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September 24, 2021

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UAE’s Khalifa University research team to manufacture reusable 3D-printed facemasks.

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A prototype has been printed and assessments will be performed on it before it receives the necessary approvals.

Researchers at UAE’s Khalifa University of Science and Technology have developed a reusable 3D printed mask which can be used as a replacement for the N95 masks.

The mask was developed by a team within the university’s Aerospace Research and Innovation Center (ARIC) who are currently evaluating the mask’s filtration performance, geometry/fit, flexibility, material suitability for medical applications, and manufacturability.

A prototype has been printed and once completed, an assessment will be performed before it receives the necessary approvals.

N95 respirators and surgical masks (face masks) are vital pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) that protect the wearer from airborne particles and from liquid contaminants.

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