8 Replies Latest reply: Jul 17, 2014 8:07 AM by maxos1984 RSS

Spoiler Alert - Design files for the double 3D printer!

benheck Level 12

Even though we haven't shown the final build on the show yet, you can see the files here.

  • 1. Re: Spoiler Alert - Design files for the double 3D printer!
    taztek Level 2

    Thanks Ben, You know I should have thought of that first instead of being so impatient,  But don't worry, I never miss an episode.

     

    Thank again and keep up the good work.

    Scott

  • 2. Re: Spoiler Alert - Design files for the double 3D printer!
    EpicFail Level 1

    Wow!  Thank you so much, Ben!

    I know I'm new here but I had no clue you would be giving out the designs to this amazing concept.

     

    I've been doing models of some figures lately for a charity auction, and having a dual headed printrbot based workhorse would have sped along the process emensely!

    It's realy fun to know that the heads could be wired up that way and the board supports that power output. Your design could possibly also utelize what RichRap did for his Tri-Color printer, but it involves another logic board apparently.

     

    Maybe its possible to wire in a switch er... with a regulator? That way if you only wanted to use 1, you could just flip the switch to dissable power to the 2nd motor and Hot End.

    Sorry if I use the wrong terms, I dont know much about electrical engineering or programming hardware yet , the closest Ive gotten to logic like that is creating logic through pre scripted nodes inside of the unreal game engine.

     

    I know the printrbot uses a heated platform, but would you be able to use two of those together side by side? or do you plan on just using half of an 8inch platform for each extruder?

     

    Thanks again for the generosity and the amazing, entertaining, and informative show!

     

    -EF-

  • 3. Re: Spoiler Alert - Design files for the double 3D printer!
    kosme Level 3

    Have seen the files but fon't really know how to used them, specially the .ai one. I am currently working on building my own 3D printer and using this design or parts of it would definitively make the building easier and quicker. The parts i'm most interested in are the laser cut pieces which I have to adjust to work with my extruder, any ideas on where or how to get the file(s) to those pieces?

     

    Kosme

  • 4. Re: Spoiler Alert - Design files for the double 3D printer!
    calibran69 Level 1

    After watching part 3 of the double decker 3D printer, I have one question. Why did you use two motors for the z axis when one motor, two years and a belt or chain drive would have worked just as well? With two motors, if one motor fails, the chance for damage caused buy uneven t travel of the print heads increases. With one motor there is only one part to replace instead of two.

     

    Just a thought.

     

    Paul

  • 5. Re: Spoiler Alert - Design files for the double 3D printer!
    aghazadeh24 Level 1

    what are the wood cutter files

    please respond asap

  • 6. Re: Spoiler Alert - Design files for the double 3D printer!
    benheck Level 12

    A lot of designs use 2 motors.

     

    Basically, it's easier to add in a second $20 motor and wire it parallel (since it doesn't need much torque) than to mess around with a belt system which actually has a higher chance of error than 2 motors.

  • 7. Re: Spoiler Alert - Design files for the double 3D printer!
    azpackrat Level 1

    I cant get the files to open I dont have adobe illistrator can you publish it in a pdf file format

  • 8. Re: Spoiler Alert - Design files for the double 3D printer!
    maxos1984 Level 2

    You can download the free trial version directly from the adobe website or just google for "adobe illustrator viewer" - There are plenty freewares online if you just want to open and see the files... Greeets, Max