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New build – BeTrue3D Printer

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I’m in the process of planning building a new printer using high quality parts. This post is the first step into that, and I hope you’ll stick around to follow it.
My definition of high quality in short: High quality for me means no printed parts in the moving mechanics parts. Also using quality parts, but not overdoing it, like using ballscrews instead of lead-screws, unless I can get them very cheap.

Case / Cabinet

I have looked at Folkertech FT-5 case, but am still looking for options. I hope the next post can shed some light on my decision.

Previous builds:

I have previously build several Ultimaker 2 clones, and they do print very well. For the new build I also want the bed to go up and down and the XY to go around up top.

But I have some additional requirments for this new build:

Requirments:

The Z-axis must have threads and rods on two sides for more stable bed.
Maybe even on 3 sides to adjust bed using the motors! I know nothing about this method though, so I have to look into this.

Z axis

Z-motors must be linear steppers – meaning build in leadscrew (or ballscrew), so no flexible couplers.
The screws must be fixed up top.
I want to use back-lash nuts, or some Delrim nuts.
Effective Z height doesn’t need to be more than 20cm or so.

XY axes

The XY must be more sturdy than the 6mm rods on Ultimakers.
I know I can use thicker rods by buying special rods, but the XY area must also be somewhat larger, as the new printer is going to be using Diamond hotend and still have 22cm x 22cm print area or a bit more. I do not need 30cm x 30cm or something like that.

Purpose and Goals

This is a machine going to test the Diamond 5way hotend – still prototype where I am allowed to talk and post some about it 🙂

It’s also going to be working test for several writeups on Duet WiFi controller, Duex5 expansion board and DuePanel touch screen.

Heated bed:

I am going to use a 5-6mm milled aluminium plate or PEI coated aluminium plate.
Am going to put a DC or AC silicone heater from Kenovoo under it.

Electronics being used:

I’m using Duet Wifi + Duex5 + PanelDue 4.3″
PSU: Meanwell SP-480-24 480W 24V/20amp.

 

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Hey all, welcome to my first post here on BeTrue3D.DK website.

I’m in the process of planning building a new printer using high quality parts. This post is the first step into that, and I hope you’ll stick around to follow it.
My definition of high quality in short: High quality for me means no printed parts in the moving mechanics parts. Also using quality parts, but not overdoing it, like using ballscrews instead of lead-screws, unless I can get them very cheap.

Case / Cabinet

I have looked at Folkertech FT-5 case, but am still looking for options. I hope the next post can shed some light on my decision.

Previous builds:

I have previously build several Ultimaker 2 clones, and they do print very well. For the new build I also want the bed to go up and down and the XY to go around up top.

But I have some additional requirments for this new build:

Requirments:

The Z-axis must have threads and rods on two sides for more stable bed.
Maybe even on 3 sides to adjust bed using the motors! I know nothing about this method though, so I have to look into this.

Z axis

Z-motors must be linear steppers – meaning build in leadscrew (or ballscrew), so no flexible couplers.
The screws must be fixed up top.
I want to use back-lash nuts, or some Delrim nuts.
Effective Z height doesn’t need to be more than 20cm or so.

XY axes

The XY must be more sturdy than the 6mm rods on Ultimakers.
I know I can use thicker rods by buying special rods, but the XY area must also be somewhat larger, as the new printer is going to be using Diamond hotend and still have 22cm x 22cm print area or a bit more. I do not need 30cm x 30cm or something like that.

Purpose and Goals

This is a machine going to test the Diamond 5way hotend – still prototype where I am allowed to talk and post some about it 🙂

It’s also going to be working test for several writeups on Duet WiFi controller, Duex5 expansion board and DuePanel touch screen.

Heated bed:

I am going to use a 5-6mm milled aluminium plate or PEI coated aluminium plate.
Am going to put a DC or AC silicone heater from Kenovoo under it.

Electronics being used:

I’m using Duet Wifi + Duex5 + PanelDue 4.3″
PSU: Meanwell SP-480-24 480W 24V/20amp.

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