sided tape in these pictures from mid last year so the tape is giving out in pictures.
Download Original 4608 x 3456

3.75 MiB
Click image to view larger, or...
Gallaghersart airtight mask 001 dsc00352sm from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators gallaghersart_airtight_mask_001_dsc00352sm.jpg - Version 1 possible finial version cardboard with scuba adapter. Using just regular double-sided tape in these pictures from mid last year so the tape is giving out in pictures.
Version 1 possible finial version cardboard with scuba adapter. Using just regular double-sided tape in these pictures from mid last year so the tape is giving out in pictures.
Download Original 4608 x 3456

5.03 MiB
Click image to view larger, or...
Gallaghersart airtight mask 001 dsc00353sm from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators gallaghersart_airtight_mask_001_dsc00353sm.jpg - Version 1 possible finial version cardboard with scuba adapter. Using just regular double-sided tape in these pictures from mid last year so the tape is giving out in pictures.
Version 1 possible finial version cardboard with scuba adapter. Using just regular double-sided tape in these pictures from mid last year so the tape is giving out in pictures.
Download Original 4608 x 3456

5.67 MiB
Click image to view larger, or...
Gallaghersart airtight mask 001 dsc00354sm from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators gallaghersart_airtight_mask_001_dsc00354sm.jpg - Version 1 possible finial version cardboard with scuba adapter. Using just regular double-sided tape in these pictures from mid last year so the tape is giving out in pictures.
Version 1 possible finial version cardboard with scuba adapter. Using just regular double-sided tape in these pictures from mid last year so the tape is giving out in pictures.
Download Original 4608 x 3456

5.9 MiB
Click image to view larger, or...
Gallaghersart airtight mask 003 dsc00341sm from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators gallaghersart_airtight_mask_003_dsc00341sm.jpg Download Original 4608 x 3456

5.08 MiB
Click image to view larger, or...
Gallaghersart airtight mask 003 dsc00342sm from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators gallaghersart_airtight_mask_003_dsc00342sm.jpg Download Original 4608 x 3456

4.6 MiB
Click image to view larger, or...
Gallaghersart airtight mask 003 dsc00344sm from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators gallaghersart_airtight_mask_003_dsc00344sm.jpg - Place disposable mask on device and out line its shape on device with pencils while the mask is laying flat on the edges. This device is for masks that are formed to bend around mouth and nose.
Place disposable mask on device and out line its shape on device with pencils while the mask is laying flat on the edges. This device is for masks that are formed to bend around mouth and nose.
Download Original 4608 x 3456

6.01 MiB
Click image to view larger, or...
Gallaghersart airtight mask 003 dsc00345sm from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators gallaghersart_airtight_mask_003_dsc00345sm.jpg - Place disposable mask on device and out line its shape on device with pencils while the mask is laying flat on the edges. This device is for masks that are formed to bend around mouth and nose.
Place disposable mask on device and out line its shape on device with pencils while the mask is laying flat on the edges. This device is for masks that are formed to bend around mouth and nose.
Download Original 4608 x 3456

5.93 MiB
Click image to view larger, or...
Gallaghersart airtight mask 003 dsc00346sm from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators gallaghersart_airtight_mask_003_dsc00346sm.jpg - Place double-sided tape within and over the trace of the mask your going to use. Cover entire loop of outside of disposable mask. When mask in installed only the outside of the mask should touch device, with double sided tape between.
Place double-sided tape within and over the trace of the mask your going to use. Cover entire loop of outside of disposable mask. When mask in installed only the outside of the mask should touch device, with double sided tape between.
Download Original 4608 x 3456

5.36 MiB
Click image to view larger, or...
Gallaghersart airtight mask 003 dsc00347sm from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators gallaghersart_airtight_mask_003_dsc00347sm.jpg - Remove tape backing
Remove tape backing
Download Original 4608 x 3456

