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Discussion in '3D printers' started by skarab, Feb 12, 2015.
A stable and strong 3D printer made of 16mm MDF and machined on my OX.
skarab published a new build:
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Brilliant work @skarab , a beautiful looking machine.
Hi, I'm interested to build the itopie, I've cloned the github archive and viewed the dxf files included. Only the top view is present, so I have no idea what the depth is for the pockets ? I'm viewing this in libreCAD. currently have no sketchup at hand on my ubuntu box.
If you need help in the project feel free, as I was to achieve the same stuff just when I saw you project popping up at the openbuild site....
I've got an original Felixprinter 3D (v1) (broken head, reason I want a prusa i3) and 2 CNC machines at hand (140 x 70 cm build area (nema23) and 60 x 40 cm (nema17)). The Felix and the smaller colinbus cnc were all build from kit.
Machines making machines Well done skarab, your builds always impress
Thank you guys
@lucdepauw thank you for the interest in the project, any help is gladly accepted.
For the pockets : 6mm (for 16mm MDF) and 4mm for the "washer" milled on the Y idler (optional).
@JustinTime I can, but I'm in Switzerland... Instead look if you can find nearest you :
I'm redrawing the design to 15mm as 16mm is hard to find, will post the design when finished. Currently printing all the parts, question what extruder design did you use ? I'm using 1.75mm fillament so had my eyes on this one:
Cool for the redesign
For the extruder look this one : http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:512338
Ok, I'll will give it a try...
Great build. I am new to all of this and have a few questions for you. I currently work in a university machine shop with access to a very large cnc plasma, some manual mills, and full welding setups and multiple 3d printers. We have a large amount of 1/4" steel that I can use to for personal projects and I was wanting to cut the frame out of that and weld it together. My question is how do I adjust the frame generator to properly and then export the appropriate .dxf files?
@skarab What paint where you using for this and did you prim it first. The paint job came out really nice looking.
****, too long time I did not come here. Sorry for the lack of responsiveness, many projects and not enough time.
@Derick You must use the frame generator, everything is explained in the build manual, but feel free to ask me if something is not clear.
@Mark Carew Yes i prim it first, MDF drinks a lot of paint. Then I sprayed two coat of paint and one or two layer of lacquer.
BTW Thomas Sanladerer just released the first video of a mini series on building a 3D printer at home. Good thing the model presented is a iTopie
Glad to see you back Sébastien, you have been very busy!
Guys check out SLAcer.js @skarab has been working on. So much talent here on OpenBuilds. Great stuff keep up the good work!
GitHub - lautr3k/SLAcer.js: SLA slicer in your browser.
I have noticed that the x end motor and x end idler dont have a hole where the m8 threaded rod goes... is this expected in the STL? Should we just drill the hole?
As you want, if the rods are cut to the proper length, adjustment holes are unnecessary.
Thanks for your reply and awesome work with the iTopie.
I meant the threaded rods the ones that go through the m8 nut. I believe you are referring to the smooth rods?
Oh wait nevermind I just realized its quite thin, so it wont print.
Hey JustinTime thanks for your reply.
Yes there is a hole but in the mesh (stl) doesn't go through all the way, but I checked the thickness and its less than what the printer can do so most likely will not print.
as you can see in the image. When you threaded the rod through the plastic part do you used much force? In this image looks like the diameter of the hole is 8.5mm enough for the rod to go through unthreaded?
Thanks for your assistance.
It is the support, otherwise the part will not print well, you should remove it with a knife.
What is the hotbed size?
Do you have the hotend assembly?
Found Thomas Sanladerer's videos a couple of weeks ago and decided it's time to finally start my build.
I have some spare 19mm thick melamine left over from a kitchen project. I covered it with blue painters tape, did the conversion program, printed out the plans on about 8 sheets of paper using Inkscape, glued the paper to the tape, and cut everything out with a jigsaw. So far, so good. Now I've got some NEMA17 steppers and toothed belts from some old printers, and some bearings from who-knows-where and will put them to use. Since I don't have a 3D printer yet, I'll make the plastic parts out of wood for now, then print them later.
I have a very excited 8 year old and a 7 year old who can't wait for me to finish! I'll post pics after its done. Anyhow, looks like a great community here, and I look forward to being past of it.
I remember starting to watch that series on Thomas Sanladerer's YouTube channel. I must have missed the video where he finished it.
Okay, the build is complete, and I did my first print last night:
I'll consider the fact that it printed at all as a triumph, but it obviously has some problems. I noticed during the print job that the nozzle seemed to be scraping the printed work. So, what do you think I need to adjust?