Been here on Thingiverse for a while now. I currently print with an Anet A8 which i have modified with tons on files from here and have got it pretty dang reliable. Took a little while but it was all worth it in the end. I learned a lot from the time it arrived at my door to assemble and right up to just this morning when i finished my latest print job. As a tinkerer i am always looking for a new project and found a nice Delta printer on here (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1902229) and said what the heck. Lets build a big one!!!!!! Got myself a 1 kg spool of Lime Green filament and started printing on the old Anet. Once all the printing was done i said how big do i wanna go? Well there is an old saying GO BIG OR GO HOME. I ended up buying (3)1220mm or 48" 2040 aluminum extrusions for the vertical beams and (9)1010mm or 24" extrusions for the horizontal beams. This allowed me to fab up a 3mm X 400mm or 16" diameter aluminum build plate which will be heated. I finally got the frame assembly all together this morning and this definitely is a MONSTER DELTA. Just need to get the smooth rods and some more 5mm Tee Nuts and all the mechanical stuff will be complete . Then i get to move on to the fun of getting all the electronics, wiring it all up and then the dreaded setup. I would share some pics of the build if someone will gimme an idea how to post them to a TOPIC. I am not seeing any kind of way to attach photos. I will just put them with the i built one on here for now. Also anyone out there that is using a custom delta that they built i would love to know what firmware and configurationh file ya are using.
Thanks for taking time to read and any possible help you may be able to provide in the future.
Hi, my name is Federico. two years ago I own a prusa zonestar (dual extruder), a few months ago I built a delta DIY. it works perfectly but I have problems with the bed. in an external area the nozzle is higher, I think it's a problem of a auto bed leveling. I use the original bl-touch.
So for the past 2 years I've been using a bowden extruder setup similar to this (http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/3/5/4/2/9/5/webimg/841177649_o.jpg)
For what it's worth, it works ok, but I just feel like since it was a cheap chinese kit, there's better out there.
Any suggestions? :)
Also, I'm thinking about moving my motor to kind of a halfway point from an extra rail, since my printer has 1 meter tower rails.
I feel like that much ptfe tube is creating a LOT of friction and leading to way more jams than needed.
I just got a 101hero delta printer(my very first) and got it assembled and running, but after the first print where it shifted 2 times it does this thing where it'll retract but then filament oozes out and it gets wiped on the build and ruins it. How can I adjust to fix this for less shifted and smoother prints?