adidas is not only selling face mask and contributing to Save the Children’s Global Coronavirus Response Fund. Like Nike, it is also turning out face shields to support U.S. healthcare organizations, first responders and “underserved communities” who do not have access to adequate supplies.

adidas x Carbon 3D Printed Face Shield

The German sporting equipment maker has collaborated with 3D printing specialist, Carbon, Inc., to make face shields using the same material co-created for adidas’ 4D midsoles.

The material is Elastomeric Polyurethane, a highly elastic, tear resistant material that can be sanitized and reused which should help eliminate waste.

adidas x Carbon 3D Printed Face Shield

In addition to offering more comfort wear, 3D printing also enables adidas and Carbon to turn out the face shields quickly.

adidas said Carbon could scale its production from 18,000 face shields a week to upwards of 50,000.

adidas x Carbon 3D Printed Face Shield

That’s not it. Carbon is also sharing print files with its network across the work, so organizations with access to the company’s 3D printer and material can create their own face shields to address the local’s healthcare workers’ needs.

Having said that, organizations requiring face shields can reach out to Carbon HERE or email the good folks at [email protected]

All images courtesy of adidas.

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