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Community is key

We’re a community of local volunteers supporting the local healthcare community in the war against Covid19. We put our local health and community care workers right at the top of the tree.

You’re our priority.

What we do

We are a community of individuals working from home to make 3D printed face shields for healthcare workers. Whilst there are many, very worthy groups, that seem to be doing the same thing; we’re different, we’re very different.

We’re a community of local volunteers supporting the local healthcare community in the war against Covid19.

Most of us can’t print face-shields by the hundred. Some of us can only make them one at a time, but that doesn’t matter.
What matters is, there’s a lot of us and we all feel the same way:

We want to ‘do our bit’.

We may be unemployed, in enforced lockdown, disabled or retired. We may even be working from home with a great job.
It doesn’t matter what we do, we’re all joined by a common goal.

We put our local health and community care workers right at the top of the tree. You’re our priority.
Nobody comes above you.

Our Community

On the 1st April 2020 this map was empty. Now look at our printers and requests placed for community masks all over the country.

FAQ’s

What settings should I use for the different print files?

Every printer is different so we cannot give a definitive answer for this, but there are some very good base configurations out there depending on your slicer & printer.

We recommend that you locate a good base file, and from there adjust the settings to suit. You can find in most Facebook groups (eg Ender3 printers) some great base files. Once you have this, we can assist you with the refinements.

What filament people are using?

PLA or PETG is a viable material and both are accepted by NHS guidelines

How long should a print take?

Again, this can vary between printers as not all of them are the same. Single bad should be around 1 hour once you have refined your settings, but some printers are not capable of these speeds and flow rates.

Ideally 1:30hr is a good time for a single visor

Do we have a file for a 14x14 print bed?

This is something that we are looking in to, however, we are not sure if we can get it down to this size. 

We will update this is there is any progress made.

What do i use for the headstrap?

Ideally elastic if you can source this, however we understand that this can be difficult to find at the moment. You could use rubber bands or anything similar to this as well.