Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Post by Icky » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:28 pm

Parts are starting to be built and assembled in the Panda colour scheme.

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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Post by Icky » Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:29 pm

More panda parts joining the party

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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Post by PhilC » Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:16 am

So I'm sat in my cold Geek Room (as the missus calls it, so its kinda stuck) and its 17C. Turned the printer on and am quarter of the way through a got adaptor for this Spectrum +3, its now a nice 25C in here.

Just checking you've thought about room cooling as well as print cooling when you start that monster up :)
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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Post by Icky » Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:43 pm

PhilC wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:16 am
So I'm sat in my cold Geek Room (as the missus calls it, so its kinda stuck) and its 17C. Turned the printer on and am quarter of the way through a got adaptor for this Spectrum +3, its now a nice 25C in here.

Just checking you've thought about room cooling as well as print cooling when you start that monster up :)
I know what you mean as my little printer has been going non-stop and the room get quite warm. I think I am going to call this big printer Big Panda as its in a black and white theme.

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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Post by PhilC » Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:41 pm

Just dont call it Kung Fu Panda.
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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Post by exxos » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:33 am

PhilC wrote:
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Just dont call it Kung Fu Panda.
Sounds like a good name to me :lol: oh new SP is out :)
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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Post by Icky » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:14 am

Have settled on the name Giant Panda for this beast. The custom aluminium print bed (550mm x 350mm x 8mm) was delivered last week. It has been milled to provide the four mounting points on each long side. As you can see with the ST case bottom for size, it fits nicely and the heater bed is next to stick to the bottom of the plate.

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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Post by Icky » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:37 pm

A bit more progress on the Giant Panda. It's starting to look like a real printer. Still a long way to go and need to print out some new parts but stupidly I decided to upgrade the mainboard of my existing printer which isn't such plain sailing.

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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Post by IngoQ » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:21 am

This is for sure the only 3D printer specifically designed and constructed to print out ST cases :-D

Great work, I am really looking forward to see the finished thing :)
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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Post by PhilC » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:55 am

Looking good so far Icky, will be looking forward to seeing it working in person at some point.
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