May 30, 2019 at 11:29 pm #102076
Here we go!
Will try to make a long story short: it all started when looking to 3D print large pieces (600mm long), and discussing with a friend of mine about the options, being fortunate to live in the land of the Pharaohs, when it comes to sourcing hardware, that’s another story…very few available locally, and stupid import taxes…
On a recent trip to Istambul, I was able to source the electronics, steppers, bearings and M4 nuts and bolts (Karakoy area for electronics, the hardware old market across the road for the other bits).
Duncan (if I can mention his name!), has been a great assets when it comes to advice on electronics, and about this kind of project thanks to his experience in 3D printing and engineering in general! CHEERS MATE!
Sourcing locally the tubing was a challenge, ended up with clothes rack railing in 25mm OD, chrome plated, might not be the best, I expect some wear and peel up, but for a total cost of 15$ (for 10 meters…), I will have a go with it!
Yesterday, Mr D. delivered the printed parts for the core, all well done, labelled, etc…very professional!
So, here we go, today is the beginning of the assembly!
Feet assembly, done.
Roller assembly, almost done…..(first question of a long to be expected list!): I decided to go for a dual end stop mod, and now I am stuck on which way to assemble the plates…
Thanks for your advice, and thanks to Ryan for making all this to happen!
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Just figured out the plate mounting by looking carefully at the parts! pictures to come soon!May 31, 2019 at 2:41 am #102086
Getting there slowly, slowly…
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Looking nice so far. I like the color and the story behind this great project :pMay 31, 2019 at 9:25 am #102109
I am excited for your build, looks like it took a lot of work to source everything. I am sure you will enjoy it. Welcome to the crew.
Questionable…did he sell you my parts?May 31, 2019 at 9:39 am #102110
He is a friend of mine here in egypt, we work together on this project! Of course i pay for PLA and printing time, but it is a custom order, not his regular business! Import taxes around there are around 300% ! So we had to do it this way or the final cost of the whole story would not have made any sense!May 31, 2019 at 1:58 pm #102124
I am okay with a friend helping you out. I am glad you are here, no hard feeling I promise I just have to keep the rules crystal clear.
For anyone reading this in the future.
Of course i pay for PLA and printing time,
This is against the non-comercial license, nothing of any value can be traded. It is not a matter of value, it is nothing at all.May 31, 2019 at 9:28 pm #102159
Couldn’t find a M8 x 130mm around here in Sharm, a phone call in Alexandria to an Egyptian mate, and here we go!
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It’s coming together time!
Attachments:June 4, 2019 at 11:30 pm #102541
Getting there! Now electronics to sort out!
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Get it dirty!June 29, 2019 at 5:31 am #104669
Thanks again to Ryan and all of you around there for your precious advises!
Now time for tuning, adjusting, etc…
I am not done with plenty of more questions to come!
(Z motor getting very warm, very quick, X and Y motors getting warm as well, crown drawing half in the air….)June 29, 2019 at 9:09 pm #104710July 5, 2019 at 3:39 am #105228
First cut with a cheap dremel copy (130W), cheap HSS ball end bit into MDF!
(5cm x 5cm, 2mm depth)
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