3D Printer Build
Posted by TonyNo , 29 March 2013 · 2074 views
I finally decided on a 3D printer design and I'm going with the Prusa i3. I was going to buy an existing kit, but, found that I could save ~$400 by sourcing everything myself. Let's see if that pans out.
The i3 is essentially a combination of a Mendeland a Wallace. Of course, I start down this road and then find a design that I like better... The Graber.
All of the threaded rod that is used on most of these printers is a huge pain, not only cutting it to length and fixing the threads, but, threading the nuts on and tightening them down all while trying to keep everything aligned. I started drawing up a design that eliminated the rod, but, happened upon the Graber design which has already done that. Bravo, sir.