Show your printer(s)

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Re: Show your printer(s)

Post by david.kiddell » Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:22 pm

Started with a 2014 sunhokey when I came across Tom's Dolly project


I think in that photo I was printing one of the X carriage parts. I was printing in ABS and had to use a brim to even hope of getting bed adhesion.

Anyway it's been a long road but I finally got my cables tidied altho power supply isn't mounted yet:


Mega+RAMPS from Makerbase, didn't start smoking like my first set:


I made some strategic upgrades vs Tom's design by going for an aluminum frame and a genuine E3D hot end.

Print quality is basically night and day. Sunhokey on left, Dolly on right:


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Re: Show your printer(s)

Post by MIKEYMCC » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:22 am

This is my Dolly but to be honest it is becoming an actual MK2S. I now have an original Prusa frame, I bought a Rambo Mini board and I am waiting for a MK42 clone to install.



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Re: Show your printer(s)

Post by Phil-f » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:14 pm

Hictop 3dp-17, Ikea LACK enclosure. This is my first 3d printer, I had big plans but for now I am happy that it will print fidget spinners. Bought this off of Amazon hoping I would get lucky and get something that worked ok, I was very wrong.
Thanks for looking!
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Re: Show your printer(s)

Post by kleingeist » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:01 pm

I started with a Reprap Neo, shortly followed by a Trunigy Fabrikator (discount decision) and I am now pretty satisfied with my custom printer.
d³ custom printer
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Re: Show your printer(s)

Post by Peter Bermingham » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:10 pm

Started with an Anet A8 then a CTC i3 then a Cocoon Create (Wanhao duplicator i3 plus) and now a Prusa i3 MK2s next up is a "Dolly" :D
The Prusa i3 MK2s
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The Anet A8 with a Cocoon Create print mat
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The Cocoon Create/Wanhao duplicator i3 plus
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Re: Show your printer(s)

Post by DavidMcCormack » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:07 pm

My 101hero which I have had for a few months and is still working. Not the best printer in the world but it does print. :D
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And my Anet A8 which I picked up in the last 2 weeks. It was printing fine until an issue with the y-axis switch port on the main board put it out of commission. Currently waiting on a new board :?
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Re: Show your printer(s)

Post by BoriSpider » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:08 pm

My first printer plus my first KickStarter by Billy Zelsnack.

ImagePrintxel 3D Printer by jendave3, on Flickr

The PrintXel was replaced by a ZeGo bot Mini delta.

ImageIMG_20160616_122636 by jendave3, on Flickr

Just need to hook it up to a RPi3 so I don't have to move my laptop between rooms when I want to print. Maybe even upgrade to a SmoothyWare board.

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Re: Show your printer(s)

Post by RayJohnson » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:52 am

My first printer, built in early 2013, is this Prusa I2. It has been my go- to work horse as it keeps churning out the prints. It was built from scratch using printed parts from NW Reprap and hardware from McMaster-Carr. It uses a homemade Gen7 controller with Teacup firmware. The controller parts were purchased from Digi-Key Electronics. The whole tally including the 30amp power supply was around $ 725.00 which at the time was cheap for a 3D printer. It currently uses a aluminum heat bed heated with a 180watt silicone pad heater. The heatup time from room temp to 220 is 6-7 minutes. The hot end is a J-Head Mk V from for 3.00mm filament. I use Pronterface loaded on the Raspberry PI to run the prints from a USB stick. I take great pride in keeping my electronics and wiring nice and tidy.
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I built this one a year later. It uses a Ramps 1.4 controller w/ Marlin, E3D Chimera , aluminum bed w/220 Watt silicone pad heater and a Full Graphic Smart Controller. Most prints are from the SD Card. It is powered by a Meanwell 50amp 12vdc power supply. The inverted Gregs Wade extruders are perfectly suited for the dual 1.75mm bowden setup. It is such a reliable printer that I don’t think twice before starting 24+ hour prints. And, as you can see, my compulsion for wire organization extend to this new printer.
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Re: Show your printer(s)

Post by PauloMateiro » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:29 am

Well, here is mine.

Please be gentle... :mrgreen:


Flyingbear P902.

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