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#268576 26-Mar-2020 18:26
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Any suggestions on which printer can print the common designs for face shields?

 

eg. https://budmen.com/?elqTrackId=946352961b79457dbc8531c8fd75da1a&elqaid=4271&elqat=2

 

and Prusa printer's design https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/25857-prusa-protective-face-shield-rc2


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  #2447536 26-Mar-2020 20:23
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Hit tim from mindkits up on twitter, @Mindkits - He was doing something to do with this I think.

 

If you just buy a printer now, you will probably not have it dialed in before they are not needed anymore.





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  #2447537 26-Mar-2020 20:23
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I'm printing a quadro stack on a Creality Ender 3 right now.

 

If anyone else wants to help print face shields for front line medical professionals, there's a group coordinating on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/makersnzreliefwork/shared_invite/zt-d3b2nkfb-hFVog9_Fkfp0dvmkgi7FeA

 

If you are/know a medical professional that needs these, you can register your needs here: https://airtable.com/shrheMAgRfwrzK0Au


 
 
 
 




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  #2447775 27-Mar-2020 10:44
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The answer I got was "any 3D printer with an adequate bed size"

 

So, anyone got recommendations of where to purchase if all you want to do is print face shields and respirators?  Supply chains are considered essential so are still operating.

 

I see PB Tech have one for $7.5k, and they will deliver, but isn't there anything a bit more reasonably priced?


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  #2447846 27-Mar-2020 11:41
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Where are you located?


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  #2447850 27-Mar-2020 11:43
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Make sure you understand how long it takes to print them. It's not like printing on A4 piece of paper, they often take many hours to print...





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  #2447860 27-Mar-2020 11:52
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I understand it's about 8 hours to print 3 face shield holders.


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  #2447889 27-Mar-2020 12:21
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Hi, as a frontline medical worker i'll add a few comments.

 

Currently there is adequate PPE as far as I know, but this will probably change as things go on. Thanks to everyone willing to help out.

 

I suspect 3d printing is going to be really helpful as supplies dry up, not just of PPE but other plastic parts we would normally be able to import (such as small parts of ventilators etc.)

 

Anyone who has a 3d printer (however big or small) and is willing to help out, please let people know, and say where in the country you are based. I'm sure your local hospital will be looking for help if this carries on. 

 

I am based in Invercargill so if anyone has access to a 3d printer locally please let me know.

 

Again, thanks to everyone willing to help.

 

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  #2447892 27-Mar-2020 12:25
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gchiu:

 

I understand it's about 8 hours to print 3 face shield holders.

 

 

I did a stack of 4 in about 11. Others with better/faster printers can get it down to 9-10.




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  #2447915 27-Mar-2020 12:47
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What's the quality of the holders you are making look like?

 

Got pictures?

 

And flexibility?


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  #2447936 27-Mar-2020 12:59
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gchiu:

 

What's the quality of the holders you are making look like?

 

Got pictures?

 

And flexibility?

 

 

We're told they are essentially a disposable item and not to worry about form over function. A few printing artefacts on mine (one place in particular) but overall pretty good:

 

 

I'm using PLA since that's all I've got, and is flexible where it needs to be. But others have reported even better results with PETG.




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  #2448032 27-Mar-2020 14:15
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So, this page shows this company has stock

Which models are suited?

https://nz.element14.com/c/tools-production-supplies/3d-printers-accessories/3d-printers?brand=creality-3d

 

 

 

EDIT: A Sydney based company with no NZ warehouse.


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  #2448041 27-Mar-2020 14:17
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Would be interesting to see if the govt can just requisition the 3D printers and get a warehouse with them humming in...





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  #2448058 27-Mar-2020 14:28
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gchiu: So, this page shows this company has stock

Which models are suited?

https://nz.element14.com/c/tools-production-supplies/3d-printers-accessories/3d-printers?brand=creality-3d

 

I have the Ender 3 Pro. This is a Prusa i3 clone and the Prusa facemask is designed to fit that. Not sure if you're going to be able to manage shipping though since apparently it is now limited to essential services.

 

For others wanting to help, there is now a Givealittle too: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/makers-nz-covid-19-comunity-action?fbclid=IwAR11NDUimoZmGcELAUk1tLpc_zZoFINqlWNP4GljbzmYXuYfBp7qSjevczY


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  #2448189 27-Mar-2020 16:41
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If you 3D print the actual visor will it be clear enough to see through?





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  #2448192 27-Mar-2020 16:46
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You use transparent binding covers or similar


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