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3D printed Face Shields for COVID-19 care workers

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by joea, Mar 20, 2020.

  1. joea

    joea Member

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    Found this outfit is making 3D print files available for those willing to contribute to local, or other, health care facilities that may be running short of face shields.

    https://budmen.com/

    Only the Visor and "strap clasp" are actually printable with other supplies being needed, from some source or another. But, it is something.

    I've had no trouble printing the clasp, but the visor has failed badly. It may be hitting the X limit and/or losing steps as layers seem to offset.

    I cannot seem to rotate it to print "long ways", using Matter Control. Also have Solid Works, where it load the stl file and renders, but, so far, I have not tried very hard to modify it there, as, frankly I find it a bit frustrating to use.

    Anyway, this is here for what it is worth.
     
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  2. P1RATA

    P1RATA New Member

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    Another, very valuable piece of PPE equipment that we can use our printers for are surgical masks. There is a thriving grassroots program that you can donate your prints to. They will even provide a receipt in kind for tax donations records.

    Check out the link: www.makethemasks.com

    I applaud how thorough they've made this program and how eager they are to share the methodologies with the rest of the world!
     
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  3. joea

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    When I was unable to successfully print the face shield, I became aware of the link you posted and tried it. In my case, it uncovered a flaw in my R1 that I am about to correct. Hopefully.
     
  4. Joseph m mc farlan

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    keep at it I was able to find the stl for SMP Face shield rev3_0 and was able to get it to work
     
  5. Joseph m mc farlan

    Joseph m mc farlan New Member

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    I have tried all these, I found by reducing the raft I could get it to 110%
     

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