Moldable Mask - N95Surgical Face Mask

Model Description

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Category Labware & Devices
Device Use
Safety and Personal Protective Equipment
Keyword(s) COVID 19 ; 3D printing ; emergency ; Mask ; N95;
This is a 3D printable mask that can be used as PPE when regular PPE is not available. The mask can be customized to each user's face by using hot water to mold the mask to their face. Please see the Instructions for Use (IFU) for detailed instructions on how to use the mask as well as information on printing, sizing and sanitation.

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Pre- and Postprocessing Instructions
Please see the Instructions for Use (IFU) in the Documentation tab for detailed instructions on how to use the mask as well as information on printing, sizing and sanitation.

Any FDM printer that can print PLA or ABS material should also be able to print the mask. We recommend using the following settings.

Infill: 25 – 40%

Supports: None

Layer thickness: 0.1 – 0.2 mm

Below are the printer settings used by the designers to print the test piece shown in the images.

Printer: Monoprice MP Select Mini 3D Printer V2

Equipment Settings

Extruder Temperature: 200 C

Platform Temperature: 60 C

Layer thickness: 0.175 mm

Material: PLA

Filament diameter: 1.75 mm

Infill: 25%

Supports: None

Build Time: 6 hours for mask, 1.5 hours for filter cage

Attribution Instructions
Please give credit to Erica Martelly ( and Kenji Shimada (

*This model sourced with permission from the NIH 3D Print Exchange*


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TDP Category Type Filename Size
General Instructions COVID19_MoldableMask_IFU_v2_3.docx 1.90 MB
General Instructions application/pdf images.pdf 1.41 MB
Native CAD filter_2.SLDPRT 145.01 KB
Native CAD mask_final_large.SLDPRT 990.82 KB
Native CAD mask_final_medium_1.SLDPRT 980.42 KB
STL File Moldable_Mask_Med_Std_2.STL 5.05 MB
Blender-generated-x3d Moldable_Mask_Med_Std_2.STL60f5d88faf34f.x3d 3.60 MB
STL File Moldable_Mask_Med_Wide_2.STL 5.17 MB
STL File Moldable_Mask_Small_Wide_3.STL 4.67 MB
STL File Moldable_Mask_Small_Std_2.STL 4.18 MB
STL File Moldable_Mask_Large_Wide_2.STL 774.30 KB
STL File Moldable_Mask_Large_Std_2.STL 762.78 KB
STL File Moldable_Mask_filter_2.STL 281.04 KB


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