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Discussion in '3D printers' started by stephen cia, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. cmwwebfx

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    You have done well mate. Merry Christmas to you and the family.
     
  2. Cncpro

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    Merry Christmas to everyone and their families.
     
  3. stephen cia

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    Woohoo big day today. Success dual print with no tower and or shield whatsoever!
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  4. cmwwebfx

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    Maaaaan... You are killing me. I want to build this asap. Nice work my friend.
     
  5. stephen cia

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    #65 stephen cia, Jan 11, 2018
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    maker muse tolerance test. slightly modified to make it dual extrusion. 0.5, 0.4, and 0.3 moves :) other smaller gaps stuck tight

    I really like plugging the nozzle more than I thought. no need for purge bucket, ooze shield and or prime tower.

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  7. cmwwebfx

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    Stephen, what are the two silver strips at the front of the build plate? It looks like they are going under the front idler pulleys.
     
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    Clips that go under the nozzles to stop oozes.
     
  9. stephen cia

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    Sorry I thought I posted the video of it printing somewhere here....
    Here you go
     
  10. cmwwebfx

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    Ahh I see. That is pretty cool. Did you print your parts in PLA+, PETG or ABS?
     
  11. stephen cia

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    I use matterhacker PLA pro filament for all my parts. Works great
     
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    It's impressive, for sure. I guess you had to double up with your supports for each extruder (top draw kit, BTW!), in order to get the stiffness, but doesn't that limit your bed size?

    I'm puzzled by this machine. I still don't understand why you didn't want to go with a core XY or prusa style frame for an IDEX printer, especially a direct drive model. I don't mean this as a criticism, it's just a bit unusual!
     
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    I love unusual. It breaks the mold of typical.
     
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    Well, there's a reason that the typical wheel is round...
     
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    Great job! :thumbsup:
     
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    Regarding bed size, the current build has practical printable area of 118x118 mm square and I've managed to cram in 2 separate heads with very tight tolerance. Couldn't fit a finger between the two. The primary reason why the bed is small is because this all started as an experimental project, and so small is more practical to build and I was able to make sure x y z is mechanically aligned without tramming or compensation ( it actually feels good that way :)

    To make prusa machine an Idex, you will need to sacrifice build area in the x direction for the added space to park the second toolhead. The toolheads on my machine runs parallel so they will never crashed with each other.

    Also I love crane style printer but none out there has more than 1 head so I believe this project might be the first? :)
     
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    Dual draudi :) not perfect yet. I still need to figure out how to increase filament flow during initial small island hopping... Small areas golden scale wasn't printing correctly. But overall itst actually pretty good. And print were completed slightly less than 5hrs
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    I think you can be fairly sure you are the first crane frame IDEX printer. Great work!
     
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    fresh print! 140 micron 7hr 29min
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    Hello. New z homing routine. So much easier now

     
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    found a better removable bed system. using Geckotek RT plate. BOM has been updated over at github

     
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    Testing more print bed non heated material
     
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