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    Might as well start a separate thread for this because my other thread has skewed onto this topic.
    http://www.cnczone.com/forums/bencht...g0704-227.html
    Think it qualifies as a benchtop machine and it IS cnc'ed so....
    I just got my kit parts from MakerFarm.com to build a Reprap Prusa 3D Printer.



    Have some other parts on the way, electronics, steppers, steel rods
    and 3mm ABS and PLA filament.
    I have $600 wrapped up but that includes some upgrades and 3mm filament.
    More details later.

    Also have a kit from SeeMeCNC.com that uses Mach 3 to run it.




    It's a bit cheaper to build if you already have a licensed copy of Mach 3,
    even more so if like me you already have the drivers, i.e. chinese boards, g540, xylotex, etc.
    pretty much anything to run 4 nema 17 steppers.
    I ordered the H1 Parts and Hardware Only Kit for $149.
    The complete kit is only $351 (+$148 for Mach 3 if needed)
    I'll post more as the parts come in.
    Hoss

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    http://www.hossmachine.info - Gosh, you've... really got some nice toys here. - Roy Batty -- http://www.g0704.com - http://www.bf20.com - http://www.g0602.com


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    Cool Hoss - they do look interesting!

    I'm a bit disappointed though that you're not building a Selective Laser Sintering desktop machine - to do metal 3D printing!



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    Never say never.
    I have looked at the pros doing it on youtube but the "metal" printing was pretty involved.
    Hoss

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9VOwqtOglg]Shapeways 3D Metal Printing - YouTube

    http://www.hossmachine.info - Gosh, you've... really got some nice toys here. - Roy Batty -- http://www.g0704.com - http://www.bf20.com - http://www.g0602.com


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    I just got my extruder and bed heaters up and working, waiting on glass for the heated bed. MK6 hot end but will probably mod it before using since the technology changes overnight. I cant wait to see some of your solutions! Especially using machine tools to help out.



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    Cool, you were right, these have come a long way. since I last looked they were
    squeezing out rtv silicone from a syringe.
    Hoss

    http://www.hossmachine.info - Gosh, you've... really got some nice toys here. - Roy Batty -- http://www.g0704.com - http://www.bf20.com - http://www.g0602.com


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    Quote Originally Posted by hoss2006 View Post
    Never say never.
    I have looked at the pros doing it on youtube but the "metal" printing was pretty involved.
    Hoss
    That's crazy cool.


    Guess we will see some plastics parts getting made Wed. morning...ahh

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    I've made a few mod to my TOM, first was a nice spool feed for the plastic
    Image of TOM printable spindle for 5lb spools - Thingiverse

    the second was a new driver, had a real problem with the filament stripping when the print I was working on need to do a lot of reversals (damn near everything LOL)

    Image of Mk6 extruder drive for 1.75mm filament - Thingiverse

    made a huge improvement, a bonus is it's easier to change color now.

    Thingiverse is a great resource for projects and ideas, there are a lot of sharp people working with these things



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    Quote Originally Posted by FannBlade View Post
    That's crazy cool.


    Guess we will see some plastics parts getting made Wed. morning...ahh

    Haha, maybe Thurs.
    lots and lots to learn yet.
    Hoss

    http://www.hossmachine.info - Gosh, you've... really got some nice toys here. - Roy Batty -- http://www.g0704.com - http://www.bf20.com - http://www.g0602.com


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    Quote Originally Posted by DogWood View Post
    I've made a few mod to my TOM, first was a nice spool feed for the plastic
    Image of TOM printable spindle for 5lb spools - Thingiverse

    the second was a new driver, had a real problem with the filament stripping when the print I was working on need to do a lot of reversals (damn near everything LOL)

    Image of Mk6 extruder drive for 1.75mm filament - Thingiverse

    made a huge improvement, a bonus is it's easier to change color now.

    Thingiverse is a great resource for projects and ideas, there are a lot of sharp people working with these things
    Great! the more ideas the better.
    Share anything you wish.
    I know, I've bookmarked a dozen pages on thingiverse already, too much to go through in one sitting.
    Gotta do the heart gears.
    MOTORIZED screwless heart gears! by Zh4x0r - Thingiverse
    Hoss

    http://www.hossmachine.info - Gosh, you've... really got some nice toys here. - Roy Batty -- http://www.g0704.com - http://www.bf20.com - http://www.g0602.com


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    I have been folowing the blog of someone that has built themselves an incredible high quality SLA machine that doesn't look beyond the abilities of the many capable do it yourself-ers on this board. I'll be happy to share some links here in a moment but first I have to get my first post out of the way or the board wont let me post any web addresses.



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    Oh yeah. I'd be interested in any links.

    Lee


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    Here we are!

    3D Printer - High Resolution - Printing Alien Skull - YouTube

    Unfortunately, the author of the blog and the machines designer seems to have dropped off the face of the earth shortly after completing the software he designed for the machine.

    3D Printer

    You can follow the progress of someone who has made a very similar machine, as well as posted a bit more information about the materials that they used and how they did it here:

    3 D L P rint

    I believe both just use a DLP projector to harden photo reactive resin in vat one 2d cross section at a time. It's a technique that creates a very high resolution part and it's the process used by most professional 3d printers. If you are feeling adventurous and want something in the future that will give you much finer detail than an extruder can you may want look into building one of these.

    Last edited by cncadmin; 03-07-2013 at 11:22 PM.


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