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    Stilgar's 3D printer build

    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. Now just need to get the programming going, then we can have fun.
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    Stilgar's 3D printer build

    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...
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    Stilgar's 3D printer build

    Still working on the wiring for the extruder and X axis.
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    Stilgar's 3D printer build

    Mechanical problemes have been sorted out. Next up figuring out the wire mess.
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    Stilgar's 3D printer build

    Not much to look at at the moment. And I think my electronics is fried. I connect everything as to manufacture and turned on PSU and poof smoke. I have ordered a new system, that combines all the boards and is warranty.
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    Stilgar's 3D printer build

    Just a small update on progress. All parts are in and made. final assembly has began.
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    Stilgar's 3D printer build

    A bit more of a update. Still in the test fitting stage, but getting there. The 12 ounce can is for size refrance. For those that want to make a simular 3D printer to this, and don't want to purchase a kit. I will give you a heads up when sourcing parts here in the USA... There are two...
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    Stilgar's 3D printer build

    There is alot of info and videos out there. I will post some links that I use. I should point out that there is two versions of the mendel90, The first is the one I am doing here with the acrylic sheets, and the second uses the MDF sheets. The big difference between the two that I have found is...
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    Stilgar's 3D printer build

    next update. I have the carriage for the heat-bed test fitted. Due to lack of good lube, you can barely hear any bearing noise, and will go away when final lube is applied. next up, the stiffing rails on the bottom.
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    Stilgar's 3D printer build

    The base in about 18 inch square. The working area on the heat-bed is 7 1/2 inches square by about 7 inches tall. I have experience with several milling and cnc machines in the injection mold field. I also have a technician classification for industrial robotics ( programming and assembly). I...
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    Stilgar's 3D printer build

    The pic is of the prototype he built. There has been several updates since it was made. Here is a update on my project. Here is my acrylic 1/4" thick base-plate. with a Bright Aqua metallic paint (DSGM440). Here I am test fitting the plastic parts to the base-plate. The motor is at the front. I...
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    Stilgar's 3D printer build

    I have been poked into doing a build thread of my current project of a 3D printer. So here goes. I am a member of the reprap forum. http://reprap.org/. What is a reprap? RepRap is humanity's first general-purpose self-replicating manufacturing machine. RepRap takes the form of a free desktop...
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    Where has stilgar been?

    Thank you all for the kind words. I should let you know, I have just started the building of the 3d printer, as it is my first, I expect problems and delays. Yes, the landram has found a great home and is vary much loved. She will have company as the new owner is currently building a 3 foot long...
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    Where has stilgar been?

    Hey guys and gals. Just thought I would give a bit of update. Not sure what I posted before but here goes. After I moved to Arkansas in September (I think). Everything got a bit busy, but was able to do a few projects. Fast forward to February, I lost my mom to cancer, her body was riddled with...
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    Star Trek Voyager console

    Yeppers, been too long.