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Discuss any sort of mechanical stuff here: positioning systems, gears, extruding methods, etc. 
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granules to filament? hopper?

by sam0737
5,413 12 06/21/2013 10:24PM
Last Post by greenman100

idea: forklift mechanism to print object higher than the printer itself

by mofosyne
1,004 2 06/21/2013 06:39PM
Last Post by Dale Dunn

4 steppers for one axis?

by AVRkire
808 2 06/13/2013 09:32AM
Last Post by santafesino

z axis backlash

by victorjung
937 2 06/10/2013 03:46AM
Last Post by waitaki

trapezoidal z-axis

by adambrum
789 1 06/05/2013 03:07AM
Last Post by adambrum

2 stepper Y axis vs 1 stepper with driveshaft

by fxmech
2,358 10 05/31/2013 09:43AM
Last Post by MacSkyver

Z axis print bed

by AVRkire
2,341 5 05/31/2013 08:13AM
Last Post by fxmech


by victorjung
894 1 05/25/2013 01:34AM
Last Post by victorjung

What is "NEMA"?

by kitep
28,911 14 05/23/2013 11:19AM
Last Post by ddamato

Plywood vs MDF

by jbayless
6,720 11 05/15/2013 04:20PM
Last Post by IceMan

File down a Nema shaft?

by AVRkire
594 3 05/03/2013 06:19PM
Last Post by AVRkire

Is this a good motor to use?

by net3d
9,514 30 04/02/2013 10:27AM
Last Post by gaurav

Z axis binding

by AVRkire
2,088 5 03/28/2013 01:52AM
Last Post by waitaki

endstop min or max for home?

by AVRkire
1,202 4 03/21/2013 11:56AM
Last Post by rhmorrison

M2 Z stepper motor and lead screw question

by Wingfly
669 1 03/20/2013 07:57AM
Last Post by Wingfly

How can I use two heaters with one tool

by HenryHey
440 2 03/12/2013 05:23AM
Last Post by VDX

Configuring a hybrid linear stepper motor

by HenryHey
667 3 03/12/2013 03:40AM
Last Post by HenryHey

Exchangeable nozzle tip, variable orifice

by Shafiqson
1,077 3 03/09/2013 05:18PM

PTFE tube geting clogged and being pushed into Hotend HELP!

by hendo420
718 1 03/08/2013 01:32PM
Last Post by hendo420

OT Some old iron for sale Attachments

by garyhlucas
1,309 9 03/05/2013 11:51PM
Last Post by VDX

Pro's and Cons of various cartesian gantry layouts

by asifjahmed
3,755 19 02/17/2013 12:36AM
Last Post by uGen

Opposing leadscrews

by akhlut
719 3 02/16/2013 08:56PM
Last Post by akhlut

4th axis for a reprap

by t357
1,340 5 02/14/2013 07:47PM

Z axis changing direction DURING print????

by alexbaucom17
693 6 02/07/2013 05:15PM
Last Post by alexbaucom17

Why is PEEK needed?   (Pages: 1 2)

by slang800
9,415 49 01/30/2013 11:19AM
Last Post by brnrd

1.8 deg/step vs 0.9 deg/step - noticable difference?

by asifjahmed
3,735 19 01/30/2013 09:23AM
Last Post by garyhlucas

linear magnetic encoder

by travel
4,075 16 01/28/2013 07:04PM
Last Post by Javier Ros

Z Axis Preload

by uGen
1,100 4 01/23/2013 05:27AM
Last Post by jf pion

Exdruder going hissssssTIC and not extruding enough

by oliver.kellow@gmail.com
479 1 01/14/2013 07:53AM
Last Post by oliver.kellow@gmail.com

Repstrap vertical axis coupling problems and printable options

by ckaos
2,470 16 01/09/2013 08:51AM
Last Post by Crispy