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+Namesake Secretspy They were from Misumi USA.
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Couldn't wait. Did a quick mock up of the +OpenBuilds V-Rail and wheels to see how it would look/work, and this stuff is awesome!
I can't wait to get it all cut and installed and start working out the bugs and gotchas. Hopefully soon...
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I'm still going for CoreXY. If it just doesn't work out, then I will explore other drive options, the frame is big enough that I should have plenty of room to play around.
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Oooooohh look what showed up today!
New E3D v6 and a Chimera! The Chimera will be going onto the new CoreXY printer I am building.
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It was a tough decision between the v6 and chimera - depending on how the mosaic filament welder gadget turns out, I might yet order one
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Well just got in my +OpenBuilds V-Slot extrusion and wheels, plus a lot of other stuff! They were packaged extremely well, very protected from any sort of mishap! I noticed they had gotten the eccentric spacers back in stock, and since I've done some more design work on the machine, I ordered up a bunch more parts I missed the first time around.
Really excited to get this stuff running, still waiting on my order from +MISUMI USA for the main printer frame, hopefully it ships out soon.

This is turning out to be an interesting build.. I'd like to see how far I can get just ordering things from OpenBuildsStore and Misumi to build a working machine!
I'll be away this weekend in Cali, so hopefully there will be a project for me when I get back!
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Where's the nerd chat at?

I just spent about $600 between +OpenBuilds and +MISUMI USA to get parts for the new printer on the way. I'm interested to see how the openbuilds V-rail will work on a CoreXY style printer. If all else fails, I've got enough Z built into it to convert to a Eustathios or something like that.
We're shooting for 24" cubed print area this time.
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I'd love to do a v-slot quantum delta (Barton's Delta). Small, compact, ~cheap.
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amazingly clear water. wow. i quite like the walking perspective too. :)
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Overshoot? Yes plz.
It appears that at the high speeds I run the smaller machine at, the big one won't be as clean. I changed the jerk setting down to 5 from 20, but I'm not sure that did anything at all. I need more acceleration or less speed, one of the two. Such a big bed is difficult to stop.
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I suppose this is kind of like one of these printers, a big cube. I'm going to start with CoreXY and then if it doesn't work how I want, i'll move to something different.
 
Well I built the frame. Its huge! Got the other two printers there in the pic as well, the larger one would fit inside the frame I just built. It is rock solid and very sturdy, so I'm excited for some good prints.
Next up is to cut and mount the openbuilds v-rail and get the gantry designed as well as sizing up the z motors and rail system to get that aluminum ordered too. Hopefully some more progress soon!

Thanks +MISUMI USA for having some awesome aluminum extrusion frame kits available!

(2ft³ build area, hopefully)
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WOW! That IS a huge frame! We're glad to be a part of your build. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Well I built the frame. Its huge! Got the other two printers there in the pic as well, the larger one would fit inside the frame I just built. It is rock solid and very sturdy, so I'm excited for some good prints.
Next up is to cut and mount the openbuilds v-rail and get the gantry designed as well as sizing up the z motors and rail system to get that aluminum ordered too. Hopefully some more progress soon!

Thanks +MISUMI USA for having some awesome aluminum extrusion frame kits available!

(2ft³ build area, hopefully)
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Build one in a metal door frame
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Oh man. Look at all that pretty aluminum!
The Misumi order came in a week or so ago and I've been working on my car and cleaning up the workroom so that I would have somewhere to unpack it! Finally got that space and here it is. A ton of Openbuilds parts in the back there as well. This is an 800mm³ frame that Misumi has available premade, so all you do is specify the dimensions and they give you all the parts (brackets, screws, nuts, cut extrusion) you need to assemble the unit. They even include plastic end caps!
Going to start getting this together and working out how everything will be assembled. I still have to procure the aluminum to build the bed support, but I was waiting to get the frame together to see how everything fit before sizing that up.

Just as a recap, this will be a CoreXY (or ingentis) printer with a 2'³ print volume.
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+Northamerica Misumi I can see it now. But my prior order of HFS5 extrusions is not in my order history. It was less than a year ago. If this data removal was on purpose, it seems like a poor decision, because it makes reordering the same products difficult.
Order number: 4120181 - 1
Invoice date: Feb 18 2014
Invoice number: 001407799
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Well, now that the huge MendelMax was shown off at +Maker Faire Orlando , I'm going to pretty much consider it done. I have a new motor and encoder to install and get working on there, but after some wiring cleanup and tuning, I'm going to move on.
While the MegaMendel was fun and silly, more of an example of the wrong way to make a bigger printer, the next project will be the opposite.
My new goal is to build a rock-solid, very high quality printer. I've been looking at a few different types and the cube-style frame is for sure the strongest. There's a lot of different mechanisms I could put inside, but CoreXY seems to be pretty neat, and I like the design.
I think I'm going to be using v-slot rail from +OpenBuilds for the linear mechanisms atop the printer, and I have some ideas for how to do it.
Build area will likely be a little bigger than the previous MegaMendel at around 20" x 20" x 15" high, or maybe a bit higher, we will see how rigid I can build the frame. I may go with a bowden setup depending on how light I can build the extruder.

A couple of the things I'll be using:
http://us.misumi-ec.com/vona2/mech/M1500000000/M1501000000/M1501050000/
http://openbuildspartstore.com/black-v-slot-20-x-40mm/
OpenBuilds Parts Store is the Leader in Open Source Hardware Distribution.
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