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May 28, 2020 09:10

I have moved to a 1.0mm nozzle with an 0.8mm layer and down to 6 and a half hours print for the eight stack. Have upped infill to 20% for safety. Next a 16 stack perhaps ?

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May 18, 2020 11:17

I have printed a single and a set of four. They are just great. So strong yet light. BUT. They take almost 3 hours per band to print. Should I change some settings without losing quality ? Well done designers !

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May 14, 2020 07:51

Is there anyway I can get the CAD file for the design?
I have a dual extruder and want to use PVA to separate each headband in the multiple stack configurations for easier 'disassembly'.
I need the CAD file to add/modify the support structure.
Thank you.

May 11, 2020 07:50

I've searched and I can't find a spec for the acetate sheet here. I'd like to make some visors for some non-NHS workers and I'd like to make the whole thing. The 3D printing is no problem, just need to know more about the sheet. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it. Thank you!

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May 12, 2020 10:53

@JezShed I have followed discussions on several sites and any clear A4 acetate is being used. The common inkjet and laserjet films are being used, but if you use the inkjet variety there are two types, get the clear type which is more common now than the older 'rough' surface type. On one site it showed where to punch the holes in the A4 sheet to fit the standard 3D printed part.

April 30, 2020 07:31

Hi the link has expired and so have the links in the comment replies. Been trying to get the print for hours

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May 1, 2020 09:43

@DouglasSamuels try this one: https://join.slack.com/t/national3d/shared_invite/zt-dty1dm7q-PW3Cj_Q9oEOdX05B6bG3BQ that should work.

April 30, 2020 07:31

Hi, i know this has been mentioned lots before but i am getting the same expired link to slack

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May 1, 2020 09:43

@DavidKirk the links seem to expire after 7 days, here is a new one: https://join.slack.com/t/national3d/shared_invite/zt-dty1dm7q-PW3Cj_Q9oEOdX05B6bG3BQ

April 29, 2020 12:38

Well done everybody, from all of the team at the Geeks, We Are Your Father's podcast!

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April 29, 2020 12:40

Great job to everybody who is helping, I have now donated on JustGiving as I sadly don't have a 3D printer at home and have been furloughed.

April 23, 2020 12:37

The Slack invite link has expired, can we get a new one please?

April 24, 2020 15:09

@StefanRieche thanks for letting us know. This has now been updated. It's https://join.slack.com/t/national3d/shared_invite/zt-d1v7sr69-~y6SL5CkgB_vWxRG36zTMw

April 23, 2020 12:37

I am attempting to register to supply masks but the reference to Slack says that the invitation is no longer available. Maybe this is because you have sufficient volunteers?

April 24, 2020 15:09

@tadder hi sorry the link had expired. We've now updated the article. The link is https://join.slack.com/t/national3d/shared_invite/zt-d1v7sr69-~y6SL5CkgB_vWxRG36zTMw

April 23, 2020 12:38

I've printed a few trial Face-mask holders over the last few days, tweaking here & there, and am now happy with the result. The instructions above say:
'Please print one test visor and then post a picture with your email address in the #Approval slack channel page. This is important for quality control and possible reimbursement moving forwards.'
I click on the button, which takes me to a page which says:
' This link is no longer active. Please check with the person who shared it with you to see if there's a new link available'. What next?

April 24, 2020 15:09

@derek4472 sorry for that Derek, the link had expired. Here is the updated link: https://join.slack.com/t/national3d/shared_invite/zt-d1v7sr69-~y6SL5CkgB_vWxRG36zTMw

April 23, 2020 12:38

OK, so I've printed a number of face mask holders over the last few days, tweaking a bit here & there, and I'm now very happy with the result. Next step is to upload a picture to the slack channel (whatever that is) for quality approval. I click on the 'Join N3DPS Slack Channel' button, and the page I land on tells me: 'This Invitation Link is no longer active. Please check with the person who shared it with you to see if there's a new link available'. What next?

April 24, 2020 15:08

@derek4472 here you go Derek... join.slack.com/t/national3d/shared_invite/zt-d1v7sr69-~y6SL5CkgB_vWxRG36zTMw

April 23, 2020 12:38

The invite to Slack Channel has expired so I can't get approval for my prints. Can you help please :)

April 24, 2020 15:08

@PascalO'Loughlin apologies Pascal, there is a new invite at https://join.slack.com/t/national3d/shared_invite/zt-d1v7sr69-~y6SL5CkgB_vWxRG36zTMw

April 23, 2020 12:39

Sadly the STL does not work with UP! Plus 2. It does not have a raft, and printing does not even start, so the nozzle overheats.

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April 23, 2020 12:39

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/strati-georgopoulos_inspiration-innovation-coronavirus-activity-6655438267980279808-GHS1 this is great for masks too

April 23, 2020 12:42

I'm using an older Makerbot Replicator 2 and the design is too big for my build plate. Are you interested in scaled down versions of the design?

April 24, 2020 15:08

@PaulCrawford Hi Paul, if you head to the Slack channel there are also mask savers for NHS workers which can be printed on smaller build plates.

