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Reprap 3D printing machines
« on: March 06, 2011, 11:49:16 AM »
Have been looking at the Reprap 3D printers. Really a 3 axis CNC with a 4th axis to drive the print head stepper, this advances the plastic filament material. Anyone consider adding some code to Mach to run one of those machines?

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Re: Reprap 3D printing machines
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2011, 02:51:23 PM »
I'm very interested in this idea, but haven't gotten beyond a concept stage yet.  I think driving the head as a step/direction spindle would be the way to go as you can use the spindle speed override to tune the rate of dispensing independant of the motion of the axes. 
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Re: Reprap 3D printing machines
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011, 05:42:28 PM »
I just dont see what the difficulty in the interfacing can be. I have seen the repraps, darwins, mendels and makerbots. What makes them so capable that any sherline, 80/20, taig cant do? Primitive by my standards. Do I have to be first? I want to modify my A2ZCNC, it would probably be best as an extruder anyway
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Re: Reprap 3D printing machines
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011, 01:58:53 AM »
I just dont see what the difficulty in the interfacing can be. I have seen the repraps, darwins, mendels and makerbots. What makes them so capable that any sherline, 80/20, taig cant do? Primitive by my standards. Do I have to be first? I want to modify my A2ZCNC, it would probably be best as an extruder anyway

Someone has to be first, why not you ?  ;)

Start a new thread, post details of your progress and many more will follow (me included).

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Re: Reprap 3D printing machines
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2011, 12:23:09 PM »
My intelligence level gets in the way. There is not enough of it! Next time I go to the robotics meeting where the printers are, I will have to talk the people who are already experienced. the gcode is the same just some temperature settings and dwells.
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Re: Reprap 3D printing machines
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2011, 12:28:36 PM »
You make it all sound so easy, go on and build one - after all, how hard can it be ?

Tweakie.
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Re: Reprap 3D printing machines
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2011, 12:59:56 PM »
A link to someone using Mach3 for 3d printing.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5233

When I have time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

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Re: Reprap 3D printing machines
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2011, 03:39:42 AM »
I just dont see what the difficulty in the interfacing can be. I have seen the repraps, darwins, mendels and makerbots. What makes them so capable that any sherline, 80/20, taig cant do? Primitive by my standards. Do I have to be first? I want to modify my A2ZCNC, it would probably be best as an extruder anyway

Someone has to be first, why not you ?  ;)

Start a new thread, post details of your progress and many more will follow (me included).

Tweakie.

Hello Everyone,

We have been developing a "plug n' play" system for some time now...and it's getting very close.

Has it been easy ??? hell nooooo!!

I will post back to this thread when we have something to show  ;)

Best, Printbot3d

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Re: Reprap 3D printing machines
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2011, 03:54:43 AM »
A link to someone using Mach3 for 3d printing.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5233

When I have time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Mike


Nice find Mike thanks for sharing.

More reading for me to do.  ;D

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Re: Reprap 3D printing machines
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2011, 08:18:05 AM »
You make it all sound so easy, go on and build one - after all, how hard can it be ?

Tweakie.
Not very hard at all it appears. It only took 3-4 engineering students at USC! :-)
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