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      1. Build Progress:
        • Build in Progress...
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      5/5,
      7 votes
      This is my first 3D printer build, hopefully you like it.

      10-31-18 Update:
      After hours of printing I have decided auto bed leveling is not for me. It has proved itself unreliable at times, minor variations in the aluminum head bed have given me headaches to say the least! I have recently changed the bed design to include four stiff springs for manual bed leveling. I still however feel I need a glass plate on top of the aluminum to even things out even further.

      Also the tornado extrudes have been giving me problems. The idle wheel used in the drive mechanism is not providing reliable pressure, causing printers to stop feeding filament mid print. I am tackling the task of designing my own extruder head now to meet my needs.

      Stay turned for more updates in the near future. Though progress is slow as I am in the middle of designing another machine at the same time.

      A couple test prints:
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      IMG_5043.JPG IMG_5044.JPG IMG_5045.JPG

      Design:
      Core XY
      Build area:
      330mm x 330mm x 690mm

      Features:
      Dual Extruder, Auto bed leveling, Full Enclosure, LED lights (it was dark in there!)
      *Update(12-20-17)
      - I had to upgrade the extruder from 12v to 24v. I was receiving thermal runaway errors when changing thickness of the extrusion, 12v could not keep up with the heat demand.



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      Some photo's of the build progression:
      IMG_3222.JPG IMG_3223.JPG IMG_3224.JPG
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  • Build Details

    Build License:
    • CC - Attribution - CC BY

    Reason for this Build

    I was tired of the limited space on kit 3D printers and just to see if I could.
  • Parts list

    Qty Part Name Part Link Comments
    2 Toranado Extruder https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1246951 Link
    2 SBR20-1200mm Linear Rails Link
    4 SBR20LUU 20mm Linear Bearing Link
    1 RM2005-1250mm-C7 BallScrew Link
    1 18" X 18" Heatbed Link
    2 Nema 17 Stepper Motors 2A 84oz.in https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QEYADRQ/ref=oh_aui_s... Link
    3 STEPPERONLINE CNC Digital Stepper Motor Driver 1.0 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y5VPSFN/ref=oh_aui_s... Link
    1 Nema 14 Stepper Motor 0.8A 18Ncm https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SPOQJW6/ref=oh_aui_s... Link
    4 MGN15 length 600mm with minature Motion MGN15H Link
    1 Nema 23 CNC Stepper Motor 1.9Nm(269oz.in) Link
    1 Rumba 3D Printer Controller https://www.amazon.com/Witbot-Control-DRV8825-Stepper-DRV... Link
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