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Discussion in 'BigBox General Chat' started by JonGillam, Mar 18, 2016.
Any body going to the MRRF this weekend?
I wanted to go it looks amazing, but sadly I won't have the time.
Someone donate some flight tickets from UK and we'll be there ;-)
hope someone takes pictures
I hope the storm that is going to whale on us here in the northeast isn't spreading that far west. We could get a foot of snow here in Boston and more up in the mountains (hmm, do I finish my BB build or grab a day of skiing with my kids...)
I suspect the family pressure will dictate ;-)
Can anyone report what e3d's talk was about?
and post pictures
They spoke for a solid 1:15 and was definitely a great presentation! They spoke about a couple new advancements coming soon to their v6 lineup which includes a silicone nonstick "sock" for the heater block to help with several aspects, including cleaning and temperature retention properties. They also discussed making the components; heater cartridge, temp sensors, (future) filament sensors, etc. more modular with standardized mini connectors. Lastly they briefly discussed the future need to change or deviate from the standard groove mount to something better, more reliable, etc.
They then unveiled their new gear reduction extruder, the "Titan". Which they had installed on both BigBox machines on display. I believe they are hoping this to be the perfect compromise between the agility of a Bowden setup with the power and reliability of a direct drive unit. They didn't go into too much detail on this guy, except to say a formal release video and more details were to be released very soon.
There's more that I'm likely missing in my summary but hopefully that touches on all of their main points.
Thanks for the report! Is the Titan all metal?
Sounds like a great time
Any videos of it?
No. Injection molded, machined plastics, and some metal components. All metal on an extruder is entirely pointless.
They did do a stream of their presentation, not sure where/how/if it's up
Let me know if there's something you want to see tomorrow and I can see about it.
Nice. How about a video sneak peek of the Titan in action or if the E3D guys has some dance moves they can show us.
"gear reduction extruder" - does that mean that by using gears you can use a smaller, lighter motor to provide equivalent torque?
And at the same time get extra steps per revolution?
Sounds a lot like the Toranado on Thingiverse, using Nema 14 motors and precision gears.
It's a 3:1 precision geared extruder that matches up to a stock nema 17
I took a video of the extruder in action. Will upload it soon
Thanks Mike, it looks interesting!
It's hard to tell (for me), does it use two stepper motors or one?