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Beginner Cnc Face Shield

  • Machine Type:
    OpenBuilds Sphinx
    Rhino / Vectric
    OpenBuilds BlackBox
    Machine Time:
    1 min
    Bit or Laser Size:
    1/8" UpCut SharkBit
    Feeds & Speeds:
    20 mm/s
    3mm Polycarbonate

    With the current state of events there is a huge shortage in medical supplies and users all over the world are coming together to help supply much needed items. As 3D printers have become a tool in many homes, users are 3D printing masks and face shield to supply their local hospital.

    I love 3D printing but is not the tool for every type of situation, specially when time is of the essence. So i went ahead and downloaded the face shield design from 3DVerkstan and printed it on my CNC made 3D printer and it took 50 minutes to finish. Yes probably super fast printers could reduce this time much less.

    Then I took the profile and made the necessary changes to it so I could use my CNC router to make it. Hold and behold, it took less than a minute to make this version using 3mm Polycarbotane. This is much stronger and those allow for flex.

    Bellow you will find the file to make this one and a version for anyone to try it with a proper material on a laser.

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  1. Matthew Bates
    Great project Ariel!
      Ariel Yahni likes this.
  2. Mark Carew
    Excellent project! Way quicker then the 3D printer on the level of mass production. This will be a huge help Thank you for the share
      Ariel Yahni likes this.
  3. Laurent Veilleux
    can you send vertion 9 of aspire? not all people have version 10...
    1. Ariel Yahni
      I don't see a way to do that ( all saving options are the same ), I think you will need to start from the DXF and just apply a 2D profile cut. Unless you know a different way
      Ariel Yahni, Mar 30, 2020
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