Well, I already announced it in my introduction: I want to share pictures of my selfmade pacifiers.
They were manufactured using a 3D printer. For those who are not familiar with that stuff: A 3D printer is a device that can make a three-dimensional object from a digital model. This works by melting plastic and laying it down layer after layer, as specified by the model. This technology was already invented in the 1980s, but in recent years it really took off and became available to individuals. If you want to know more, google it
My problem with the original NUK5 was that the shield is too small. So basically, I took the teat from a NUK5, and printed my own shield together with a handle and the connecting piece.
The results are good, but not perfect. First, the printer has its limitations that you have to keep in mind when designing parts. Also, you can see the layers, and the surface is less smooth than a poured plastic part - that doesn't make much difference when in use though. All in all, I'm quite content.
But as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. In the following you can see two printed pacifiers compared to an original NUK5. The white and green one's guard is 80mm wide (3.15"), the blue and white one is a little smaller at 72mm. (the NUK5 in white is about 56mm wide)
What do you think?
Would you like to have pacifiers with larger shields, too?
To be honest, I've been thinking about maybe making some more and selling them... if you want that to happen, please let me know.