To recap, the purpose of the Vulcan is to mimic the frame platform of the popular Crealiy CR-10 and Ender series, while overcoming design flaws in both that have been recognized by users to the extent that "fix-it" upgrades are offered on Ebay.
This is the last of the Vulcan series and is scheduled to go into production in September.
The most obvious Vulcan improvement is the placement of the PSU and controller box within the base frame under the build plate instead of housed in an appendage attached to the printer. The Vulcan also uses the 3dWRX 'Posi-Drive Leveling' concept. A single Z axis motor driving two Z screws with a timing belt keeps the two Z screws in sync with each other for the life of the printer, eliminating the very cause of leveling creep. See White Paper
The main improvement of the MAX version is the rigidity of the Z frame mounting and Z gantry by using all metal, off-the-shelf components. The Z upright extrusion is again a 40x40mm extrusion mounted to the base frame by two L shaped joining plates butted against each other.
This mounting will eliminate the swaying on the Z frame found on CR-10 printers.
The MAX version likewise use all metal, off-the-shelf T shaped joining plates for the Z gantry.
Between the improved rigidity of the Z frame mount and Z gantry, the MAX X gantry will be as stable as the Y gantry, which carries far more weight. The only limit to high speed printing will therefore be the adequacy of the melt zone in the extruder. High speed printing moves a large volume of filament to be melted, and the 20mm tall melt zone of the E3D Volcano was developed for melting just such a volume.
DEC.8 2020: includes improved het bed and build plate, and, printed PSU and Controller mounts
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While mimicing the frame platform of the popular Crealiy CR-10 and Ender series, the Vulcan MAX overcomes design weaknesses in both printers. Chief improvements are a more stable, rigid mounting of the Z frame and Z gantry.
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Reason for this BuildTo compete against the Creality CR-10 and Ender printers