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Dash X Direct, Cross-Beam 3d Printer

Discussion in '3D printers' started by Neil Rosenberg, Mar 29, 2022.

  1. Neil Rosenberg

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    Neil Rosenberg published a new build:

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  2. larosta

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    Neil, like the upgrade and will be updating my Dash X as soon as I can find the extruder in stock.

    Some questions:

    1) Do you have a suggestion for an alternative build plate as the original Anycubic Ultrabase print surface, 310x310mm appears to be out of stock at my usual suppliers?

    2) Can you suggest a source for the “yellow rod” that you used for the cable gantry?

    3) Will you be posting the SolidWorks files soon?

    thanks,
    larosta
     
  3. Neil Rosenberg

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    Hello and thanks for the inquiry.

    1. I am switching over to PEI coated flexible steel magnetic print surfaces. All of my Ultrabase beds have started to fail. There are many such beds on Amazon, I prefer the ones with smooth PEI (not textured).

    2. The yellow rod is actually fiberglass "Fish Tape", such as https://www.amazon.com/Fiberglass-Running-Coaxial-Electrical-Connectable/dp/B085T61P9J Cut to length, there's enough there for many printers.

    3. I've been trying to post the Solidworks Pack-and-Go, will give it another attempt now. The web site fought me earlier.

    Regards
    Neil

    P.S. I got my extruder from Filastruder. Good price, looks like it's in stock now: E3D Hemera
     
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    I downloaded the SolidWorks file from your Google Drive > uncompressed it >

    When I try to open it with my version of SolidWorks 2021 I get a message that the file cannot be opened because it uses features is for a "future edition".

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    The "Dash X Direct.STEP" file opened in SolidWorks but I could not extract or open the individual part files.

    Could you please post the .stl files for the "Hemera Mount" and the "5015_Hemera_Shroud_v0.3" as I believe that these are the only parts I need to make for the upgrade.

    - larosta
     
  7. Neil Rosenberg

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    No problem. I just posted it in the "Files" area, will be live as soon as they approve it.

    BTW, you can get Solidworks for Makers for $100/yr. It's the full version, the only limit is that it's strictly for non-commercial application.

    Not sure what the problem is with the STEP file. It imports fine with my Solidworks and I can open individual parts and export to STL.

    Neil
     
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    I opened the STEP file in Fusion360 and have no problems at all with it.
     
  9. larosta

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    I have the 2021-2022 Student Edition of Solidworks and am not sure why the files won’t open. That said the .3mf files you posted work great. Upgrade parts made and the extruded I on the way. Looking forward to upgrading an already great machine. Keep up the good work.
     
  10. Neil Rosenberg

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    Thanks and good luck with the build. Let me know how it goes, please.
     

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