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By Shane Lasley
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Hack the pandemic with nano-copper

Tech company develops virus annihilating 3D printable masks Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – March 25, 2020

Series: COVID-19 | Story 2

Last updated 7/2/2022 at 9:17am

Copper3D NanoHack 3D printable micro copper antimicrobial Covid 19 masks


NanoHack is a respirator-style face mask designed to be 3D printed from a polymer that includes a nano-copper additive that works as an antimicrobial agent. but can also use more common filtration material. In addition, the filtration system can be fitted with sponges, clothing or other textiles.

Copper3D, a Chile-based tech start-up, is harnessing the power of copper, 3D printing and an open-source design to help ensure there are enough face masks to go around during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Working under the hashtag, "hack the pandemic," this innovation company has designed a N95 mask – a close-fitting respiratory device that filters at least 95% of very small particles – that can b...

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