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  1. crypt-tek

    crypt-tek Well-Known
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    crypt-tek published a new build:

    Read more about this build...
     
  2. Michael.M

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    This is your first 3D printer build? That's awesome! Nice work.
     
  3. crypt-tek

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    Yes first ground up build from scratch. Thank you.
     
  4. Holy1

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    Nice build! Do you have a link to the RM2005-1250mm-C7 BallScrew? I've built 3 printers and I can tell you have put a LOT of time into this.
     
  5. crypt-tek

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    It was purchased on eBay the original seller does not have it anymore but there are several other sellers. It was from China
     
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    This thing is a work of art! May i ask where your inspiration came from?
     
  7. crypt-tek

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    Honestly I did some early drawings in Sketchup with a basic shape and just continued adding and redesigning different aspects as I went along. No one machine inspired me, I just wanted to create a machine that worked and worked well. I was tired of prints failing because I bumped my smaller printer taking it out of alignment.

    So far I have wheeled this around a couple times, fired it up and printed a perfect print each time.

    I have been staring at it a few days now trying to decide how to mount the filament spools. Drawing a blank...
     
  8. Scotty Orr

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    I can't tell from your photos if the PTFE fittings on the top of the machine are fixed or moving. If they are fixed, I think mounting the spools on top, directly above and as close as possible would be clean and easily accessible. If they are moving, maybe on the back of the machine (if room) with plenty of travel length for the tubes? just thoughts. Great looking machine, BTW!!

    Here's a quick render of an idea if those are fixed (mount lower rail centered between fittings and front to back):

    Screen Shot 2017-11-28 at 5.43.27 AM.png
     
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    Thank you for the idea, they are fixed at the top of the machine. The top of the machine is where I am most likely going to place them. I am just trying to get them to blend with the rest of the machine and not look like I just threw rolls on top of the machine.
     
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    Oh I like that, it is a possibility. Although I am thinking as the printer is on casters and may move from time to time I'd like to support the spool from tipping side to side.
     
  12. Scotty Orr

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    I really like those too! My spools have a 50mm id hole, so one set of those might fit in the inside hole of the spool.
     
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    Dude this is awesome. Great work.
     
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