COVID-19, lack of PPE, 3D Printing Movement. You all probably know about the shortage of PPE for NHS and care workers. But not all of you know, that this caused probably first, global, geeky 3d printing revolution. Some companies, including 3d printer maker: Prusa, have decided to design, test and 3d print face protection, parts for ventilators, etc. As I own 3d printers, I have joined the movement nearly month ago. First, with 3dcrowd.uk – printing Prusa RC3 mask frames, then with MK Maker Space, printing N3DPS model V6, and lately model V7. To use all the short remains of the filaments, I’m also printing “Ear Savers” for people who have to wear face masks all day long. And there are thousand people like me, printing and delivering thousands of PPE items every day since it started. It really rises a hope for future of the humanity 😉
Until today, I have printed nearly 450 face protection frames and over 200 Ear Savers. It wouldn’t be possible without massive support I have received thru my GoFundme campaign. My income (my family’s income as well) was greatly reduced since the start of the COVID-19 pandemy. I’d have a lot of time due to reduced work hours, but no means to buy filaments or fix really hard working 3d printers. So, big Thank You to all my supporters! I’m not stopping printing for as long as there’s demand. You can still support me if you wish to.
I have started a project like I’ve never done before. My friend asked me to recreate his house as a part of H0 railway model. Working with such tiny details requires precise calculation and careful use of laser cutter – some details are going to be smaller than 0.5 mm. Challenge accepted!
Testing is important. This laser cut/engraved leather Mjölnir has been heavily used for nearly a year. It looks better than new now, and doesn’t change since it got that “used leather” look. Seems like it’s going to work for years. Good job.
It’s nice to receive gifts. Especially when the gift brings personal memories. Here we have nice box and key fobs for very special Grandpa, who enjoyed riding his BMW R50 nearly half of a century ago. On one of such trips he’s met a very special Grandma…
I did have old, Russian clock enclosure, and I wanted piggy bank. That was very quick and very easy upcycling action. Maybe 15 minutes including design, cutting and assembling. Top and bottom of coin compartment made of 3mm plywood. Walls around – 3mm acrylic glass. Looks good, now to testing 😉
I’ve added clamps that hold cut/engraved material flat on the table. The birch plywood I buy is often bent. It’s also common problem with acrylic mirror, due to protecting layer on the back side. Now I can cut everything nicely and evenly.
I’ve seen hundreds of different K40 table projects: adjustable, non-adjustable, 3d printed, welded, improvised, motorized etc. I just wanted a bed easy to adjust every few days, stable and attached to gantry rather than to wobbly bottom. Here we go: few aluminium extruded profiles, 4x M6 screws, 4 springs and I have a bed that does what and how I need. I can remove slats and only leave them where support is needed – that allows me to have clean, tidy cuts. Read more “K40 Laser table”
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