Medical + Technology + Innovation

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Face shields, part of the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) category, are now being created with the use of 3D printing to add to supply chain and production capabilities. WhiteClouds can produce thousands of these face shields daily by using 3D Printing, CNC cutting machines, Foam cutters, and other specialized modern equipment. Face shields are typically used to protect healthcare workers by reducing direct contact with infectious and hazardous materials splash, splatter, and spray. Historically, face shields have been created in China in very large volumes. With the demand of face shields exploding, 3D printing has allowed for new designs, faster testing and prototyping and more accurate production.

A face shield is extremely important in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) setting. When health care workers are working with severely-contagious patients that require intubation and then continuous ventilation, respiratory therapists and nursing personnel need face shields. Protection of the eyes and face from aerosolized particles in a super infectious setting is critical. Eye goggles can be used, but they have a few drawbacks. They fog up in stressful situations and cannot be worn with glasses. Removing the goggles can sometimes result in inadvertent contamination to the face. A face shield is much easier to remove, they don't fog up and are much more comfortable to wear over longer time periods. Face shields need to be used in concert with other PPEs like gowns, mask, gloves and hair covers.

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The question is often asked: What is better – a face shield or a face mask? A recent article in JAMA came out in favor of medical face shields compared to surgical or home-made cloth masks. Here is why we find face shields better:

  1. Face Shields are more comfortable
  2. With the wrap-around advantage, face shields protect the entire face
  3. Face Shields don't heat up the face, whereas wearing masks do
  4. Glasses fit comfortably under the medical face shield
  5. Face shields, even disposable face shields, are easy to clean and disinfect
  6. Inexpensive and easy to buy
  7. Face shields naturally remind the wearer not to touch face
  8. Instant Shielding form unexpected break in physical distancing
  9. Being able to see through face shields enables lip reading for deaf and hard-of-hearing communication
  10. Glasses don't slide down or fly off like they do with the face masks (caused from humidity that loosens the hold on the glasses around the nose)
  11. Face Shields offer you the opportunity to eat while wearing a face shield – just be careful.

Features and Benefits

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  • FDA Approved
  • Superior protection of eyes and face by reducing direct contact with infectious splash, splatter, and spray from blood, saliva, body fluids, and hazardous materials
  • Face shield is used by medical, dental, emergency healthcare works, and many other industries where face/eye protection is necessary
  • Full-length face shield accommodates eye glasses, goggles, and half-face respirators
  • Lightweight design allows for comfortable and extended wear
  • Adjustable cord lock stoppers easily tighten or loosen the fit making this a one-size-fits-all
  • Shield is made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic allowing for maximum clearness and full peripheral vision
  • Headband is made of 1.5" thick polyurethane foam that holds the shield away from the face, fits snugly against the forehead with no pressure on the temples, and wraps completely around the face.
  • Hypoallergenic foam band can absorb sweat and provide enough room for eye glasses or safety goggles
  • Quick and easy to wear and remove
  • The face shield provides excellent visibility, is optically clear, and distortion-free
  • Resistant to fogging
  • Latex free
  • Meets the requirements of ANSI Z87.1-2003
  • Made in the USA
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Specifications

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Height: 9.75"
Width: 14.25" flat. 9.5" approximate when worn
Thickness Headband: 1.50"
Thickness Shield: 0.025"
Weight: 2.4 ounces
Color: Clear
Usage: Disposable
Shield Material: PET (polyethylene terephthalate)
Strap Material: Shock Cord - Multiple Strands
Strap Attachment: Metal Grommet
Headgear Adjustment: Cord Lock Stoppers
Shipping: Flexible packaging

Technology and Materials

  • We have 95 3D Printers with about 55 of those specifically available for 3D printing parts used in face shields. We use PLA materials for prototyping parts used in our face shield fabrication.
  • We have customization capabilities using other materials and other 3D Printer capabilities.
  • We use industrial CNC routers/cutters in our production of face shields
  • We can use polycarbonate, cellulose acetate, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for our face shields.

Pricing

WhiteClouds has attractive pricing with quantity discounts. We accept Wire Transfers, MasterCard and VISA. The price of face shields is based on the quantity ordered, any special packaging requirements, custom modifications, distribution needs, or private labeling. Each face shield order is bid individually and the best way to determine cost is to contact us and let us prepare a bid to match your requirements. Call us now at 385-206-8700 or fill out the form below.

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Common Questions

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What size head will your face shield fit?

All of our face shields have adjustable stoppers making it easy to fit any size head.

Why do you need face shields if you are already using masks?

Face shields provide better protection from splashing, splatter, and spray from bodily fluids.

Is private labeling available?

If you need a logo or instructions on the face mask, we can apply custom vinyl wraps.

Can we customize the face shields?

Yes, we have 3D design capabilities to create unique face shields to meet your special requirements.

Can we ship to multiple locations?

Yes

Can we change the number of face shields packaged together?

Yes

How quickly can we ship?

Typically, we can begin shipping your orders once production has completed. Depending on size of order, special requirements, and our workload this can be as soon as next day.

How many can we produce daily?

We can produce approximately 4,000 per day and are currently ramping up for more.

Can our shields be used more than once?

Our face shields are intended for a single use, but they are built strong enough for multiple uses. We recommend you clean them with sanitary disinfectant wipes.

What types of organizations are WhiteClouds customers?

We work with customers all over the world in all industries including many Fortune 500 organizations. We produce 3D medical models for healthcare providers and 3D veterinary models for various veterinary customers. See some of our customers here.

Do you have a question we didn‘t answer? Don't hesitate to contact us at 1-385-206-8700 or sales@whiteclouds.com.

Worldwide Delivery

WhiteClouds has delivered models around the world.