Labware & Devices
Safety and Personal Protective Equipment
mask; strap; flexible; adjustable; printable; elastic; covid; covid19; earsaver
This is an elastic holder for “horizontal” surgical masks and “vertical” N95 style masks. This style only takes 12-13 minutes to print individually. I designed these after researching multiple other kinds of elastic tiebacks/ear-savers. They can be used for straps that go around your ears(medical), or around the back of your head(N95), based on the orientation of the holder.
V1 has 2 flexible spots so you can bend it gently to match the curvature of your head.
V2 has 4 flexible spots to even further help match the curvature.
3MF: For 16 parts at a time on a mk3s bed. STL: Single parts
0.2mm Speed (PrusaSlicer)
Nozzle Diameter: 0.4
3D Modeling/CAD Software
Polylactic Acid (PLA)
Pre- and Postprocessing Instructions
Let cool before removing from buildplate. Otherwise they may warp slightly while cooling.
To Cite this model: "Made by Jacob Kincheloe. His Model Files"
The following refers to:
The FDA has authorized production of ear saver outside of the normal clearance pathway during the Covid-19 pandemic, based on Part 5, section D of the “Enforcement Policy for Face Masks and Respirators During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff."
This ear saver has undergone review in a clinical setting and is recommended when fabricated as instructed.
|General Instructions||additional images.docx||25.44 KB|
|General Instructions||Universal Ear.docx||15.21 KB|
|Native CAD||MaskStrapTieV1_16x.3mf||69.13 KB|
|Native CAD||MaskStrapTieV2_16x.3mf||68.52 KB|
|STL File||MaskStrapTieV1_1.stl||118.05 KB|
|STL File||MaskStrapTieV2_1.stl||119.13 KB|
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