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My name is Boyan. Here i present you a printer which i call Tank3d due to its shape and robustness. The printer design is a result of extensive research + my experience as a DIY machine builder and each element is designed from scratch by me exactly to serve its integral purpose in an optimal manner. The aim is to be the best performing Cartesian 3d printer while maintaining absolute simplicity and easy to DIY build
The main Purpose:
- 3d printer build from 20x20 aluminum extrusion that is fully scalable to at least 600x600x600mm without any further change than using longer rails and longer profiles for the frame.
- The printer to be able to achieve real life 150mm/sec printing speeds with acceleration at least 1500mm/s2, while producing high quality prints at that settings.
- A real production machine to be able to work non stop 24h for at least 5 years, minimum maintenance and no further adjustments, high precision and repeatability during its life cycle.
4.Not exactly cheap to build but Best Bang For The Buck
While the ideal candidate for custom size order printer for you or your client, if by any reason you dont like the design, the elements can be used to make any printer, printer enclosures filament boxes, etc.
There is not a specific order of importance as all is equally important for a perfect final result. The whole is as strong as its weakest spot
Working area is X440 x Y220 x Z200mm .Outside enclosure dimensiones ~630x430x410 mm. Probably one of the best ratio of working area to oustide dimensions. Compromise between size, $$, ability to do very small parts precisely and at the same time have large volume area.
Parts are designed as much as printable as possible. Material could be PLA for most parts except for parts around heated bed, provided that if when enclosed you monitor temperature and do not permit enclosure to heat more than 45C. ABS, Hi temp PLA, PTEG are other options.
Parts are designed so that printer could be put together precisely square and all elements aligned extremely fast and easy. So an accurate machine could be build just using a simple square and digital caliper.
All elements are housed inside the frame so an enclosure could be formed by just fitting panels outside
Bed is heated aluminum plate 6mm 500w/230VAC
Linear movement is HIWIN MGN12H on all axis. Belt is 10mm GT2 belt, puleys are 20T. Motors are low induction high power Wantai 10PCS Nema17 Step Motor 42BYGHW811 4800g.cm 2.5A 2Ph
- Motion control is Duet WIFi as at the moment is the only controller that could push reliably the motors to specified speeds and acceleration
Not in Particular Order, All will be published together when out of Beta stage and stable V1.
Every single part is drawn from 0. Prototyped separately, tested for strength, printability, costs and finally aesthetics. In the case where is directly inspired from existing similar one, credits will be given in the relevant section.
List will be long. More were pure inspiration as i designed personally all major elements, Nevertheless i couldn't do it without investigating the designs. If you dont see yourself here and feel that you should be given credit, please contact me. Hats down to some of the designers as they saved me a lot of time.