IDEAS big box, what will you change on it first?

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  1. KNM3D

    KNM3D Well-Known Member

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    what are you thinking of changing first?
     
  2. eca

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    Since this is my first printer I won't be changing anything for a while. The only thing I can imagine changing right now would be the RUMBA board if I hear that the prints are so much better with a 32bit system. Other than that, everything sounds really well thought out.
     
  3. thingster

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    I think I'll change the frame first. Too much cutouts. So let's close them. :)
     
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    Thingster's right, it would have been preferable to close off the unnecessary holes. Perhaps there is a reason?
     
  5. thingster

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    They said they make it to reduce weight. Acrylic glass is quite heavy compared to wood, so to reduce weight and therefore shipping costs, especially to the US, they cut openings in the side panels.
     
  6. 69charger

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    Going to have an aluminum frame cut. So is my brother in law.
     
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    I will eventually go to dual. Wanted to get a feel for single, and see how often I need absolutely every mm of print area...
     
  8. eca

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    If I see that the frame is to light and causes problems then I would also go with aluminum, but that would only be for a worse case scenario and if I start doing prototype printing for customers (right now this will be my man toy). Otherwise, I think the acrylic frame will do just fine.
     
  9. UlrichKliegis

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    A LED illumination for continuous monitoring using the octoprint cam.

    BTW - an interesting question - and too bad that it is not copied to the "other" forum for the dual head people. Would it be possible to add a forum where all contributions to the single sub-fora are collected, like a usenet newsgroup? Would make things so much easier.

    Cheers,
    U.
     
  10. Pter

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    Adding a led strip also, if possible controlled via gcode, like my present printer
     
  11. thingster

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    LED illumination is a great addition to every 3d printer. It's on my to-do list, too. :)
     
  12. Pierce

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    @Pter Never seen any led lights controlled via gcode, got any good links or info on how that works? I plan to add some lighting as well
     
  13. Colin

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    But they said they are including the side cutouts in the box to ship so that isn't going to shave any weight off the package.
     
  14. Colin

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    Depending on the price I would be interested in going aluminum, I bet there are others interested as well. Have you gotten any price quotes yet?
     
  15. thingster

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    I know, but that was what they initially told me via e-mail. If they also don't make smaller parts out of the cutouts then I truly don't have a clue why they cut openings in the side panels at all.
     
  16. 69charger

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    No quotes yet but he has access to the equipment to cut it so basically the cost of raw material for us.

    Definitely doing LEDs as well.
     
  17. KNM3D

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    I would be willing to go in on this with you for aluminum case. just need pricing,
    if we get enough interest this may be a cheaper buy to do.
     
  18. UlrichKliegis

    UlrichKliegis Well-Known Member

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    Aluminium - phhhh.... marble, waterjet-cut!

    ;) !

    Cheers,

    U.
     
  19. Colin

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    I will donate $10 to see a marble frame for this printer in use on the condition you make a video chronicling the creation, assembly and action shots of it printing. That sounds like it would be beautiful.
     
  20. Colin

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    When you do it please share the pics and video, and I am in the NY area if you decide to open up 69Charger & Bros. frame creators.
     

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