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BobenhamHotspur
01-16-2016, 03:55 PM
Can't trust others to deliver me a printer so looking to design & build my own using V-Slot rails and carriages.
All axis are direct drive (no belts). X carriage sits directly above the rail so weight of the motor does not pull the print head down (E3D V6) like on the RL200.
Print area Est. 450(x)x350(y)x250(z)
Motors are Purple.
Carriages are Red.
3D Printed parts are Green.
Brackets are Light Blue
ACME Anti-Backlash Nut Blocks are Orange.
Still a work in progress.

Interested to hear you views, suggestions.

(Front & Back views)

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Joao
01-18-2016, 09:22 AM
I am tempted to build one as well.
After Rapide 200 I've tested the delta layout, the E3Dv6 with bowden remote extruder, Arduino Mega with Ramps 1.4, V sliders.
I know now what I would like as a high performing printer and it is very similar to your design.

bolsoncerrado
01-18-2016, 09:32 AM
Go ahead Bob! Crowdfund it! hehe

BobenhamHotspur
01-18-2016, 05:45 PM
Go ahead Bob! Crowdfund it! hehe
Send me your money now!

BobenhamHotspur
01-18-2016, 05:55 PM
I am tempted to build one as well.
After Rapide 200 I've tested the delta layout, the E3Dv6 with bowden remote extruder, Arduino Mega with Ramps 1.4, V sliders.
I know now what I would like as a high performing printer and it is very similar to your design.
Are you thinking of building a delta style printer with the V-Slot?
They do make a linear rail add on with matching V wheels or for certain slides as an alternative to the carriages I'm currently using.
I'm more than happy to help/collaborate with you if you'd like. To be honest I was going to ask you if you wouldn't mind helping me with the electronics on mine :)

bolsoncerrado
01-18-2016, 05:57 PM
Send me your money now!

http://static.memrise.com/uploads/discuss/6097291000150318144911.jpg

Joao
01-19-2016, 08:05 AM
Are you thinking of building a delta style printer with the V-Slot?
They do make a linear rail add on with matching V wheels or for certain slides as an alternative to the carriages I'm currently using.
I'm more than happy to help/collaborate with you if you'd like. To be honest I was going to ask you if you wouldn't mind helping me with the electronics on mine :)
I already have a delta, I want to build a squared one similar to your drawing.

BobenhamHotspur
01-19-2016, 02:04 PM
I already have a delta, I want to build a squared one similar to your drawing.
Do you have/use Autodesk 123D Design? I'm more than happy to send you a copy of my drawing for you to examine/amend/comment on.

Joao
01-19-2016, 02:37 PM
Do you have/use Autodesk 123D Design? I'm more than happy to send you a copy of my drawing for you to examine/amend/comment on.
Unfortunately I use Sketchup.
I tried everything else, 123D inclusive, but I am 'least bad' with Sketchup, maybe because I am using it since 2005 (10 years gone, oh I'm feeling old).

But send me anyway the drawing and I will use the same 'raw' materials. Maybe we can combine both ideas. I will send you a private message.

bolsoncerrado
01-19-2016, 03:40 PM
Best of lucks to you two!

BobenhamHotspur
01-19-2016, 10:33 PM
Unfortunately I use Sketchup.
I tried everything else, 123D inclusive, but I am 'least bad' with Sketchup, maybe because I am using it since 2005 (10 years gone, oh I'm feeling old).

But send me anyway the drawing and I will use the same 'raw' materials. Maybe we can combine both ideas. I will send you a private message.

I've managed to find a way to export my 123D files as a sat file, so if you PM me your email address I can email it across to you.
Hopefully you can import this into Sketchup and not have to re-create it from scratch, although all of the colours have disappeared all of the parts appear intact.
I have already modified the design slightly since my first posting. I have moved the Z motors more directly over the frame where previously they were extending out over the edge. I have also removed two 20x20 uprights which should help to keep the cost down slightly.

bolsoncerrado
01-20-2016, 11:25 AM
Well no need to make this a crowdfunding project but a "run" here in the forums and FB group.... I'm sure most of us will jump aboard.... Count me in!

BobenhamHotspur
01-21-2016, 03:25 PM
Here is short video a 'new' Bowden extruder that does not use a toothed wheel to feed the filament.
Could be a contender for the Bowden version of my Max 3D printer



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd8yOYo9mJU

Justin Keller
01-25-2016, 09:16 PM
That's great! I encourage everyone to build a 3D printer who is interested. The learning experience and push to evolve 3D printers to the next level is very rewarding. I'm perusing it as well. Maybe by the beginning of next year I'll be ready with my first prototypes.


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