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Discuss any sort of mechanical stuff here: positioning systems, gears, extruding methods, etc. 
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3 bushing configuration formula

by Mecatronic
919 4 08/31/2013 03:51AM
Last Post by Traumflug

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

by quickness
1,543 5 08/29/2013 10:23AM
Last Post by Dale Dunn

Printed bushing longevity

by jamesshuang
894 2 08/24/2013 03:43AM
Last Post by waitaki

Hadron Z-Axis threaded rod advice

by hobergenix
1,630 8 08/14/2013 11:04PM
Last Post by blackrose

why only brass hot end

by victorjung
1,190 4 08/13/2013 03:15PM
Last Post by Snarky

Different steps/mm between X and Y

by Dirty Steve
1,490 18 08/11/2013 08:18PM
Last Post by shiggity

RepRap heated chamber

by Matouš
2,334 3 08/06/2013 11:30AM
Last Post by evamvid

Quad extruder

by Dglass3D
1,209 4 08/06/2013 10:24AM
Last Post by evamvid


by AVRkire
677 4 08/02/2013 03:57AM
Last Post by waitaki

Hobbed bolt alternative for geared extruder?

by sam0737
4,081 6 07/31/2013 12:39AM
Last Post by Optimist

Using resistive foil for heated bed?

by Matouš
930 7 07/25/2013 01:35AM
Last Post by Farmer

printed bevel gears for electric outboard motor

by oldmanbeefjerky
1,532 3 07/02/2013 12:19PM
Last Post by cozmicray

Print belts with this filament?

by evamvid
681 2 06/28/2013 04:50AM
Last Post by martinprice2004

granules to filament? hopper?

by sam0737
5,430 12 06/21/2013 10:24PM
Last Post by greenman100

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

by mofosyne
1,009 2 06/21/2013 06:39PM
Last Post by Dale Dunn

4 steppers for one axis?

by AVRkire
812 2 06/13/2013 09:32AM
Last Post by santafesino

z axis backlash

by victorjung
941 2 06/10/2013 03:46AM
Last Post by waitaki

trapezoidal z-axis

by adambrum
794 1 06/05/2013 03:07AM
Last Post by adambrum

2 stepper Y axis vs 1 stepper with driveshaft

by fxmech
2,403 10 05/31/2013 09:43AM
Last Post by MacSkyver

Z axis print bed

by AVRkire
2,380 5 05/31/2013 08:13AM
Last Post by fxmech


by victorjung
898 1 05/25/2013 01:34AM
Last Post by victorjung

What is "NEMA"?

by kitep
29,537 14 05/23/2013 11:19AM
Last Post by ddamato

Plywood vs MDF

by jbayless
6,755 11 05/15/2013 04:20PM
Last Post by IceMan

File down a Nema shaft?

by AVRkire
598 3 05/03/2013 06:19PM
Last Post by AVRkire

Is this a good motor to use?

by net3d
9,587 30 04/02/2013 10:27AM
Last Post by gaurav

Z axis binding

by AVRkire
2,121 5 03/28/2013 01:52AM
Last Post by waitaki

endstop min or max for home?

by AVRkire
1,213 4 03/21/2013 11:56AM
Last Post by rhmorrison

M2 Z stepper motor and lead screw question

by Wingfly
674 1 03/20/2013 07:57AM
Last Post by Wingfly

How can I use two heaters with one tool

by HenryHey
441 2 03/12/2013 05:23AM
Last Post by VDX

Configuring a hybrid linear stepper motor

by HenryHey
669 3 03/12/2013 03:40AM
Last Post by HenryHey