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My New Printer

Discussion in 'Show and Tell' started by WheresWaldo, May 22, 2015.

  1. daniel871

    daniel871 Well-Known Member

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    How well would that grade of aluminum stand up to repeated heating/cooling though?

    I found a vendor that would sell it in whatever size fairly easy and relatively cheap (considering how much we pay for extruders and hotends/etc.), but what is the benefit over other grades of aluminum?

    Here is the source I found by the way.

    http://www.discountsteel.com/items/C250_Aluminum_Cast_Tooling_Plate.cfm?item_id=152
     
  2. WZ9V

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    In the RepRap forums they discussed this a lot and ground tooling plate seems to be the preferred answer (Digital Dentist) they reached for flatness and withstanding the heat/cool cycle. On the other hand those discussions were for Delta's with a fixed bed or CoreXY which moves slowly in Z.
     
  3. WheresWaldo

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    Have you got any pics anywhere of that Eustathios? Videos?
     
  5. WheresWaldo

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    Nope, still not quite finished. but there is a Google+ group with a lot of videos of finished printers and some HercuLien's too.
    https://plus.google.com/communities/108524206628971601859

    It is all together, I just need to 1 part to print on my extruder and then wiring. Just been swamped with custom requests on my Shapeways page.
     
  6. WheresWaldo

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    New upgrade for my printer just came in the mail today
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    Nice I saw that silicone sock in a toms video, now I want one.... off to printed solid to order some.
     
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    The sock is a great improvement to an already good product. Hotend doesn't cool down even with fans at 100%. Only drawback is that it cools down very slowly now.
     
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    I was more interested in it for keeping the "goobers" and crap off everything. but should be a bonus that my fan wont cool it down too.
     

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