Originally Posted by Cork_exile
Does anyone know a company still delivering 3D printers?
Hospital my wife is working in keeps running down face shields and there are accepted home made options, being used.
If I can get a printer I can start making some myself but getting 6 week lead times, from vendors
That's a very crude and bad use of 3D printing. It will take you 20 hours to assemble and calibrate a printer, then another 6 for each print.
I would learn to use traditional techiques.
1. Make a cardboard outline for the face shield - lay it flat.
2. Use that cardboard stencil and a box cutter knife to cut face shields out of sheets of transparent plastic
3. glue to each face shield a piece of foam.
Nobody uses 3D printing for this, it's click-bait.