Folgertech FT-5 Build

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  1. bani

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    Got my folgertech ft-5 on wednesday. BIG shipping box for a BIG printer! ft5-1.jpg ft5-2.jpg
     
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    Keep us updated on progress and print quality!
     
  3. Kenneth A Valentine

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    Yes would like to see in action and print quality.
     
  4. Archania

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    Got it all built and printing yet?
     
  5. bani

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    here's a nice overview, not mine though.

     
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    ft5-frame.jpg step #1 - frame
     
  7. Archania

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    Wow that is big.
     
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    I am building an FT5 right now, and I can find the baseplate fan anywhere. What package was yours in?
     
  10. bani

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    in the bag with the hotend.
     
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    progress... ft5-frame2.jpg
     
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    Are all the black pieces injection-moulded plastic?

    And the result is nice and rigid?
     
  13. bani

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    laser cut melamine, similar to the plywood bigbox.

    the frame is aluminum, it's pretty rigid so far. it will have to be, since they plan to release a CNC upgrade for the FT-5.
     
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    2/3 finished, and then what shows up on my doorstep... a bigbox.

    one thing is for sure, the FT-5 build is not for beginners.
     

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