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Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:04 pm
by Icky
Yet another project hits my list. I have started looking at building a DIY 3D printer to be able to print a full sized ST Case we have been working on. viewtopic.php?f=62&t=224&p=24341#p24793

The current build area for my project is 550mm x 350mm x 250mm to be able to print a whole case section, as well as not to be too big to fit in the house :), and the printer is based on the Voron 2.1 http://vorondesign.com/voron2.1

Partly this is for the fun of building my own 3D printer but at the same time help the STFM case project along.

I have ordered several parts already and will update on the build here.

Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:07 pm
by PhilC
Cool, that was on my list too.

I have some pcb bits etc if you want them?

Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:10 pm
by exxos
:bravo:

If my old 3D printer is any good, you could salvage some motors off it or something ?

Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:12 pm
by PhilC
Actually that would be a good donor exxos but will depend on the style of printer Icky is building.

What you planning on Icky? Mines a prusia based printer which are easy to build and tweak.

Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:28 pm
by Icky
PhilC wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:07 pm
I have some pcb bits etc if you want them?
Thanks PhilC. At the moment I have just got the frame and mechanical bits to do first as those have been ordered. Will look at the electronics a bit later.
exxos wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:10 pm
:bravo:

If my old 3D printer is any good, you could salvage some motors off it or something ?
Thanks Exxos. I have ordered the motors already. What model was your old printer?
PhilC wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:12 pm
Actually that would be a good donor exxos but will depend on the style of printer Icky is building.

What you planning on Icky? Mines a prusia based printer which are easy to build and tweak.
It is a Voron 2 build. I looked at several Core XY DIY type builds but eventually went down the Voron route. This was an interesting comparison of what is out there https://mechlab.cc/which-corexy-voron-v ... rcube-evo/

Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:49 pm
by exxos
Icky wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:28 pm
Thanks Exxos. I have ordered the motors already. What model was your old printer?
viewtopic.php?f=63&t=1799

Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:48 am
by Icky
Parts have started to trickle in this morning. Postman was a bit weighed down with the metal frame and stepper motor components.

ST mouse for scale next to the frame pieces, it's going to be one big printer.

Now I have the mammoth task of printing out all the additional parts in ABS on my old printer.

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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:15 am
by exxos
oooooooo new toys :)

Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:31 am
by Icky
I have also been looking at the following HR-PLA 3D870 https://filament2print.com/gb/special-p ... 3d870.html which is supposedly PLA similar to ABS properties. In addition you can temper it to make it harder.

Wonder if anyone has tried it?

Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:34 am
by PhilC
That material looks interesting. I've got a roll of Tpu to try too.