Good to hear from you! I’m happy to see that you are willing to help with the e-NABLE program.
I think that the first thing to do is to connect to the e-NABLE Google+ community and participate at a e-NABLE Chapter Call. Tell about your plans.
If I understood correctly your goal is to set up new ‘e-NABLE chapters’ around Asia. Here is a map with the current chapters.
The contact in the south of the Philippines is my father-in-law. He is eager to participate and is able to enable his local network for getting more local people involved. My parents-in-law are living near Ozamis and they have a connection through a cousin with the Misamis University, who is working there. I think that is a great location for a chapter.
Some important things to know about 3D printing in that region is:
- Like you mentioned: Reliable power source.
The power in that region can be a problem. Brownouts are a common thing. I think a UPS is needed to prevent 3D prints failing.
- The moist.
The climate in Ozamis is tropical. The moist will affect the quality of the filament. It is important to keep the filament dry (in bags with silica gel bags inside).
- In the Philippines you can import your supplies using a Balikbayan box. My father-in-law is able to help with that.
The lifetime of the hands depends on how somebody is using it. The PLA/PHA material is quite strong at normal temperatures but will be much weaker at temperatures above 60 degrees Celsius. And because it is 3D printed, it has visible print lines which can collect dirt. Other materials are available. Stronger and heat resistant, but I have no experience using these materials.
About the Ulitmaker 2(+) I told you about: Ultimaker just released their new Ultimaker 3 today.
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