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Printable Inkjet Head

by adrian-bowyer, published

Printable Inkjet Head by adrian-bowyer Dec 14, 2010

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Description

This is an inkjet head that can be made from 3D printed parts plus simple easy-to-obtain components. It requires no machining to make it - you just need scissors and a scalpel.

This is experimental, and in particular it needs development on its driver electronics. But it does work.

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Hi I been doing some ink injecting or dying on the natural PLA and it works great I am now thinking to use this print head x 3 above to colourise the PLA before it goes through the extruder. Just might need to make it a bit smaller.
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Can't talk her into giving only printed items as gifts this year, eh? :-)

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License

GNU - GPL
Printable Inkjet Head by adrian-bowyer is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

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Instructions

There are full instructions and a bill of materials for this on the RepRap website here: <a href="http://reprap.org/wiki/Reprappable-inkjet&quot;&gt;http://reprap.org/wiki/Reprappable-inkjet&lt;/a&gt;.

Update - I've added my version of madscifi's OpenSCAD take on this (see below) that allows you to have different piezo diameters. Mine also allows you to decide if you want two O rings or one.

<p>Hi I been doing some ink injecting or dying on the natural PLA and it works great I am now thinking to use this print head x 3 above to colourise the PLA before it goes through the extruder. Just might need to make it a bit smaller.</p>

<p>Congratulations Adrian, this thing looks really promising. I'd like to give this thing a try, I just need to find a good source to get the piezzos and a easy and safe way to build the converter used to drive them.</p>

<p>I've added some links for the piezzos on the RepRap page for this.</p>

<p>I'll get on with the electronics as soon as I can (though my womenfolk tell me that there's some sort of imminent festival that requires my presence at Shops...)</p>

<p>Can't talk her into giving only printed items as gifts this year, eh? :-)</p>

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