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02-04-2020, 18:21   #1
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3D printer supplier

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
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06-04-2020, 21:37   #2
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I'd suggest trying to source an Ender 3 from the UK.
Some Ebay sellers claim to have stock in the UK

You should have it in a couple of days.
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Amazon, with Prime, got one delivered in 3 days.
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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.
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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.
6 hours to assemble and calibrate mine.

Printing visors for the Benchspace project the past couple of weeks, only takes about an hour per print.
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