Based on a conceptual cartesian printer mechanism (one used, as has been recently uncovered, by an antique Rikadenki pen plotter model), this machine mounts the actuators in sturdy parts of the frame and then routes linear motion all around the printer using Sectra Line on spindles (to the best of my understanding). I’ve never seen anything quite like it, and apparently this mechanical design remains unnamed. The printed parts coming out of this machine are impressive.
…Just a quick update to say the design files, source files and other info are now (finally) up on Youmagine (and GitHub) – Yay!
Yet another ‘FreeD’ RepRap Printer for you to play with 🙂
Sli3DR, originally discussed here, (wow! was that really back in July, sorry for the delay, time is going fast) – files are now posted up on Youmagine here.
Do also take a look at the images on Youmagine to see how to build one, most of the fittings are M3 and M4.
You will need some 20mm Alu extrusions – (sizes on Youmagine) and some M4 V groove bearings (eBay)….
Read More. (I wonder what might happen if you experimented with Synchromesh drive gears and cabling instead of the Spectra Line for this same design footprint. Better ask the Deezmaker crew!
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