5.64 MiB
Click image to view larger, or...
Gallaghersart airtight mask 003 dsc00348sm from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators gallaghersart_airtight_mask_003_dsc00348sm.jpg - Place mask filter on double-sided tape already installed on device. Press mask firmly into tape.
Verify mask is held into place.
Place mask filter on double-sided tape already installed on device. Press mask firmly into tape. Verify mask is held into place.
Download Original 4608 x 3456

5.85 MiB
Click image to view larger, or...
Gallaghersart airtight mask 003 dsc00349sm from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators gallaghersart_airtight_mask_003_dsc00349sm.jpg - Install scuba mouthpiece and test unit. Fix any leaks.
Verify tape is holding while using and no leaks appear. ANY leakage will void the desired protection.
Install scuba mouthpiece and test unit. Fix any leaks. Verify tape is holding while using and no leaks appear. ANY leakage will void the desired protection.
Download Original 4608 x 3456

5.03 MiB
Click image to view larger, or...
Gallaghersart airtight mask 004 dsc00350sm from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators gallaghersart_airtight_mask_004_dsc00350sm.jpg - Version 4 Using 2x N95 masks with exhale valve. Using just regular double-sided tape in these pictures from mid last year so the tape is giving out in current pictures.
Version 4 Using 2x N95 masks with exhale valve. Using just regular double-sided tape in these pictures from mid last year so the tape is giving out in current pictures.
Download Original 4608 x 3456

5.91 MiB
Click image to view larger, or...
Gallaghersart airtight mask 004 dsc00351sm from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators gallaghersart_airtight_mask_004_dsc00351sm.jpg - Version 4 Using 2x N95 masks with exhale valve. Using just regular double-sided tape in these pictures from mid last year so the tape is giving out in current pictures.
Version 4 Using 2x N95 masks with exhale valve. Using just regular double-sided tape in these pictures from mid last year so the tape is giving out in current pictures.
Download Original 4608 x 3456

