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A simple design to (hopefully) prevent sore ears when wearing certain face masksOther
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This is a simple 'ear saver' design.
This is for use with face masks that use elastic, looped behind the ears.
I've read that the user's ears can become sore if these masks are in use all day.
These are 150mm long and 1.5mm thick.
There are many other designs by other people around, however I wanted a design that keeps the elastic further apart than other designs, is very bendy (for comfort) and uses very little plastic.
The photos show one made from ABS.
Update - I now have some masks. The design seems to work fine.
Materials and methods
According to Cura, the design takes 8 minutes to print and used 2g (0.77m) of filament, when using a 0.6mm nozzzle. Speed (for ABS) is 45mm/s.
I have yet to try PLA with this version, although an earlier version printed fine with PLA..
I'm using a Rostock Max V2 (Delta) machine.
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