Stay at home. Don’t go to work. Watch TV. Bake a sourdough loaf. Post your yoga routine timelapse to the ‘gram. Run 5K or down a pint in 5 seconds then donate to charity, all in the name of the NHS. These are just some of the calls to arms that have been demonstrated in these troubling times of crisis.
And then there’s Spark R&D. Nobody would have judged if they’d just sat on the sofa and watched the best splitboard films until this whole thing blew over. Instead, they’re back in their Bozeman HQ producing injection-moulded plastic parts for the Montana Mask in response to the desperate global shortage of PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of April 13th, Spark had helped produce 13,000 masks, utilising their in-house design, machining, and injection-moulding capabilities. What a bunch of bloody legends.
“As of April 13th, Spark had helped produce 13,000 masks, utilising their in-house design, machining, and injection-moulding capabilities. What a bunch of bloody legends”
The Montana Mask was designed out of Billings, Montana by Dusty Richardson, MD, Spencer E. Zaugg, DMD, and Colton Zaugg. It was intended to start an open-source, grassroots movement, where anyone could download the files and reproduce the masks on a 3D printer. It didn’t take long for the file to be downloaded in over 148 countries, highlighting the global scale of the shortage.