This build is a continuation of my Posi-Drive Leveling series of printers. It uses one Z axis motor syncing two Z axis screws with a timing belt to produce a permanently level printer.
The Z axis runs on large Openbuilds wheels that are positioned with standard T Joining Plates. All metal parts are standard off-the-shelf items available through USA sourcing. Total cost (depending on source) $400.
PSU and KFB3.0 controller board box are attached to an 18" x 11" x 3/16" sheet of ABS attached to the bottom of the frame, consolidating the printer into a single unit that can be easily moved from location to location.
The Vulcan Pro has a print area of 12" x 12" x 15". By loosening 4 screws the entire Z and X axis sub-assembly can be disconnected from the Y axis and frame, allowing that sub-assembly to be laid upon the print bed, reducing shipping size to a 21" x 21" x 8" suitcase sized package for shipping. Re-assembly of the shipping package takes less that 10 minutes.
I plan on building this model in late Aug.
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Assembled SKP file http://3dwrx.com/VulcanPro/assembled-alum.zip
SKP files http://3dwrx.com/VulcanPro/parts/parts-skp.zip
STL files http://3dwrx.com/VulcanPro/parts/STL/parts-stl.zip
BOM PDF http:///3dwrx.com/VulcanPro/VulcanPro-OBlist.pdf
There is an 80 step tutorial for building the VulcanPro at
Vulcan Pro V1
A posi-drive leveling printer in 300x300x380mm format that easily breaks down for suitcase size shipping.
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution No Derivs - CC BY ND
Reason for this BuildThis printer competes in layout format and price range with Creality CR-10S and TEVO printers.