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Really liking this 3D printing malarkey
« on: September 12, 2017, 18:02:43 »
3D printing is addictive. I haven't had so much fun learning a new skill since being introduced to multi rotors. I found there to be a pretty steep learning curve just to get the basics down, followed still by a huge amount more to master.  But when it comes together, it's magic!

I seem to have the Malyan M150 dialled in ok now.  Had to change out the knurled bed adjustment nuts, calibrate the extruder, change the jerk and acceleration values and re-configure the temperatures.  Also installed 3mm borosilicate glass coated with hairspray, which made a huge improvement to being able to get prints off the heated bed.

I'm working on printing a few upgrades for the printer (ironic) at the moment.  So far I've printed a filament guide and a cooling cobra chamber.  Next up it's Z braces.  I was going to change the bearings but they work perfectly right now and don't make much noise (contrary to reviews mine seems quiet).  I've not experienced any issues with extruder gear slippage yet either and the hot end hasn't clogged, so that's a bonus.

I'm really impressed with what can be achieved for about £250.  It's a whole lot of fun.   ::)








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Re: Really liking this 3D printing malarkey
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 19:43:38 »
just wait, you wont be able to fully visualize it yet but you'll get to a point were you've upgraded about all you can on your printer and the thought will hit you...... "hmmm I could have made my own with all these parts Ive made..... wait a dam minute!"

and then you'll want to make your own from scratch  :laugh:

on the bearings note.

consider going "bearing-less", I remade the carriage on my own designed printer to run it bearingless and you wont realise just how much noise even the most high quality linear rod bearings contribute to a printers overall sound level, even the ceramic bearings Id upgraded to made more noise than the bearingless carriage does now and they were dam expensive feckers.
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Re: Really liking this 3D printing malarkey
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 20:31:45 »
3D printing is addictive. I haven't had so much fun learning a new skill since being introduced to multi rotors. I found there to be a pretty steep learning curve just to get the basics down, followed still by a huge amount more to master.  But when it comes together, it's magic!

I seem to have the Malyan M150 dialled in ok now.  Had to change out the knurled bed adjustment nuts, calibrate the extruder, change the jerk and acceleration values and re-configure the temperatures.  Also installed 3mm borosilicate glass coated with hairspray, which made a huge improvement to being able to get prints off the heated bed.

I'm working on printing a few upgrades for the printer (ironic) at the moment.  So far I've printed a filament guide and a cooling cobra chamber.  Next up it's Z braces.  I was going to change the bearings but they work perfectly right now and don't make much noise (contrary to reviews mine seems quiet).  I've not experienced any issues with extruder gear slippage yet either and the hot end hasn't clogged, so that's a bonus.

I'm really impressed with what can be achieved for about £250.  It's a whole lot of fun.   ::)



Now you have to design and build your own and if your up for a real challenge then build either a Delta or a CoreXY and go large

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Re: Really liking this 3D printing malarkey
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 20:46:51 »
build either a Delta or a CoreXY and go large

Doug

you meanie..... your making out that Prusa's cant do "large" :cry :cry :cry

my new design will be capable of 400x400 :tongue:

Even now my Poltur XL will do 300x300 :tongue: :tongue:
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Re: Really liking this 3D printing malarkey
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 20:54:06 »
I was thinking of building one of these next:


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Re: Really liking this 3D printing malarkey
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2017, 21:11:05 »
you might wanna consider limiting your first "build" to a printer that'll fit in a room..... rather than a room thats also a printer :laugh:
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Re: Really liking this 3D printing malarkey
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2017, 22:11:34 »
you might wanna consider limiting your first "build" to a printer that'll fit in a room..... rather than a room thats also a printer :laugh:

lol. I don't think I'll be building a new printer just yet. I'm still happily getting to grips with the Malyan. Plus, I haven't finished the new extension yet to put it in.  ;)

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Re: Really liking this 3D printing malarkey
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2017, 09:15:22 »
you meanie..... your making out that Prusa's cant do "large" :cry :cry :cry

my new design will be capable of 400x400 :tongue:

Even now my Poltur XL will do 300x300 :tongue: :tongue:

No not at all but you do run into issues when trying to move a bed of that size the other option is to move the gantry and keep the bed static.

Swinging that amount of mass of the Bed in say the Y axis (Which is normal for a prusa) causing a lot of induced momentum into the whole printer so you need to slow it down unless you reduce the mass considerably.

The advantage of a CoreXY is the bed only moves in the Z Axis and drops for an increase in Z so it's mass actually helps here to keep the speeds up

My I3 when I sold it on dis 300x200 using a FG Bed so the mass wasn't to bad but ideally you want a substantial bed for anything much bigger and that means going towards Cast Tooling plate Silicon heaters usually run of AC Mains Don't think I would want to start swinging that around  :hmm:

But I wish you luck with it.

This is what you call a big printer tho 

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Re: Really liking this 3D printing malarkey
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2017, 10:48:27 »
I was thinking of building one of these next:

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That's not big see my last post

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Re: Really liking this 3D printing malarkey
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2017, 14:16:55 »
That's not big see my last post

lol.  Yeah, I saw.  Bricky's will be turning in their graves!  ;)

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Re: Really liking this 3D printing malarkey
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2017, 21:25:40 »
My I3 when I sold it on dis 300x200 using a FG Bed so the mass wasn't to bad but ideally you want a substantial bed for anything much bigger and that means going towards Cast Tooling plate Silicon heaters usually run of AC Mains Don't think I would want to start swinging that around  :hmm:

My Poltur XL already uses a 3mm Alu plate directly heated by a 200x300 silcone 12v pad on a regular basis, gave the 300x300 a go but It would mean the printer could no longer be enclosed which is one of the main reasons I designed the printer to be integrated directly into a lack table in the first place (along with the increased rigidity it offers) .

with a 300x300 heatedbed it still functions perfectly fine at the same pace as a 200x200 runs its just that the current design means the edge of a 300x300 heated bed juts out at the front and rear when at its maximum and minimum movement range, mean enclosing would be a no go.


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