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Versabot - All metal 3D printer

Discussion in '3D printers' started by asb_79, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. asb_79

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    asb_79 published a new build:

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  2. 3DMON

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    I like the look of the printer. I have an Ordbot and don't really have any problems with it but do think it could be better with a sturdier frame.
    I'm a little confused how you plan to drive the Z axis with one stepper though. It looks like you have it set up for 2 steppers. 1 stepper off to the side seems like you would run into issues without proper support on the other side.
     
  3. asb_79

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    The gantry will be supported by a screw on each side. The z-axis leadscrews will be connected to each other by a belt and a couple of pulleys.
     
  4. 3DMON

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    Nice. That should work great.
     
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    this looks like a very well thought out design. are you planning on making any dxf files for the hardware.
     
  6. asb_79

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    Hi,

    I have attached the dxf's for the plates I had cut, the colour represents the thickness used. Yellow = 3mm; green = 4mm, blue = 6mm if you want to use two z motors just make two of the motor mounting plates.

    The plates that support the ends of the leadscrew should have a small machined recess to locate a bearing. I haven't made any detail drawings but am able to provide a solid model if you need to see more detail.

    The screws I used would be too slow for a 3D printer (only 12mm lead) so I parked the project. I will eventually just mount a rotary tool to it and use it as an engraver.

    Cheers
    Anthony
     

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    thank you for the file.
     
  8. BigD

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    I like the design of your framing. Similar to the MendelMax 3.0.
    What is your solid model format? Did you use steel guide wheels or a bearing with a plastic "tire?
     
  9. asb_79

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    @BigD, I used ProE to model this machine.

    The linear movement runs on mini v-wheels.

    Cheers
    Anthony
     

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