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Offline Gadget

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3D printer
« on: August 21, 2012, 06:13:13 PM »
I've spent the last few weeks making a 3D print head for my CNC table. The table will now do routing/ light milling/ plasma cutting/ hot wire foam cutting/ and now 3D printing. I used the 2BEIGH3 print head instructions on instructables.com and found the setup fairly easy. The hardest part was configuring LinuxCNC for a linear 4th axis. No small feat but with their forum help I got through it.
This video is the second attempt at printing. It's just a shallow tray to test the calibration of the extruder.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRyJybyU3lk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRyJybyU3lk</a>

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Re: 3D printer
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012, 07:33:11 PM »
I printed another part today. This was just to see if I could print it, it's an endless knot. It actually printed pretty good. I'm using a low res tip right now but it still looks pretty good. It isn't any good for anything other than conversation but it was fun to watch it print. Satisfying too.