This is a follow up to the vaquformable face shield we posted here.
Print in PLA, PETG, or ABS with following parameters
Form using 1.0mm ABS or HIPS
We're giving 50% off on 1.0mm ABS and HIPS sheets. Stocks are limited, so please purchase only what you need. We're hoping our supplies would reach as many people on the front lines as possible.
We suggest buying no more than 5 at a time.
Mask Filter Adaptor
Tip 1: Print 2 sets if possible
The forming tool will last longer if you allow it to cool between formings. If you print 2 or more tools, you can keep forming for hours by alternating tools between cycles.
Tip 2: Form multiple items at once
Form 2 masks at once
Tip 3: Have a spray bottle or a wet rag on hand
The sheet clamp/frame and the perforated mesh will heat up if you're forming continuously. To quickly cool down these components, spray them with a mist of water or wipe them down with a wet rag.
The evaporating water will quickly wick the excess heat off of them.
Tip 4: Use a mold release agent
The hot plastic sheet has a tendency to stick to the 3D printed forming tool making it difficult to demold. To make it easier, slather the tool with a generous amount of petroleum jelly, or even vegetable oil.
Too big or too small?
Scale the STL up or down to resize. Or better yet print several tools in different sizes.
Please share with us your results, good or bad
We shall be iterating this design as we go. If you have ideas, no matter how raw, let us know and our team will do our best to develop it further.
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