Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

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Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Post by Icky » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:04 pm

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.

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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Post by PhilC » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:07 pm

Cool, that was on my list too.

I have some pcb bits etc if you want them?
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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Post by exxos » 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 ?
4MB STFM 1.44 FD- VELOCE+ 020 STE - 4MB STE 32MHz - STFM 16MHz - STM - MEGA ST - Falcon 030 CT60 - Atari 2600 - Atari 7800 - Gigafile - SD Floppy Emulator - PeST - HxC - CosmosEx - Ultrasatan - various clutter

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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Post by PhilC » 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.
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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Post by Icky » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:28 pm

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.
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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?
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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/

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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Post by exxos » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:49 pm

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
4MB STFM 1.44 FD- VELOCE+ 020 STE - 4MB STE 32MHz - STFM 16MHz - STM - MEGA ST - Falcon 030 CT60 - Atari 2600 - Atari 7800 - Gigafile - SD Floppy Emulator - PeST - HxC - CosmosEx - Ultrasatan - various clutter

https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/ All my hardware guides - mods - games - STOS
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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Post by Icky » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:48 am

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

Post by exxos » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:15 am

oooooooo new toys :)
4MB STFM 1.44 FD- VELOCE+ 020 STE - 4MB STE 32MHz - STFM 16MHz - STM - MEGA ST - Falcon 030 CT60 - Atari 2600 - Atari 7800 - Gigafile - SD Floppy Emulator - PeST - HxC - CosmosEx - Ultrasatan - various clutter

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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Post by Icky » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:31 am

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?

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Re: Building a DIY large bed 3D printer

Post by PhilC » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:34 am

That material looks interesting. I've got a roll of Tpu to try too.
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