4.95 MiB
Source Download
Click image to view larger, or...
 from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators GallaghersArt_GallaghersArt_18mm_Genric_13_10.jpg - Generic 18mm Scuba mouthpiece tape formed masks
Generic 18mm Scuba mouthpiece tape formed masks
Download Original 4096 x 2165 | 325.17 KiB Get Source File Here
Source Download
Click image to view larger, or...
 from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators GallaghersArt_GallaghersArt_15mm_Genric_a_13_10.jpg - Generic 15mm Scuba mouthpiece, tape formed masks
Generic 15mm Scuba mouthpiece, tape formed masks
Download Original 4096 x 2165 | 312.98 KiB Get Source File Here
Source Download
Click image to view larger, or...
 from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators GallaghersArt_GallaghersArt_15mm_CB_13_10.jpg Download Original 4096 x 2165 | 329.23 KiB Get Source File Here
Source Download
Click image to view larger, or...
 from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators GallaghersArt_GallaghersArt_3M_Large_6300_template_69.jpg - Template Large 3M ® 6300 gasket air exhale
Template Large 3M ® 6300 gasket air exhale
Download Original 4096 x 2165 | 392.49 KiB Get Source File Here
Source Download
Click image to view larger, or...
 from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators GallaghersArt_GallaghersArt_3M_Large_6300_template_69.jpg - Template Large 3M ® 6300 gasket air intake
Template Large 3M ® 6300 gasket air intake
Download Original 4096 x 2165 | 392.49 KiB Get Source File Here
Source Download
Click image to view larger, or...
 from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators GallaghersArt_GallaghersArt_3M_Large_6300_2mm_gasket_69_69.jpg - New Ver. 0.02, used with 2mm thick gasket, Large 3M ® 6300, 15mm Scuba mouthpiece
New Ver. 0.02, used with 2mm thick gasket, Large 3M ® 6300, 15mm Scuba mouthpiece
Download Original 4096 x 2165 | 585.7 KiB Get Source File Here
Source Download
Click image to view larger, or...
 from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators GallaghersArt_GallaghersArt_3M_Large_6300_Tight.jpg - New Ver. 0.02, tight fit, Large 3M ® 6300, 15mm Scuba mouthpiece
New Ver. 0.02, tight fit, Large 3M ® 6300, 15mm Scuba mouthpiece
Download Original 4096 x 2165 | 524.7 KiB Get Source File Here
Source Download
Click image to view larger, or...
 from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators GallaghersArt_3m_6300_pLUG_3madapter_07.jpg - 3M ® 6300 filter port blocker 0.1mm layer height, bridge yes
3M ® 6300 filter port blocker 0.1mm layer height, bridge yes
Download Original 4096 x 2165 | 368.65 KiB Get Source File Here
Source Download
Click image to view larger, or...
 from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators GallaghersArt_Gallaghersart_3M_6300__15mm_ID_mouthpeice_2mm_MagicTape_54.jpg - OLD ver. 0.01 3M ® Large 6300 mask with 2mm thick Magic Tape 15mm Scuba Mouthpiece (3D printing settings, 0.2mm layer height, bridge YES, NO supports - Supports built into STL, manual remove after print. Also, clear breathing tubes single layer of print to enable bridge setting verses support use. Sand flat before applying 2 sided tape.)
OLD ver. 0.01 3M ® Large 6300 mask with 2mm thick Magic Tape 15mm Scuba Mouthpiece (3D printing settings, 0.2mm layer height, bridge YES, NO supports - Supports built into STL, manual remove after print. Also, clear breathing tubes single layer of print to enable bridge setting verses support use. Sand flat before applying 2 sided tape.)
Download Original 4096 x 2165 | 744.15 KiB Get Source File Here
Source Download
Click image to view larger, or...
 from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators GallaghersArt_Gallaghersart_3M_6300__15mm_ID_mouthpeice_TightFit_54.jpg - OLD ver. 0.01 Tight Fit 3M ® Large 6300 15mm Scuba Mouthpiece (3D printing settings, 0.2mm layer height, bridge YES, NO supports - Supports built into STL, manual remove after print. Also, clear breathing tubes single layer of print to enable bridge setting verses support use. Sand flat before applying 2 sided tape.)
OLD ver. 0.01 Tight Fit 3M ® Large 6300 15mm Scuba Mouthpiece (3D printing settings, 0.2mm layer height, bridge YES, NO supports - Supports built into STL, manual remove after print. Also, clear breathing tubes single layer of print to enable bridge setting verses support use. Sand flat before applying 2 sided tape.)
Download Original 4096 x 2165 | 569.18 KiB Get Source File Here
Source Download
Click image to view larger, or...
 from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators GallaghersArt_Gallaghersart_15mm_ID_mouthpeice_N95_mask_01_54.jpg - Small Generic 15mm Scuba Mouthpiece (3D printing settings, 0.2mm layer height, bridge YES, NO supports - Supports built into STL, manual remove after print. Also, clear breathing tubes single layer of print to enable bridge setting verses support use. Sand flat before applying 2 sided tape.)
Small Generic 15mm Scuba Mouthpiece (3D printing settings, 0.2mm layer height, bridge YES, NO supports - Supports built into STL, manual remove after print. Also, clear breathing tubes single layer of print to enable bridge setting verses support use. Sand flat before applying 2 sided tape.)
Download Original 4096 x 2165 | 606.58 KiB Get Source File Here
Source Download
Click image to view larger, or...
18mm Scuba Mouthpiece Test from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators GallaghersArt_18mm_test.jpg - Use this to test your fit before printing main unit. This is for a 18mm x 30mm OD scuba mouthpiece
Use this to test your fit before printing main unit. This is for a 18mm x 30mm OD scuba mouthpiece
Download Original 747 x 771 | 190.19 KiB Get Source File Here
Source Download
Click image to view larger, or...
15mm Scuba Mouthpiece Test from Airtight adapters for Medical Masks and Face Respirators GallaghersArt_15mm_test.jpg - Use this to test your fit before printing main unit. This is for a 15mm x 25mm OD scuba mouthpiece
Use this to test your fit before printing main unit. This is for a 15mm x 25mm OD scuba mouthpiece
Download Original 747 x 771 | 207.46 KiB Get Source File Here

Comments (0)

RandomBottomBackgroundImage