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    Default My custom built 3D printer

    I have been in the process of rebuilding my 3D printer for a while now and I finally had time to finish it up and take some pictures.

    The max build area is 12in x 12in x 14.5in (304.8mm x 304.8mm x 368.3mm), I'm a using a 8in x8in buildTak sheet right now because it allows the print to stick a lot easier.

    The frame is built from aluminum extrusions, the x,y, and z-axis-axis slide on aluminum rods, the x and y-axis are moved using GT2 timing belts while the z-axis is moved using threaded rods. Stepper motors are used to move everything in the x, y, and z directions.

    All the stepper motors have heat sinks and fans to keep them cool except for the z-axis motors as they don't move very often. The extruder needs more fans because the hotend keeps the area very hot. A lot of the parts are 3D printed themselves and the fans keep those parts from melting.
    I designed 2 small PCB's to attach to the printer board, since there aren't many vdd and ground pins, so I could turn all the extruder fans on and off with a switch.

    For the wire management I used clear 8mm spiral wire wrap and 14mm for the wires going into the extruder.

    Most parts of my printer can be found here:
    Folger Technologies
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    The original printer


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    X-axis


    Y-axis


    Z-axis (two motors)


    Extruder


    Printer Board


    Digital Calipers


    More colors for Christmas

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    I like how some of it is 3D printed.

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    Good Stuff man

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