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Mike Kelly's Printer

Discussion in 'Show and Tell' started by Mike Kelly, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Mike Kelly

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    Yup. The whole point of this carriage design is that it's modular and quick to swap in different designs.

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  2. Galaxius

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    That'd be a Cyclops hotend you've modelled on there wouldn't it?
     
  3. Mike Kelly

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    At least as close as I can guess based on pictures :)
     
  4. Mike Kelly

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    My scale was a bit off...

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  5. Mike Kelly

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    Been a productive weekend:

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    Only a couple minor mistakes so far, but I'm really looking forward to finishing this up.
     
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  7. Mike Kelly

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    Some people are ok with a honda civic. Some people wanna see if their civic can beat a corvette without spending the money on a corvette
     
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  8. Brandon Quimson

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    Lol isn't that what we're trying to do
     
  9. Mike Kelly

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    Yup, aluminum is a stronger foundation to work off of, and should make everything more rigid. If I'm gonna get some more speed out of this thing I need to make it more rigid. The aluminum base is sort of the starting point, and the foundation of the printer.
     
  10. Brandon Quimson

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    Did you have the glass one?
     
  11. Mike Kelly

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    This replaces the black acrylic middle plate
     
  12. Brandon Quimson

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    Oh okay that's what I thought I'm stuck with the black acrylic one still
     
  13. Dbeal

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    Very nice, I see you also got the Z idlers printed out also.
     
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  14. Mike Kelly

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    Threw on the z axis

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  15. Brandon Quimson

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    Are you using real lead screws or M8 rods
     
  16. Mike Kelly

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    They're 10mm x 2mm pitch lead screws
     
  17. Brandon Quimson

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    Should I get those for my printer
     
  18. Brandon Quimson

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    Oh are those the same as the ones that the makerbots use
     
  19. Galaxius

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    Is that a camera on the front of your y axis?
     
  20. Mike Kelly

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    I don't think it's necessary and opens up a whole can of worms.

    Not sure if it's what the makerbot uses. Seems like it might be

    yes it is. Kinda a long story but it's a custom camera that I designed an enclosure for the y axis rails
     

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