The attached laser tutorial video will give you the information on how to create a protective face mask using your laser machine. If we make our own masks, it will help ease the shortage to hospitals, and reserve the supply of N95 and medical-grade masks for those on the front lines.
CO2 laser cutter (We used a Chanxan CW-1310 80W with a 2" lens)
Cotton fabric (fabric can be found online at various craft stores)*
Cotton rope (rubber band/elastic would work well too)
Process the Fabric
Position a sheet of standard cotton fabric into the laser machine. Pick a mask size for the three standard options, and laser-cut the materials using the file provide. You can cut one, or an array of samples, as shown in the video. Once processing has completed, remove the remaining material from your samples. Repeat this process with another sheet of cotton material.
Tip: Use two different colored fabrics, so that it is easy to determine which sides face towards and away form the mouth.
Power (%): 100.00
Speed (%): 5.00
Air Assist: Yes