Cutting Technology Can Stop The Spread Of COVID-19

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As the Coronavirus is continuing to spread across the globe, Summa wants to use its resources to help to minimise the impact of the outbreak as much as possible. 

Summa Demo Room transformed into a high-volume production area

The Summa team is currently cutting thousands of mouth masks and surgical aprons with both Summa laser cutters and flatbed cutters. The project started when the company found an entrepreneur with her own shop, who brought together material suppliers to take care of the cutting part, as well as a large group of over 200 volunteers for stitching the products.

The urgently needed end products are then distributed on a daily basis to local hospitals and people on the front lines, such as home care, food stores, the staff at elderly homes and so on.

Besides protective materials, the demand for specific signage has increased as well. Examples include floor stickers to mark a safe distance of 1,5m, or window stickers to inform customers how many people may enter at once, flags and postcards. So be inspired and produce your own range of applications to support your community now.

Please always check your country’s regulations for producing medical protective wear and materials, such as the items below.

Mouth masks

Create mouth masks made out of breathable Tyvek material, strong enough for the straps to attach. Tyvek can potentially be exchanged for a woven polypropylene or polyester. A filter material needs to be put in the pocket for safety reasons. The design of these mouth masks has been approved by local medical institutions. In the download, you will find the cut file and instructions. Tyvek mouth masks can be cut with a Summa flatbed cutter or laser cutter.

Download: Zip file Tyvek mouth masks for stitchless use

Create mouth masks made out of cotton. The mask is made by stitching the front piece together with a copy of this piece. A filter must be put between both layers. Straps can be produced out of any material. The design of these mouth masks has been approved by local medical institutions. In the download, you will find the cut file. Cotton mouth masks can be cut with a Summa flatbed cutter or laser cutter.

Download: Cut file Cotton mouth masks for stitchable use

Aprons

Help out nurses and doctors by providing them with surgical aprons. For this application, you can use PUL material, a textile where a polyurethane sheet is laminated on top. Read more about this material here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyurethane_laminate

Surgical aprons can be cut with a Summa flatbed cutter or laser cutter.

Download: Cut file surgical aprons

Window Sticker

Quickly created stickers for temporarily health and safety announcements. Easy to apply and remove by the store staff themselves. Choose bright colours of vinyl to make sure they catch the eye instantly.

Floor decals

Create floor decals to mark in shops to help customers keep their distance. You can use floor vinyl with a laminate, specific to stick firmly to floors, so additional lamination is not necessary.

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