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tovrin

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3d printer kits
« on: March 21, 2012, 05:51:32 PM »
I am wanting to build a reprap, could i purchase a set of printed parts from you? and do you have a list of the rest of the needed parts?
I have some of the more expensive components already including high quality stepper motors and an arduino.

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Re: 3d printer kits
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2012, 07:13:54 PM »
Which reprap?  There are like 6 of them at least.  http://www.reprap.org


Also, are you talking about those 30ohm steppers?  You need some that are much lower ohm unless me and cope can figure out how to drive these with a higher voltage separate from the Arduino control.  (The ones you brought to the lab)
« Last Edit: March 22, 2012, 07:15:40 PM by ThantiK »

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Re: 3d printer kits
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012, 11:12:38 AM »
well, thats a shame. I've already managed to gather a few more of those steppers too.
nonetheless i want to get my quad flying properly, then start working on a reprap, though honestly I'm uncertain which model i would want.

my question still remains, when the time comes, could i purchase a set of printed parts from your team?

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Re: 3d printer kits
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2012, 02:34:06 PM »
The way it's worked so far for people like ThantiK and JohnBentCope is that no, you can't buy them, you have to sit in front of the printer for hours and make your own  :) .


This is a pretty decent solution, since by the time you're done acquiring all of your parts you'll have a working understanding of 3d printers and their software. The two we have are openly available to members.


However, the owners of the printers have asked that you purchase some filament, as that stuff is consumable.




Good luck with your build!!

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Re: 3d printer kits
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2012, 05:21:34 PM »
awesome, i think that is completely fair. though making me spend hours with Thantik is kind of rough :) hah, i will try to coordinate with him soon on this, thank you.

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Re: 3d printer kits
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2012, 10:53:32 PM »
As an aside, I didn't realise the two printers were fair game... sweet!

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Re: 3d printer kits
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2012, 10:58:37 AM »
One printer is fair game, and soon there will be a second. Although chorcas printer works well, I don't think he wants people learning on it. My printer is almost ready to be utilized though.

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Re: 3d printer kits
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2012, 11:47:09 AM »
Noted, with thanks!  :)

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Re: 3d printer kits
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2012, 01:40:00 AM »
I have that CNC machine that could make a lot of such small parts if we got it there and working. I can't get it there myself but can if we can make a team to do so. It could do the job in minutes instead of hours as long as it fits the cutout parameters.

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Re: 3d printer kits
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2012, 09:38:24 AM »
Lemme play with my printer a bit and finish the overhaul, then it'll be up for printing. It runs PLA though, so you should only use it for parts in non-heated areas (structural and such). Other areas need ABS plastic due to the higher melting point.

And I agree with tetsu. I did the same thing on f00bard's makerbot, and I learned a LOT just from doing that. It really helped when getting things tuned up afterwards.

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Re: 3d printer kits
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2012, 05:29:50 PM »
A CNC mill isn't really a suitable tool for building a majority of the reprap parts.  The only area I can see it being handy in is making manufactured gears, but then it would need to be 4 axis, CNC, and you'd need a really awesome set of tooling.


You could make hot ends (again, has to be 4 axis), but the materials are so varying that it's probably better just to order one from hotends.com or lulzbot.


You'd waste so much material making parts with a subtractive process vs an additive one.  It would take longer too.  Many of these parts have facets in all 3 dimensions, which a 3 axis CNC mill can't do all in one pass.
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Re: 3d printer kits
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2012, 04:34:47 PM »
Hey all! Coming in late here, but Tetsu has the right idea. It's super helpful to sit down and print all of your own parts after a bit of apprenticeship under those who own their own functioning printers.
I like colors.

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Re: 3d printer kits
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2012, 05:28:42 PM »
My friend who sold us the big CNC (Adam Fisher) may be printing some parts on the breepbroop for a printer he is making. We can see how well the process works!