Glue Gun Support
by jmil, published
I\'m working on a different extruder (for thick sticks of plastic) based on a glue gun. The hope would be to make starch plastic/glass like this: http://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/374-Cooking-molding-bioplastics-at-home-recipes%2C-results-tips.html
and then use the glue gun on MakerBot to do the extrusion. We are also testing other materials to extrude. Stay tuned!
This is the first version of the glue gun support. Each side takes about 3 hours to print. Screw together with M3 bolts you have leftover from your CupCake CNC. The wings fit over the z-axis bolts to mount directly in your CupCake CNC.
A way to automate glue gun extrusion is in progress and even more experimental than this glue gun holder...
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You need M3x16 bolts (you should have plenty left over from your CupCake CNC). Gcode created with SkeinFox v1.5: http://wiki.github.com/jmil/SkeinFox/
The Gcode files were used successfully to print these supports in PLA. You may need to adjust for your bot, or if you want to print with ABS.
Still testing this design. Most likely you\'ll need to coat the holder with some sort of resin or silicone to prevent the heat from a glue gun melting its own support. Still in progress!!
Please email me if you have design changes or suggestions: jrdnmlr at the gmail place dot com