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Printable Inkjet Head

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Printable Inkjet Head by adrian-bowyer Dec 14, 2010

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

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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.


There are full instructions and a bill of materials for this on the RepRap website here: http://reprap.org/wiki/Reprappable-inkjet.

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.

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Why did it stop in 2010?

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.

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.

I've added some links for the piezzos on the RepRap page for this.

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...)

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

Both of them are my co-directors of
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RepRap Ltd
, and so have a certain interest. But no, not entirely :)