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Discussion in '3D printers' started by stephen cia, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. stephen cia

    stephen cia Well-Known
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    stephen cia published a new build:

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  2. taratata2016

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    Why the two extruders are not on the same arms of the printheads. This causes more hardware and a rigorous synchronization?
    pourquoi les deux extrudeur ne sont pas sur les mêmes bras des têtes d'impression. cela occasionne plus de matériels et une rigueur de synchronisation?
     
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  3. stephen cia

    stephen cia Well-Known
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    the two extruders can't be on the same arm basically because the arm is cantilever. two direct dive in cantilever arm just doesn't sound right to me.

    regarding synchronization between the two I'm hoping it will be just an initial headache of getting the two arm to be in the same plane when I attach them to their respective Zs carriages. Once locked, that arm is not going to tilt or wiggle
     
  4. taratata2016

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    Very beautiful project.
     
  5. stephen cia

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    Printing benchy ;p

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    Love your renderings. How did you do it? :p
     
  7. stephen cia

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    With fusion 360 render tool :) love that feature
     
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    This is a great project, I get excited every time I see an update. Can't wait to see it up and running!!!
     
  9. stephen cia

    stephen cia Well-Known
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    Thank you I'm also hoping that it will work *cross finger*
     
  10. stephen cia

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    Finished BOM. this is not a cheap one.... as expected for getting all genuine part including gates belt. All in all including all electronic and controller of choice (duet wifi and the expansion board) it's a $1300 printer... if you start from scratch and have nothing.

    that's a steep price to test my concept works or not...

    alternatively I could salvage my one and only working printer to bring the cost down for me. hm... decision decision.
     
  11. stephen cia

    stephen cia Well-Known
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    Alright I think I've gone through many virtual iteration already :)

    Capture1.JPG

    time to print all the STLs
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    Don't like the x motor mount so going back to drawing board on that one :) it's too thin and flimsy
     
  14. stephen cia

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    This is the culprit. Turns out PLA soften when nema 17 heats up. Not sure exactly what was the temperature but it must be 45°c and above
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  15. stephen cia

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    Genuine gates belt GT3 2mm pitch made in USA :)
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    MDF laser cut spacers work a treat to avoid temperature transfer between Nema's and printed parts! Additionally have you thought of custom aluminium plates to hold the Nema's? Strong and great for heat dissipation! Thanks for the comment on Indie i2 :thumbsup:
     
  17. stephen cia

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    I was hoping exactly to avoid that... I don't have access to laser or cnc... so I'm keeping it close to the project goal which is not to use any custom plate. I would love to venture into custom plate/ bracket and carriage though perhaps next project :)

     
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    Hmm having problem posting STLs.... Upload file says not supported
     
  19. stephen cia

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    Making sure the arm is parallel to the plane of bed Y axis. I don't think automatic probing breed levelling will be needed :)
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  20. stephen cia

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    getting there
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    Hey!! One question out of curiosity....

    What's with the structurally over-engineered design?
     
  22. stephen cia

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    I need the heavy mass and rigidity to hit 100mm/s with 8000 acceleration print speed.
     
  23. stephen cia

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    this one with all the belts and motors installed. it is heavyyy
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