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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:32 pm
by PaulJ_2.0
Nice stuff!
I have always wanted to build myself a core xy, but I just dont have the space for another printer, especially one 500x500, which is what I would like.
Maybe one that turns into a coffee table when out of use would be ideal :)

Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:57 pm
by Icky
PaulJ_2.0 wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:32 pm
Nice stuff!
I have always wanted to build myself a core xy, but I just dont have the space for another printer, especially one 500x500, which is what I would like.
Maybe one that turns into a coffee table when out of use would be ideal :)
Nice idea about the coffee table PaulJ_2.0. I have seen a picture on the web of someone installing one in their living room cabinets.

Well I got the other parts through this morning and its now got all the correct bed struts in to make sure the bed is stable and sturdy. The bed sit across the four beams.

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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:28 am
by Icky
Looking now at the parts and how they fit together. This is one of the motor drive blocks. I am in the process of getting some of the parts like this one made from aluminium to make sure the strength and minimal flex is priority on the X axis where the extended length is on the printer.

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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:12 am
by PaulJ_2.0
Icky wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:28 am
Looking now at the parts and how they fit together. This is one of the motor drive blocks. I am in the process of getting some of the parts like this one made from aluminium to make sure the strength and minimal flex is priority on the X axis where the extended length is on the printer.


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If you need someone with a CNC, I can put you in contact with someone that can make one off parts fairly reasonably priced, especially if you mention my name.

Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:29 am
by PhilC
Looking good Icky.

Does the missus know she has a new coffee table yet?

Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:20 am
by Icky
PaulJ_2.0 wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:12 am
Icky wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:28 am
Looking now at the parts and how they fit together. This is one of the motor drive blocks. I am in the process of getting some of the parts like this one made from aluminium to make sure the strength and minimal flex is priority on the X axis where the extended length is on the printer.


IMG_4379.jpg
If you need someone with a CNC, I can put you in contact with someone that can make one off parts fairly reasonably priced, especially if you mention my name.
Thanks PaulJ_2.0. Will keep that in mind.

Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:24 am
by Icky
PhilC wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:29 am
Looking good Icky.

Does the missus know she has a new coffee table yet?
Ah yes. It got spotted the other day I could not hide it any longer, for some reason :roll:

Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:26 am
by PaulJ
Couple more iterations and you'll be able to print houses!!

Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:16 am
by PhilC
PaulJ wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:26 am
Couple more iterations and you'll be able to print houses!!
It's big enough now to be confused with the steel framework of an office block.

Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:19 pm
by Icky
Printbed heater arrived today. Looks like a giant Manta Ray.

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