To get straight to the point: The machine itself is not incredibly long. It’s only 85x65cm, but the time it took me to build it, is incredibly long.
Build this thing when the first version came out, but couldn’t finish it due to circumstances. I’m now printing the new middle section and will hopefully finish it by the end of the week.
Two things are odd about this machine:
I use carbon fiber for the Z axis. I love this stuff so much. It safes a lot of weight on this axis and is extremely rigid. (price however…)
And I also use 25mm stainless steel massive rods. They are sooo heavy, so i hope they work and will improve my rigidity. I don’t use them for the x and y axis however, since I don’t think the motors will like the weight. So why did I buy this stuff? Well, because I always like to try odd and new things and I found a local metal recycler that sold 4m to me for 40 euro’s.
So pics or it didn’t happen:
very old pic of the parts:
The big mess right now:
soooo much crap. Can’t wait to finish it and clean everything up.
Fun to put together.
The goodies, Makita router:
25mm carbon fiber (1mm wall thickness…):
somebody with too much money should try to build a whole machine out of this stuff. Curious how that works, but it’s awesome material to work with. EXACTLY 25mm thick and sooo smooth and rigid.
25mm awesome stainless rods:
probably unnecessary, but I couldn’t resist trying it. People shouldn’t allow me in a metal recycle factory where they sell everything by the kilo. haha.
i’ll keep you guys (and girls) updated and will share my findings.