Some T-shaped belt path experiments.
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- The belt will pull on one or the other side of the Y axis. Let is know how this works out!4w
- Which one are you taling about? This is 3 different designs.4w
- I also may never get around to building an running any of these. They're only a small subset of the designs I have on the back burner, but someone else is working on a design similar to one of them: https://plus.google.com/+JasonMcMullan/posts/4u9bQ16Cek14w
- I am talking about the left one. I did not look at the other images and assumed they are just detail shots and other angles.4w
- Yeah, that's the most unusual one. It would also require custom firmware. The others are CoreXY equivalent.4w
- We played with a similar concept:
The yellow moves a Y gantry along the frame. Orange moves the extruder in X along the Y gantry. Purple would be used to transfer rotary motion to a worm gear driven dual pinch wheel extruder.
Top it off with suoer small and light a ceramic hot end :-)
So you get a super light extruder and hot end, fantastic ability to push the filament . . . it should enable the fastest possible non-bowden cartesian machine.4w
- That would be entertaining to watch. Purple has a lot to think about.4w
- Yes. The software would be a bit more complex. I think if all the pulleys are the same, it might reduce to simple add/subtract. I am not going to have the time to oursue it in any conceivable future, but it is a fun idea :-)4w