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Phones replacing 3d printers? Interesting concept!

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“unlike the typical¬†encased 3d printer, the team’s phone-based device prints objects in the open, as long as it’s placed in a dark corner.”

“This isn’t the first mention of a smartphone in the context of 3D printing.Solido3D, an Italian rapid prototyping company, announced a phone-based 3D printer called OLO in October. While the company is yet to reveal how OLO works, Taiwan Tech’s 3D printer, which currently lives in the lab, has been able to create a hollow ball that’s about 100 microns thick.”

 

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New sE1X Y Axis design..final touches on a perfect machine.

sE1X OpenY assembly with rod[front]

sE1X openY assembly-top

The heated bed on a sE1X is rather large and many will frown upon the idea of a heated bed this large being jerked around all day but it is in fact, doable. The first change I made was switching to the solid polymer bearings from IGUS over the LM10UU’s which made a lot of improvement but it just wasn’t quite good enough. I have used a OpenX carriage on my older 3d printer for a couple years now and it really has worked great. So I decided to incorporate the same idea into the sE1X Y axis and the outcome was a drastic improvement in the Y axis linear movement. After a bit of prototyping, I got it dialed in perfectly..

 

I have managed to get the motor mount and idler w/ tensioner done today and hopefully will have it ready for prototyping tomorrow! I will post updates as I go along..

I posted the design on thingiverse and there is also video on there showing how well it works, please visit: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1064020 to see how it turned out!

 

More to come soon, til then, keep on hackin!

 

-pb

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