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I'm making a Robo box....

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  1. Samuel Shannon

    Samuel Shannon New Member

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    So, to some this may seem a silly question. I'm not an engineer and I have not yet built my own 3d printer. I have had my R1 for a little over 2 years and I have a delta on the way. I work in the 3d printing industry doing QC and QA as a day job and I'm an avid diy'er by evening (and often long into the night lol). Right now I'm cad'ing a box to enclose my R1 to try to utilize some more difficult polymers than just pla (think like nylon and maybe something like ultem 1010 or 9085). As I was drawing the cad, I am wondering if I wanted to increase my build volume, would all I really need to do is get longer M8 smooth rods for X,Y, and Z, longer threaded rods for increased Z height and longer belts to account for the larger travel movement, larger area build platform, and update the max X, Y, Z area in firmware/software? Am I missing something or would this work?

    I'm wanting to try to do something like a 15 inch cube for build volume.
     
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  3. Samuel Shannon

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    Cool, yeah, I'm looking to almost gut the Robo and have the electronics under a "Stage" that has ample airflow and the build space above similar to how the set up is now... just larger. It'll look something like the pic I am attaching.
     

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    Good luck.
    Moved this to the PROJECTS sub-forum, you can update this as you go :)
     
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    Paging @donhuevo to repost the photo of his gutting/rebuilding of his Robo printer.

    Probably the best route to take is to emulate what he did with his printer.
     
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    If you're going to go larger on Y I would advise stepping up to at least 10mm rods. Or redesign the Y axis to more of a Taz 5 design.

    Good Luck!
     
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  7. Samuel Shannon

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    Yeah I was going to go to 10mm rods to accommodate the added weight. I'm still in the I'm trying to decide what material I really want to use phase....
     

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