I have a small bit of material in stock, enough to make around 20 face shields (the Prusa RC3 design pictured above), I have the machines and I have the time, but need help to purchase more PLA filament. Like many others, my own income has been severely effected by the pandemic, so while I am happy to donate my time and expertise, I don't have the funds to keep a stock of material for the duration of this emergency.
If you can afford even a small amount it will make a difference. The material I use for my machines costs €25 for a kilo, which is equivalent to approx 16 shields. If I run my machines around the clock, I will need to refill the material every four days.
I am one of dozens of people based in Donegal with access to 3D printers doing the same thing, based on the initiative of Garry Gorman who started the call out.
 I've raised more than enough funds to keep my 3D printers going for 3 weeks, and am purchasing a lot more to disperse to the rest of the group where needed so they can keep going. We're looking into the feasibility of a laser cut design which would greatly increase the number of visors we can make per day, so future funds will go towards costs associated with this process.
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