April 23, 2020 12:42

What we need guys first is an instruction manual on how to use Slack. Please guys can you put some instructions as some of us have no idea, never used it, dont use twtitter etc and just used to email or a forum like this where you just login with an email and password and if you want to add photos you just click the attachment button and click the button that says it will email us if we get a response.

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April 24, 2020 15:08

@Spikey1 hi, it's just a glorified forum to be honest. Just ignore that everything has a hashtag in front of it. Each one represents a different forum area (down the left hand side) and contains a number of different threads, just like a traditional forum. It's not as scary as it first seems, I promise.

April 23, 2020 12:42

Quick one. Whats the shell value 20? just looking at loading this in to cura for my printer but cant work out what you mean by shell: 20

April 24, 2020 15:08

@blackbicbiro 3D printing shells are the outlines or outer perimeters of each layer. Depending on the settings of your slicer, you can customize your shells. It's just a way of ensuring it's solid. You can get the same result with 100% infill. Thanks for supporting.

April 15, 2020 07:35

I live in Australia where we are thankfully not yet over run so I would like to print for this campaign as I can manage a few hindered units a day on my print farm. Question is; Given the geographical distance and inevitable delays in international shipping would my efforts be wasted?

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April 23, 2020 12:43

@finlanddfilm they certainly wouldn't be wasted. In addition to healthcare workers, there are many care workers etc. who also need this equipment. Thank you for getting involved.

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April 14, 2020 13:18

How about using one of these as as a template to make a silicon mould then pouring in fast cast resin used in the film industry that sets in minutes? not quite as good as va or injection moulding but something easily doable at home and real quick? would that be accepted?.

Also can you add an email s the # tag don't appear to work and not everyone is clued up on twitter

April 14, 2020 15:22

@Spikey1 that would be a great idea. Give it a try and put your result into the approval channel on Slack (linked in the article) for the N3DPS admin team to review. I understand that they are currently also exploring the injection moulding option to scale up production. The hashtags reference pages within the Slack channel where you can speak with everybody else involved in the network.

April 14, 2020 13:19

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How about making a stack or single part, then making a silicon mould and pouring in fast cast resin used in effects and set design... this sets in a few minutes thus a lot quicker

April 13, 2020 15:35

Hello, sorry if obvious, but what is the difference between NL- and WL-files? (When observing the two types of STL-file, I can't notice any difference.)

April 14, 2020 15:22

@LudoDeGreef Hi Ludo. My understanding is that it refers to the inclusion of a logo on the model. NL=No Logo and WL=With Logo. However the latest approved version (v3.6) don't have any logos so only NL.

April 13, 2020 15:35

3D printing seems a very slow method of producing these parts - I know a few injection moulding companies who might be persauded to tool up quickly to make these - who should they contact?

April 14, 2020 15:22

@JimCoombs Hi Jim that's brilliant. I would suggest they get in touch with j.sahnan@national3dprintingsociety.co.uk

April 13, 2020 15:37

Is there a contact for discussing / sourcing the clear visor? We have CNC capability & can cut clear visors from 0.5mm polycarbonate which could cleaned . PETG & Acrylic is getting scarce from suppliers so the next option is the above. Contact me on sets@steelthescene.co.uk

April 13, 2020 15:38

hello, we have a 3d printer (that we have never used) but would love to help contribute to the cause. I'm having trouble getting the right files on my thumb drive to insert into the printer.

is anyone able to help us get the right file to put on a usb to start printing?

using a DIGGRO 3d printer from amazon

April 14, 2020 15:22

@Acepools that's great thank you for getting in touch. If you go to https://join.slack.com/t/national3d/shared_invite/zt-d17ch2mr-UBQ7rHz0XFNFCPmHEHC5bg there are hundreds of people in there who will be able to help you to get started. Welcome to the team :)

April 13, 2020 15:38

Hello, we're a local business with a 3D (that has been in a box for 6 months) but figured this was a time to try and put it to good use. With health restrictions, we aren't working at full capacity, but id like to keep guys on payroll and for a good cause. Issue is, i don't know how to convert these files properly to my DIGGRO 3d printer from amazon.

Could someone help me get the right files loaded on my SD card so i can pop it in and start printing? Im a pool boy, this is way over my head.

Stay Safe

April 13, 2020 15:38

Is there a recommended 3D printer should I want to help, my wife is an HCA with the NHS, I'd really like to help

April 14, 2020 15:22

@PaulKinsley Hi Paul, no specific printer. If you join the Slack channel at https://join.slack.com/t/national3d/shared_invite/zt-d17ch2mr-UBQ7rHz0XFNFCPmHEHC5bg then you'll find many people within the network who should be able to offer advice depending on what you're looking to spend etc.

April 9, 2020 08:09

I'm really forward to using my 3D printer to help the NHS

April 14, 2020 15:22

@Hunter1 thank you for helping!

April 8, 2020 07:49

Great , in France you can participate on the same kind of initiative...

FABRIQUER ET DONNER DES VISIÈRES : https://www.covid3D.fr

April 14, 2020 15:22

@harvey13 that's excellent, thank you for sharing. We have been looking for similar initiatives in other countries that our DesignSpark community across the globe can help to support.

April 6, 2020 06:40

This is a great way to help the fight. I just need to put my 3D printer back together

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