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Discuss any sort of mechanical stuff here: positioning systems, gears, extruding methods, etc. 
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attaching threaded rod to idler bearing ?

by AVRkire
2,395 6 10/20/2013 12:15AM
Last Post by Metalmann

Precision Movement at a Distance

by Wissing
1,664 15 10/18/2013 04:05AM
Last Post by Annirak

Checking on type of gear

by evan_calgary
363 5 10/14/2013 12:53PM
Last Post by evan_calgary

Smooth rod straightness requirement, how straight ?

by Farmer
917 4 10/13/2013 08:42AM
Last Post by Metalmann

Z axis belt drive problem Attachments

by Sazabi
1,050 2 10/12/2013 06:16PM
Last Post by pjoyce42

Coil-Threaded Rods

by nicholas.seward
2,718 12 10/07/2013 07:05PM
Last Post by nicholas.seward

New rotating multi extruder concept, no X or Y offset. Let me know what you think.

by Fetish
2,363 12 10/01/2013 09:32PM
Last Post by Coherent

Mounting Heatbed to Aluminum plate.

by hobergenix
1,803 6 09/18/2013 05:46PM
Last Post by cozmicray

Idea: A metal forming bot

by dudesom
1,115 4 09/17/2013 09:33PM
Last Post by dudesom

Best way to hold dual extruders

by fxmech
1,399 3 09/17/2013 03:38AM
Last Post by kate

Hot End and Extruder Building Questions

by Toalla
878 3 09/08/2013 02:27PM
Last Post by Toalla

stepper motor wiring & color codes   (Pages: 1 2 3)

by owad
66,484 82 09/01/2013 01:42AM
Last Post by naveen

3 bushing configuration formula

by Mecatronic
931 4 08/31/2013 03:51AM
Last Post by Traumflug

New machine build - block and tackle style belt drive for z axis?

by quickness
1,563 5 08/29/2013 10:23AM
Last Post by Dale Dunn

Printed bushing longevity

by jamesshuang
899 2 08/24/2013 03:43AM
Last Post by waitaki

Hadron Z-Axis threaded rod advice

by hobergenix
1,649 8 08/14/2013 11:04PM
Last Post by blackrose

why only brass hot end

by victorjung
1,199 4 08/13/2013 03:15PM
Last Post by Snarky

Different steps/mm between X and Y

by Dirty Steve
1,496 18 08/11/2013 08:18PM
Last Post by shiggity

RepRap heated chamber

by Matouš
2,342 3 08/06/2013 11:30AM
Last Post by evamvid

Quad extruder

by Dglass3D
1,214 4 08/06/2013 10:24AM
Last Post by evamvid


by AVRkire
679 4 08/02/2013 03:57AM
Last Post by waitaki

Hobbed bolt alternative for geared extruder?

by sam0737
4,123 6 07/31/2013 12:39AM
Last Post by Optimist

Using resistive foil for heated bed?

by Matouš
934 7 07/25/2013 01:35AM
Last Post by Farmer

printed bevel gears for electric outboard motor

by oldmanbeefjerky
1,541 3 07/02/2013 12:19PM
Last Post by cozmicray

Print belts with this filament?

by evamvid
687 2 06/28/2013 04:50AM
Last Post by martinprice2004

granules to filament? hopper?

by sam0737
5,457 12 06/21/2013 10:24PM
Last Post by greenman100

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

by mofosyne
1,015 2 06/21/2013 06:39PM
Last Post by Dale Dunn

4 steppers for one axis?

by AVRkire
815 2 06/13/2013 09:32AM
Last Post by santafesino

z axis backlash

by victorjung
952 2 06/10/2013 03:46AM
Last Post by waitaki

trapezoidal z-axis

by adambrum
803 1 06/05/2013 03:07AM
Last Post by adambrum