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COVID-19 Innovations Center

Innovating in the battle against COVID-19

Our global team of engineers sat down with a challenge: How can we make a difference in the fight against the deadly COVID-19 virus? Here are a few of the ideas that made it into production so far. You’ll find details and open-source files to download below.

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Using 3D-printed technology to protect employees

The first issue tackled: Help protect our manufacturing employees.

This simple idea has already been tested, refined, and put into production using the existing investment that Deere already had in additive manufacturing (3D printing). The idea is to manufacture clips that will affix a protective face shield to a standard ballcap, the kind of ballcap that many of our factories use with a bump-cap insert as part of an employee’s PPE.

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John Deere 3D-printed face-shield clips design* (for non-medical application)

These 3D-printed clips can be affixed to a standard, protective ballcap and used to hold a protective face shield in place.

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*Terms of Download and Use

John Deere 3D-printed clips face-shield design

Deere & Company is publishing these part files, drawings, and other supporting documentation (the “Clip Design”) to the community as a free service in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and are subject to the following conditions.

WARNING AND DISCLAIMER:

DEERE IS MAKING THE CLIP DESIGN AVAILABLE “AS IS” AND FOR USE AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS, GUARANTEES, OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPECIFICALLY WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SPECIFICALLY, THE CLIP DESIGN IS BEING PROVIDED WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION THAT THE CLIP DESIGN AND ITEMS DESCRIBED THEREIN ARE, HAVE BEEN EVALUATED, OR ARE APPROVED UNDER ANY FEDERAL OR STATE REGULATION FOR THE TREATMENT, PROTECTION FROM, OR PREVENTION OF ANY SPECIFIC HEALTH PROBLEMS, DISEASES, OR INFECTIONS, INCLUDING COVID-19. USERS OF THE CLIP DESIGN AND ITEMS DESCRIBED THEREIN ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATE CIRCUMSTANCES, IF ANY, FOR THEIR USE OR FOR PROVIDING THEM TO OTHERS FOR USE. IN NO EVENT SHALL DEERE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THE CLIP DESIGN, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. YOU SHALL HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY DEERE AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS BROUGHT AGAINST DEERE ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE CLIP DESIGN AND ITEMS DESCRIBED THEREIN.

IP LICENSE:  DEERE HEREBY GRANTS A LIMITED NON-EXCLUSIVE ROYALTY-FREE LICENSE TO INDIVIDUALS OR ORGANIZATIONS USING THE CLIP DESIGN TO AID IN THE RESPONSE TO COVID-19. THIS LICENSE DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY RIGHT TO USE ANY DEERE TRADEMARKS. DEERE RETAINS ALL RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES AND MAY RETRACT THIS LIMITED NON-EXCLUSIVE LICENSE AT ANY TIME AND AT DEERE’S SOLE DISCRETION.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:

  • NOT FOR PREVENTION OF DISEASE: The face-shield clips are not intended to treat, protect from or prevent specific health problems, diseases, or infections, including respiratory diseases such as COVID-19.
  • SINGLE-USE ONLY: The face-shield clips are for single use only as they have not been designed to permit disinfection after initial use.
  • INTENDED FOR KNOWLEDGEABLE USERS: Individuals or organizations that receive the face shield clips are responsible for using them in the appropriate circumstances, including satisfying any federal or state regulatory requirements that apply to medical selection and use of face shields or face shield clips, and are responsible for informing health care providers to which the clips are supplied that they are responsible for decisions regarding appropriate personal protective equipment for their personnel.

By downloading, copying, or using the Clip Design, you acknowledge and agree to these terms. 

Deere & Company

April 2020

Cash register lanes with social distancing dot stickers showing safe distance spots.

Social-Distancing Dots

A simple, printed adhesive “dot” can be placed at intervals in high-density areas to remind people of the current appropriate social-distancing requirements. The building “heat map” can help inform critical places to position the social-distancing dots.

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Building Heat Map

A heat map can help identify high density areas within a building where people are likely to gather.