Fixed Bed / Moving Gantry
The Workhorse Printer is a large format 3d printer that I've been working on for the past three years. The large printer has a fixed bed and moving gantry.
- Fixed Bed / Moving Gantry
- X and Y-Axis Lead Screw
Lead Screw vs Belt Driven Motion
While most 3d printers use belt driven motion in the x and y axis to increase print speed but loses quality when more weight is applied to the gantry or carriage. The lead screw used on the Workhorse has a high helix pitch with multiple threads to allow increased print speeds while maintaining the quality provided from lead screw and ball screw motion. We designed the machine for applications that require more weight to the gantry or carriage such as materials such as clay or plastic pellet extrusion. The increase weight that is moved around which without decreased quality or reduced print speeds.
High Helix Lead Screw
The machine is heavy duty but it moves around pretty good with the high helix lead screw driven motion. The thread pitch has a 50mm lead and has to use Nema 23's on the X and Y-axis.
Large Build Area
- Print size millimeters (xyz): 650mm x 350mm x 350mm
- Print size inches (xyz): 25.6 x 13.7 x 13.7 inches
Carriage & Gantry Design
Workhorse 3D Printer
Large 600mm x 350mm x 350mm Build Volume with lead screw driven motion. The printer build has a moving gantry and fixed heat bed. Open Source
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution NonCommercial - CC BY NC