Self Designed/Built Motion System

Discussion in 'Motion System' started by JB24, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. JB24

    JB24 Member

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    IMG_20191206_140744_compress75.jpg IMG_20191206_102700_compress90.jpg IMG_20191206_140744_compress75.jpg IMG_20191206_102700_compress90.jpg IMG_20191206_140744_compress75.jpg IMG_20191206_102700_compress90.jpg IMG_20191206_161032_compress42.jpg So this was a project I started when I first saw the tool changer from e3d. In the early 2018 time frame. I was hooked at first sight to see the capabilities of tool changing on a 3D printer since I have quite a bit of experience in CNC machining. In the begining I think e3d had the stance of not selling a printer and I took that as the motion system wasn't going to be mass produced. So I designed my own based on the pictures I could find and what materials I had sitting around. As the beta units went out I could fill in some of the details didn't have but I kept going with my design since it was mostly complete anyway. This is the result so far. I say so far because it keeps evolving and I'm sure it will keep going once I can actually print on it. The missing key at the moment is the tool changer itself. I'm still in line at 415 so hopefully I can order it soon.

    Some of the differences from the final e3d design are:
    40x80mm extrusion at all 4 corners
    Z-axis mounted on a 50x100mm extrusion
    42mm wide Hiwin for the Z rail
    I haven't compared the dimensions in X,Y to see if mine are the same or similar, but I would assume they are close.

    Open topics still:
    What tools to start with V6 or go straight to Hemera.
    Hemera is an ultra tight fit since my z extrusion is wider, but it does fit.

    Thanks taking a look!
     
  2. Greg Holloway

    Greg Holloway Administrator
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    That is very cool!

    You could run one Hemera and one Bowden V6 on each side. Should be plenty of space for that :)
     

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