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  • #53753

    Alex
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    Inspired by MPCNC design I have made a 3D printer design based on conduit pipes and 608 ball bearings as linear motion system. The very first version of the printer was printed on MPCNC with 3D printing head. I am cutting print beds on MPCNC with the router head also.

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    (not the best picture 🙂 )

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    Full specs may be found at http:\piper3dprinters.com, and https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2794632.

    #53777

    Gary
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    Alex that looks awesome how many did you make. I see several in the pic. Please post more pics.

    Any videos of it  running? More details please.

    Are you going to make the files available?

    Gary

    #53785

    Alex
    Participant

    Thank you. So far I built 4 but only the first one was printed on MPCNC 🙂  rest of them self-reproduced. So officially MPCNC is the father/mother of piper printers 🙂

    Sorry links did not go through first time.

    Files are available at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2794632

    Instructions on assembling Piper1 are at http:\piper3dprinters.com

    Link to youtube video: https://youtu.be/HZq3jNRCkO4

    #55742

    Neil
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    Love it! I have to keep telling myself I have enough 3d printers.. my wife would kill me …. then again if I hid it in the garage…

    Neil

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    #55747

    Jeffeb3
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    @Neil, make it the same color, then just don’t let her see both at the same time.

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    #55897

    Alex
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    Neil, my wife was the same until I started printing “useful” things for the house. Started with a brush stand. But when I printed dowels for her new fancy shoes (she lost one of the dowels after the first walkout) I was free to make few more printers 🙂

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    #56051

    Neil
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    @Neil, make it the same color, then just don’t let her see both at the same time.

    My wife is on to my tricks… I get the eye roll when I give her the same ol line of ‘this is the same one I had last year, remember’ too many hobbies not enough places to hide ‘upgrades’…

     

    Neil

    #63007

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Well you got on Hackaday, I am proud of you and to be any little part of it so I put you on the front page here as well.

    Congrats and thanks!

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    #63014

    Alex
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    Ryan, Thank you for your support. Missed you at ERRF, it was a great event.

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    Barry
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    Ryan, Thank you for your support. Missed you at ERRF, it was a great event.

    Wow!  Look at that!  Space to walk!   😆

    #63029

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I really had a hard time deciding if I should go or not. Being just one guy running this little biz ERRF came at a bad time, I had other things that had to be done. Now that I know there is room there…plan ahead and next time for sure!

    #63036

    Alex
    Participant

    I heard that some people are planning to get 8 tables next year for one exposition so it should be more crowded 🙂

    They also thinking of moving the show to September-October rather than June. I think it is to involve their students in.

    #63264

    Ubaldo
    Participant

    Great work on the piper design, Alex!

    Do you have any pictures of prints made with piper that you might be able to upload? I have a ton of 1/2 conduit laying around and an Itopie that I am tempted to convert, but I am worried about ringing/ghosting/resonance in the prints from this machine due to the heavier mass of the carriages.

     

     

    #63265

    Alex
    Participant

    Hi Ubaldo,

    This is what is coming out of Piper 1. You may also check interview to “Inside the mind of Matt” for more insides https://youtu.be/ybxNmI4ZSYw

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    #63479

    SQLException
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    Hi Ubaldo,

    This is what is coming out of Piper 1.

    Is this considered a good print?

    I’m really just asking, I don’t want to be a dick.

    #63492

    Geoffrey
    Participant

    Hi Ubaldo,

    This is what is coming out of Piper 1. You may also check interview to “Inside the mind of Matt” for more insides https://youtu.be/ybxNmI4ZSYw

    Maybe some size comparisons, or specs like layer height etc. would help for perspective?

    #63551

    Alex
    Participant

    Next to 608 ball bearing. 0.4mm nozzle, o.2mm layer height 70 mm/s print speed, maybe a little too hot.

    Original model https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2631794

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    #63556

    Barry
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    Might try slowing down a touch, that’s pretty fast even for a delta.

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    #63564

    Alex
    Participant

    Barry, you are right, slowing down should help. To be frank, when I printed that boat at ERRF I  put Piper 1 to the edge.

    #63595

    Alex
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    Slowing down to 55 mm/s did help. (Blue is slower)

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    #63599

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    That is really really good for that speed in my opinion. I print at 40mm/s max, non print moves are 70mm/s (I think). I might have to try and increase it a bit….I am such a weeny when it comes to this stuff.

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    #63615

    Ubaldo
    Participant

    That looks awesome!

     

    Im currently printing all the pieces and waiting for the bearings to come in. Ill upload pictures of the finished product once im at that stage.

    #63629

    Ubaldo
    Participant

    Hey Alex, Do you have any spacing specs on the z axis supports? And does the bottom of the z axis to the back corners still use the 43mm spacing with the Piper 1 v2?

    #63637

    Alex
    Participant

    Hi Ubaldo, that was quick. It is 38mm. For other details, it will be more appropriate to move this conversation to another place so we will not clutter Ryan’s forum. Could you join FB group or send me the message on thingiverse or from website?

    #64919

    Alex
    Participant

    Ubaldo, I just saw your make on Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/make:519449 (thank you for posting). Very nice build and clean print out of it. I bet building MPCNC prior has helped you to make it so fast 🙂

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