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Fixed vs Z Moving Build plate

Discussion in '3D printers' started by Adam Filipowicz, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. Adam Filipowicz

    Adam Filipowicz Veteran

    Dec 21, 2014
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    Thoughts on whats better
    a fixed Build Plate where the XY move up and down.
    or a Fixed (in Z) XY where the build plate moves up and down Z
  2. Flash22

    Flash22 Veteran

    Sep 1, 2015
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    not sure what you mean,

    z is up-down
    x is left-right
    y is in - out

    so what you're saying is.

    1. A fixed build plate on a Y axis, and the Z moves the x axis up and down - ie. i3 Prusa (mendel iirc)

    2. A build plate that moves up and down Z axis and you have a fixed X and Y ie. ultimaker 2 (

    2. will have a bigger build area and more precision

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