We design a 3D printable face shield.
Above: Stephanie (Keefe) Budmen wears her Budmen Face Shield.
We print and donate 50 shields to our local testing center.
Above: Budmen Buildini 3D Printer printing face shields.
Syracuse.com writes an article about us. In the next 48 hours, we receive requests for 30,000+ face shields from around the world.
Above: Syracuse.com article published March 17, 2020.
We publish face shield design files and instructions for 3D printing and assembling on Budmen.com.
Within 24 hours, there are 12,000 downloads.
We receive over 100,000+ face shield requests globally, and from major institutions including MassGeneral, Mayo Clinic, Carnegie Melon, Mt. Sinai, Zuckerberg General and Sloan Kettering.
We temporarily stops manufacturing 3D printers and to focus on face shield requests.
CNN, Fox News, CBS and NBC News run stories on us.
Other media outlets cover our story, including Wired, The New Yorker, Fortune, and more.
The Next President of the United States, Joe Biden, tweets about us.
We collaborate with IC3D, an additive manufacturing service, to receive rapid approval from the National Institute of Health (NIH). The IC3D Budmen Face Shield is the 1st 3D printable design approved in a massive inter-agency effort between FDA, VA, NIH and AmericaMakes.
Below: Budmen files available for download on NIH COVID-19 website.
Over 3.3 Million Budmen Face Shields were printed and distributed globally in less than 2 months.
Above: Map of Budmen face shield requests and face shield printers.