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Save lives, volunteer your 3D printers to fight COVID-19 now!

 

Save lives, volunteer your 3D printers to fight COVID-19 now!

 

It is great to see so many people are ready to volunteer their 3D printers around the world to save lives. However, most of the offers are spread across Facebook groups’ posts and comments, which results in an inability for people who really need it to get organized access to the machinery.

 

Several nights with our engineers, we were coding the COVID-19 live map. It will keep 3D printing volunteering organized: help 3D printer owners list their 3D printers, people, and governments to easily find 3D printing facilities in close proximity (your country, city, and street).

 

At 3DPrinterOS, we launched a global 3D printing volunteering movement to fight COVID-19. Go to https://www.3dprinteros.com/covid-19 (this page you are reading now) for detailed instructions on how to volunteer your 3D printer in an organized way so you could be easily found by the government and people who need it and when they need it.

 

All together we are making history here, and you are a part of it. This will be a rewarding experience for all of us.

 

 

How to volunteer your 3D printer

How to find a 3D printer close you to print vital objects to fight COVID-19

 

How to volunteer your 3D printer

  1. First register a free account at https://cloud.3dprinteros.com 
  2. Add 3D printers you would like to volunteer
  1. by going to Printers tab https://cloud.3dprinteros.com/printing/ 
  2. and clicking the “add new printer” button

 

  1. select the make and model of your 3D printer, add 3D printers one by one

 

  1. if your 3D printer make and model is not in the list, please type in the printer’s make and model manually and press Enter button

 

 

  1. if you see this message “Waiting for Connection” or “This model is not supported”, just click on Tools -> Make Industrial

 

 

  1. Now set a location on a map for each 3D printer in Machine settings, so people can easily find on a map that are close proximity.
  1. click to “Machine settings” button, and select Set location

 

  1. Click on the “Find location by browser” button or type in the address into the search field and click Enter. Then adjust the marker on the map and click OK.

 

  1. It is important now to confirm the volunteering by going to a live map tab COVID-19 or a direct link https://cloud.3dprinteros.com/fight-covid-map (right click the link and open in a new tab) and clicking the “BECOME A VOLUNTEER” button.

 

  1. You are a volunteer now and your 3D printers will be soon shown on the map.

 

What is next?

 

 

MONITOR your email over the following weeks. Wait for the email with a 3D printing request from people in need around you.

 

Important! Be patient, as people potentially might not contact you today, tomorrow or even a week from now, which is good, as it means that the demand is not as critical.

However this way we are prepared for the outbreaks in different regions around the world.

 

We are making history here and you are a part of it. This will be a rewarding experience for all of us.

 

  1. When a request arrives you can speak with the requester over internal chat function or by email. The incoming request will be marked  in My Files https://cloud.3dprinteros.com/myfiles/. Under the  mark you will see a user’s request details.

 

        

 

  1. Your personal volunteering page
  1. By clicking My Profile tab in the menu, you will see your personal volunteering page.

 

 

  1. It can be personalized by adding a picture of your 3D printers by clicking the “gears icon” in the right upper corner -> Profile settings.
  2. You can share the link to your page to your local community using social media

 

 

  1. DISCLAIMER: 3DPrinterOS does not manage any monetary transactions, if a volunteer needs to get a symbolic fee/donation to cover the material cost, this should be agreed between the user and the volunteer.

 

 

 

How to find a 3D printer close to you to print vital objects to fight COVID-19

  1. First, register a free account at https://cloud.3dprinteros.com
  2. Go to a live map of 3D printing volunteers – a tab COVID-19 in the menu or use this direct link https://cloud.3dprinteros.com/fight-covid-map 

 

  1. Request a 3D print
  1. Browse a map to select a volunteer with a 3D printer in your close proximity
  2. Click on the volunteer’s name, a personal page of the volunteer will open

 

  1. drag and drop a file or mouse-click on “request a 3D print” area

 

 

 

  1. The volunteer with a 3D printer will contact you using an internal chat function or email. Continue to communicate with the volunteer using any communication channel you like.

 

 

  1. DISCLAIMER: 3DPrinterOS does not manage any monetary transactions, if a volunteer needs to get a symbolic fee/donation to cover the material cost, this should be agreed between the user and the volunteer.

 

Last modified by Anton Vedeshin on 19th of March 2020.

If you need help with this guide, please contact SkypeID: antonvedeshin or anton@3dprinteros.com 

Feel free to comment on any sections below so we can improve the process. Suggestions are very welcome.

 

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