Hands-Free 3D-Printed Door Openers to Help Against the Spread of Coronavirus

Since we stand behind our mission to build a better and healthier world, we’re sharing a free design file for a 3D-printed door opener that can be operated with elbows instead of hands to avoid spreading the coronavirus COVID-19.

Thanks to the help of innovations such as this hands-free door opener available to all worldwide, we can help further promote healthy actions.

During this time, it’s clear that the best steps we can take are thoroughly washing our hands, refraining from touching our faces, and avoiding close contact with others. An unavoidable part of our daily life is opening and closing doors that others have come in contact with. By using your elbow instead of your hands, you can decrease the spread of germs, such as those linked to COVID-19.

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How it works

Our team designed with easy installation in mind. Our easy-to-use openers don’t require drilling holes or replacing your door’s handle. Setting it up is simple: all you have to do is fasten two 3D-printed pieces together with screws over your existing handle.

The power of 3D printing enables our engineers to quickly create solutions for the unexpected. Within 24 hours, our team was able to create, test, and validate our first hands-free door opener because of the flexibility and freedom of design through 3D printing.

If you know how to design for 3D printing and would like to adapt our files to fit over other door handle types, we encourage you to create your own and share with the world.

Get yours and stop spreading germs!

Help do your part to minimize risky contact by opening doors with arms, ideally covered by sleeves. Download a design file for free to print from home or order the print through your local 3D printing factory. Our models are applicable for Multi Jet Fusion (MJF), Laser Sintering (SLS), or Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technologies.

Or, visit our i.materialise shop to order our models with screws included to fit handles of different sizes. Orders through i.materialise are printed using either the MJF or SLS technology.

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Technical Details

Go to our technical information page to discover our available models, printing and mounting instructions, and informational sticker for our 3D-printed hands-free door opener to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

As these door openers can get contaminated, just like the door handle they sit on, please disinfect them regularly.

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* We do not guarantee that you will not spread germs including COVID-19 if you use our design. 

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