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I got me 3D printer, awesome!

Discussion in 'Printers' started by Pinter75, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. deuse

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    Well most home built printers have most of those new features now. So there is nothing there making me want to spend £800+
    I looked in to a Bondtech extruder. But they are limited compared with a Titan.

    I'm hoping that E3D come out with something awesome next year.
     
  2. bulb66

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    Really?

    Care to share some links to the hardware used? Might apply some upgrades to my machines.
     
  3. deuse

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    I think you are having me on :D
    The XYZ I gave away, had Filament Detection Sensors :) you can buy them on ebay about £4
    SilentStepStick TMC2130 Stepper Motor Driver http://www.watterott.com/en/SilentStepStick-TMC2130 or ebay

    As for the steel heated bed. I tried it with my glass top with very good magnets to hold a thin plate on. Didn't work out the way I wanted.
    E3D has a bed that you can heat a part of it.
    I settled some Borosilicate Glass from E3D and a 600W 220V 200X300mm Silicone Heater Pad. It has a mains power supply.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/600W-220V...811354?hash=item3f459c4eda:g:ggwAAOSwHnFVp7LJ

    I can get to 70c in 65 seconds using that :)

    I'm hoping that E3D will have a dual drive extruder out at some point.

    TMC2130 https://hackaday.com/2016/09/30/3d-...130-stepper-motor-drivers-shifting-the-gears/

    A good read :)

    On a normal D-Bot with TMC2100 drivers
     
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  4. randal

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    Ok, the Prusa Mk3 has me interested in 3D Printing again... anyone want to buy a D-Bot? :D
     
  5. deuse

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    Got some TMC2130 X4 and TMC2100 X4 drivers coming. lets see what they can do :)
     
  6. bulb66

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    E3D have some watercooled products at the TCT show, is that really needed?
     
  7. deuse

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    I may go up and have a look ,as I only live about 15mins from there. Free to get in :)

    Water cooled hotend have come out, but they are not that good.
     
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  8. bulb66

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    Thomas Sanladerer sat down with the boys from E3D to talk with them in a live Q&A.

     
  9. deuse

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    Good fined.
     
  10. 413x

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    Out of interest what does the mk3 add that the mk2s doesn't have for the extra 150 quid?

    Most (to a newbie) seem like failsafe features
     
  11. Lakeland

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    The magnetic bed looks really good, the rest seem to be fail safe as mentioned
     
  12. bulb66

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    If I were getting a Prusa I would pay the extra £150. It's got features that you want, skipped step recovery, filament run out and power loss to name a few.

    There is also the raspberry pi header on the new control board allow a neat way to add octoprint. They have also strengthened the Y axis frame and then of course that PEI coated flexible magnetic bed .
     
  13. graycbr

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    yep im looking for one ...
     
  14. bulb66

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    How did you get on with this? Tom Sanladerer just did a video on adding TCM2130's to RAMPS, so I've ordered some to have a play with.

    Tom's vid



    J.
     
  15. deuse

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    I didn't get round to trying the TCM2130. But the TMC2100 are plug and play so I stayed with them. You can hardly hear the printer now :)
    You can do more with the TCM2130 if you want to mess around with the firmware...
     
  16. Rroff

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    Recently picked up the Monoprice m200 as at one point it was half-price in the Black Friday sales - having so much fun and games getting bed adhesion - got it mostly dialled in now atleast for test prints, though still needs a little finenessing of one corner height of the plate for any more serious prints (I'm planning on doing project enclosure faceplates for some hobby stuff I do that I'm getting bored of drilling).

    All the end user suggestions for settings with the choice of printer and filament were way way out for what I needed to get adhesion but fortunately found a guide online by someone which was spot on.
     
  17. 413x

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    My prusa mk3 should arrive in late jan. Can't wait
     
  18. deuse

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    Nice one :)

    I've been looking at the FORMBOT T-Rex 2+3 with a laser. I know it's a clone of the gMax 3d printer
    but it is pulling me back in to building another one. But I'm finding it hard to find a BOM for it :(


    So anyone can get all the STL files for the gMax but no one has done a BOM.
     
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  19. bulb66

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    Been working on this for a while, but it's finally finished, my Printrbot Metal Plus got a Multi Material Upgrade :).

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  20. deuse

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    That's fantastic dude...well done :)