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Old 04-13-2020, 06:34 PM
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they are on the way.

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give my regard to Lucy's Restaurant. best Taco's around.
Sweet.....
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Old 04-13-2020, 07:22 PM
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they are on the way.

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give my regard to Lucy's Restaurant. best Taco's around.
Thank you Steve, they will be put to good use. I didn't even notice how many medical people's ear's are in bad shape, most complain of the hand chapping from maximum scrubbing. Your efforts will be truly appreciated!

If you love Lucy's and you're in the area, I'll treat you there and then Leo's as both are top notch!

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Checked with my local hospital if they could use them and they replied we will take as many as you can make, so I cranked up my prusa today. It seems that with the shortage of commercial masks there are allot of donations pouring in that are making them out of cloth so they may not have elastic bands and need to be tied, so I think this may make things simpler. Anyway, glad to help and put the filament to good use.
If you guys are making these and call someone in the hospitals near you (especially ER and ICU) I guarantee you they'll take them. I read this one post and was elivering reports to some of the offices and ALL the staff have "red ear" syndrome and were interested. This effort will not go unappreciated and it's THIS type of effort that makes a difference.

EDIT: I'm here because I fly an RV-7A, but didn't build it, so generally am just checking things out. I paid dues for most of the years I was flying a Grumman Tiger (74630 - it's in California now with the new owner). I think I owe this year's dues and need to forward to Doug Reeves ...

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Old 04-14-2020, 06:07 PM
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Had a couple requests for Wonder Woman from nurse friends. Shaped this one with hot water after printing in PLA.



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Old 04-14-2020, 07:08 PM
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Did you paint that, or are you printing in 3 colors?
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Old 04-14-2020, 07:13 PM
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If you guys are making these and call someone in the hospitals near you (especially ER and ICU) I guarantee you they'll take them.
Ha! Not here. the big hospitals informed the guy who was trying to coordinate an effort locally that they "don't allow their personnel to wear homemade PPE".

No matter. Every single person I've given them to has been appreciative, including the nurses at a small privately run urgent care. I just shipped a box to my sister's ex-husband, who's a rent-a-nurse in Atlanta. My hotend gave up the ghost yesterday, but as soon as the new one arrives this week I'll be back in business. I'm working on some cooling mods to the printer while it's down for parts. It prints PLA just fine all day long, but PETG causes overheating problems.
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Old 04-14-2020, 07:20 PM
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Did you paint that, or are you printing in 3 colors?
I just do a filament change between layers, nothing too fancy.
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Old 04-14-2020, 07:47 PM
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Ha! Not here. the big hospitals informed the guy who was trying to coordinate an effort locally that they "don't allow their personnel to wear homemade PPE".

No matter. Every single person I've given them to has been appreciative, including the nurses at a small privately run urgent care. I just shipped a box to my sister's ex-husband, who's a rent-a-nurse in Atlanta. My hotend gave up the ghost yesterday, but as soon as the new one arrives this week I'll be back in business. I'm working on some cooling mods to the printer while it's down for parts. It prints PLA just fine all day long, but PETG causes overheating problems.
I think the key is knowing nurses or doctors who work there and providing them directly with a few to start out.
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Old 04-15-2020, 10:25 AM
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I have printed well over a thousand of these straps. Unit #4 came on-line over the weekend. it was a used unit that needed TLC: new stepper motors, new belts, new bed liner, new Y-axis bushings, new software, realignment, calibration, nozzle, etc. She is purring like a kitten. if you have multiple printers it is beneficial to have identical units.

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Old 04-15-2020, 11:14 AM
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I have printed well over a thousand of these straps. Unit #4 came on-line over the weekend. it was a used unit that needed TLC: new stepper motors, new belts, new bed liner, new Y-axis bushings, new software, realignment, calibration, nozzle, etc. She is purring like a kitten. if you have multiple printers it is beneficial to have identical units.
Nice! I'm still using the RepRap I built 7 years ago. Maybe one day I'll get a real Prusa.

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Old 04-15-2020, 02:08 PM
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I think the key is knowing nurses or doctors who work there and providing them directly with a few to start out.
Exactly. This is not ?homemade PPE?. If they tell me to take it off, I?ll be glad to go home!
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