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by Trakyan
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: What would be your "perfect" entry level printer?
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

Re: What would be your "perfect" entry level printer?

- what is a cheap printer? 300 dollar? is that cheap or should you be calling a 600 dollar reliable 3d printer cheap? Compared to a 10,000 industry printer Like I said in the OP, I'm talking under a couple of hundred dollars being cheap, my mark is sub $200 for "cheap", ideally sub $150. As for the...
by Trakyan
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: What would be your "perfect" entry level printer?
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

What would be your "perfect" entry level printer?

Looking for opinions on what people consider musts for an entry level printer. Just an average Joe or some kid that might be getting started in design and building things, someone who is new to 3d printing. One big one is obviously cost. For a lot of people even a couple of hundred bucks for a cheap...
by Trakyan
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Backlash/hysteresis software correction
Replies: 3
Views: 1870

Re: Backlash/hysteresis software correction

I recall something similar being implemented in skeinforge. I also recall only hearing bad things about it, like it made things worse or cause other issues. I don't think there is a good software fix for it out there right now but if you're using belts for XY and belts/screw for Z you shouldn't have...
by Trakyan
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: OpenBuild vs linear bearings
Replies: 10
Views: 3625

Re: OpenBuild vs linear bearings

There isn't much to say more. Cost wise you'll find it easier and cheaper to get long extrusions than to get long smooth rods. That and the extrusions can double up as your frame whereas smooth rods will usually want something else to give them stiffness. And since rollers on extrusions don't need t...
by Trakyan
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Anyone want to test a new extruder design?
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Re: Anyone want to test a new extruder design?

Well I already mentioned the main features, the dual drive and the optional gear reduction. Seems to me like this is a step towards higher extrusion and print speeds. Its also going to be compact, 42mm square (footprint of a nema 17) and ~50mm thick including a 20mm nema17 pancake. Also highly print...
by Trakyan
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Anyone want to test a new extruder design?
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Anyone want to test a new extruder design?

I'm working on a new extruder design and was looking for people to help me test/debug it. It has four versions, and I'll provide the source files for whichever version you want to test. Basically it's a compact, cheap, dual drive extruder. It uses either off the shelf mk7/8 hobbed gears or a slightl...
by Trakyan
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Inverted Delta
Replies: 0
Views: 701

Inverted Delta

Hi All, Some of you may have heard of or seen the GUS Simpson printer from a couple of years ago. Personally I think it's awesome. However it suffered from some issues. I'm currently working on a revision of the GUS, trying to fix or improve anything I can think of. Just wanted to start a thread her...
by Trakyan
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Help requests / Purchasing assistance
Topic: Cable Drive Spools?
Replies: 0
Views: 612

Cable Drive Spools?

Hey, just wondering if anyone knows where to get spools for cable drive systems? I've searched for a couple of days and literally found only one source. Am I using the wrong key words or are these things a rare commodity? For the record, these are what I'm looking for http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-pcs-A...