The build is by no means in a presentable
state... the main features aren't even in. I'm posting this this early because I would like to get feedback from other, more experienced, users. I know this is an ambitious project (at least for me) that requires a lot of thinking. I'm sure that I will make horrible mistakes (I've probably already done something that made someone spill his coffee) but I hope that with the help of the community I can complete this build and maybe give some ideas to other people too.
- 3dprinter in ABS/PLA with direct extruder
- cnc machine for cutting wood and metal
- laser cutter for plexiglass and wood engraving
- 3d scanner (hmmm... having second thoughts)
- easy switchable heads (drill, laser, extruder)
- swappable platforms (replace heatbed with wood platform for milling, cutting, etc)
- heatbed made out of 4 smaller ones (possibility to choose which/how many heat up?)
- big work area
I might build a full fledged computer inside of it too with a monitor, keyboard and a mouse for easier control.
Please, share your opinion about this project. Too much? All wrong? Should I hide under the sheets in shame?
Hi! This build is, or at least should be, a multipurpose box (mBOX). Due to limited space I want to build something that can serve multiple purposes such as 3d printing, 3d scan, plexiglass cutting and hopefully some milling too (both wood and metal). Switching between modes should involve switching heads and worksurface (change heatbed with a wood platform and viceversa). (for the scan part I'm thinking of integrating this opensource project into the frame: http://www.freelss.org/ )
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution NonCommercial - CC BY NC
Reason for this BuildWhy do I want to build this? Well... there are many reasons:
The first one is that I want a 3d printer with a big printing area and without critical plastic parts that break after a certain point in time. Also, a more robust structure should allow for faster prints than my current, homemade, printer.
Second, I'm also a modder at heart. I like to create but It's hard without the appropriate tools. Plexiglass and alluminium are pretty common materials for modding but I don't have anything to make clean cuts.
Third, I think it's gonna be a lot of fun and a great opportunity to learn new things. (I've never built a cnc machine or a laser cutter).
Inspired byI was insipired by the countless awesome builds I've seen on this awesome site!