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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:35 pm
by rpineau
That HR-PLA 3D870 sound very interesting. I sometimes print some astronomy hardware related pieces with ABS (brackets, ..), but may be I should try this new PLA.

Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:04 pm
by Icky
rpineau wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:35 pm
That HR-PLA 3D870 sound very interesting. I sometimes print some astronomy hardware related pieces with ABS (brackets, ..), but may be I should try this new PLA.
I received a sample from them today so will do some tests tomorrow to see how good it is.

Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:06 pm
by Icky
Started printing the first parts for the printer build. Am currently using the HR-PLA 3D870 filament to see how it performs, so far its printing nice and easy like normal PLA.

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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:03 am
by Icky
I think I need to reconsider where I am going to put this printer. It's going to be a little large.

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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:09 am
by exxos
WANT :)

Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:14 am
by PhilC
That's a whole load of pink filament required

Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:36 am
by exxos
PhilC wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:14 am
That's a whole load of pink filament required
I can donate that :lol:

Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:03 pm
by Icky
exxos wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:36 am
PhilC wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:14 am
That's a whole load of pink filament required
I can donate that :lol:
It will be interesting to know exactly how much filament is required for the STFM Case Remake (top and bottom). I think I used during the prototyping prints approximately 80% of a 1Kg reel.

Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:48 pm
by PaulJ_2.0
I have at a guess around about 5kg of pink PLA that I dont need (I use it for prototyping) A decent offer gets it :)

Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:19 pm
by Icky
Musing and modding the original parts to make sure this thing is stable and supports the longer X span.

I have extended the front skirt underneath and added two additional feet either side of the LCD screen.

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The heat bed is to be supported by four extrusions as opposed to the original 2 which has too much flex on such a large plate.

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