Stilgar's 3D printer build

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  1. stilgarhammer

    stilgarhammer Member

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    Still working on the wiring for the extruder and X axis.

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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Wow!! You are really banging this out. Very impressive. Just as a suggestion, I would suggest tying the two perpendicular Panels together with either a sheet or bat, as the top round corners, hanging out like that are going to resonate. It looks very professional, and extremely well finished off.! This is a great thread, one of the best. :)
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    On the top back there is a simple spool holder that looks like this. I have been thinking of doing a threaded rod across and turning the spool 90 degrees. On the mendel90 they often use a teflon tube (the white tube in the right top corner) to guide the filament to extruder, my extruder does not have the tube. So I feel the spool needs to be turned. Still working this out as I get the wiring done.

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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Turning the spool, especially with a variable speed feed, will relieve pressure on the printing head. This is where I see these things mess up the most. :)
  5. goodduck

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    Very interesting idea to build your own 3d printer. I thought about it.... but only thought about it.I like turn key. But I am following this with great interest.
  6. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    You can build a better printer, dollar for dollar, if you have the skill and tools, otherwise, you're just one of the crowd. :)
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    I have no skill and no tools. Be one of the crowd is not so bad. I'll buy extended warranty. :D
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    You're not one of the crowd in anything. O.K., you don't have the tools, but you make the inspiration!! :)
  9. stilgarhammer

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    Thought I would update you on my 3d printer build. After I had to put it on hold, I have got back to working on it.

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    Now just need to get the programming going, then we can have fun.
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I made this thread a Sticky for a reason. Great job!