MSA® Bayonet to Portwest® Bayonet Adapter ==================================== This was originally only a proof of concept design for a MSA® to Portwest® bayonet to bayonet adapter as requested recently by Daramcgrath. I do not have either MSA® or Portwest® respirators or filters and used community based models for MSA® to design the female side threads, and used scaled pictures online of Portwest® bayonet to approximate bayonet dimensions. Will need support from 3D printing community in UK and Europe to prototype this and comment on fitment in order to revise dimensions.
Daramcgrath was just recently able to get this 3D printed, and confirmed the bayonet geometry fitment works well. [See updated pictures for reference.]
Part Description: ============= MSA_Bayonet_to_Portwest_Bayonet_Proof_of_Concept_Only.stl Initial model with rough Portwest® bayonet geometry from scaled images alone.
MSA_Bayonet_to_Portwest_Bayonet_Proof_of_Concept_Only_GEN2.stl Gen. 2 features the following changes: (1) added engraved markings on exterior periphery to ID adapter, and (2) OD of bayonet changed from estimated 31.5 mm to 33.5 mm, bayonet thickness changed from 2.5 mm to 3.0 mm, and on the base/cylindrical extrusion diameter changed from 27 mm to 28 mm.
Disclaimers/Risks: ============== 1.) This is a proof of concept only – model in work. [UPDATED - Now Prototyped, Confirmed Bayonet Geometry]
2.) Requires gasket or o-ring on the underside bayonet to ensure proper seal maintained between cartridge and threads.
3.) 3D printing materials are not resistant to many solvents, are water soluble, and degrade when exposed to chemicals. 3D printing this adapter is only a temporarily ad-hoc solution against biological threats. Once supply chain return to normal users should purchase OEM OSHA/NIOSH/EN standard approved adapters and respirator accessories.
Dev. Notes: ========= 04/08/2020 - Initial model release. In work, pending support and feedback from UK and European 3D printing community for any fitment and model revisions. I do not have Portwest® respirators or filters to check measurements.
04/13/2020 - Revised model based on feedback from Daramcgrath. The following changes were made: (1) added engraved markings on exterior periphery to ID adapter, and (2) OD of bayonet changed from estimated 31.5 mm to 33.5 mm, bayonet thickness changed from 2.5 mm to 3.0 mm, and on the base/cylindrical extrusion diameter changed from 27 mm to 28 mm.
04/22/2020 - Received confirmation from Daramcgrath that the bayonet geometry interfaces well with the Portwest® filters.
Credits: ====== Thanks to Daramcgrath for taking the time to pull the geometry on the filter side and for reporting back that the original proof of concept works on his initial request for MSA® to Portwest® adapter. We hope and pray that this will help keep your front line HCPs in the UK safe and sound.