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Workhorse 3D Printer

Discussion in '3D printers' started by shanehooper, May 26, 2019.

  1. shanehooper

    shanehooper Well-Known
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    shanehooper published a new build:

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  2. jmnielsen

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    Impressive build. I've been looking through builds with fixed beds and a moving gantry, I'm sure this will inspire my own build!
     
  3. shanehooper

    shanehooper Well-Known
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    Thanks! Let me know if you have any questions.
     
  4. Jonathan Schmidt

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    Really excellent design and build, I especially like the choice of the high helix balls screws.

    Will you please tell me where you found those balls screws? I would like to try some like that in my build.
    Also the couplings look nice too.

    I see from your parts list, that you used acme screws for the Z-axis, was that to reduce cost or some other reason?

    I see that you have a well equipped machine shop.
    I wonder if you considered making a welded steel frame.
    At least for me, (because of the work I usually do) a welded steel frame seems less expensive and easier to make.

    About the bed, how are you heating such a large bed? Multiple heaters?
    Do you plan to print directly on aluminum or some kind of sheet?

    Do you feel any need to enclose it?
     

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