A 3D printed video laryngoscope designed for the mission field.
We are a not-for-profit tutorial website and resource center dedicated to making video laryngoscopes accessible in under resourced nations. We've designed and created a 3D file of a printable video laryngoscope blade and have uploaded it to an online 3D printing company. We'll link you to the store, where you can purchase the blade. You can also get the file for FREE and 3D print it yourself. We'll take you step-by-step, recommend and link you to what equipment to buy and show you how to set it all up.
Below is a video of our very first system that we built and sent with a medical missions team to the Philippines.
On this website we'll talk about 2 different ways to building your own VL system. Both systems require that you buy or print the AirAngel blade.
The Teslong System
The AirAngel blade + The Teslong Industrial Endoscope with screen.
The easiest system to set up
The entire system starts around $180
Durable screen, videoscope, and hard carrying case.
Consider this option if you have an iPhone or don't want to use your Android smartphone as a video screen.
The Android System
The AirAngel Blade + Android smartphone + separate 5.5mm flexible videoscope
Works if you have an Android smartphone with OTG function
You'll need a 5.5mm flexible videoscope that is compatible with your Android smartphone.
The entire system (not including smartphone) costs around $100.
Will need to download separate App to smartphone.
PLEASE NOTE: The intended purpose of this VL system is for it to be used as a life saving airway management tool in third world countries or as a training tool. This does not replace any medical grade VL system. This is not in any way an approved medical device nor has it been reviewed by the FDA. It should never be used for medical purposes in the USA. Be aware that many plastics vary in strength, heat resistance, and chemical resistance. Strength and durability of blade will vary depending on what you print it with. Harmful and life threatening complications may occur if pieces break in the airway.
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Ready to get started?
Clicking on this link will send you to our Shapeways.com store, where you can buy the AirAngel Blade. It's easy to pick a color and pay. They will make the blade and ship it directly to you. Browse the Shapeways materials section regarding the plastics and finishing techniques they use. The plastics we chose are chemical resistant, heat resistant, and light weight. This blade is equivalent in size to a #3.5 blade. We did this to maximize the flexibility of a single blade. The blades are smooth enough to use out of the box, but if you want an even smoother surface, use very fine sand paper to achieve desired finish.
Want the 3D file for FREE? This is ideal if you are located in a foreign country or want to 3D print the AirAngel blade yourself. Please email us through our "contact" page or at and we will send you the STL file. We look forward to hearing from you.