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What are the pros/cons of the various Z-Bed solutions?

by Draghi
706 14 03/05/2016 05:43AM
Last Post by the_digital_dentist

play in lead nut

by rmlrn
116 2 03/04/2016 04:20AM
Last Post by Anonymous User

Closed loop vs. stepper motors -advice sought

by jappiemike
975 24 03/04/2016 02:01AM
Last Post by dc42

Anyone Have a Moons Stepper Motor 17HD4063-01N datasheet?

by kidnamedtony
268 2 03/03/2016 04:06AM
Last Post by Anonymous User

Hybrid Polar-2d Delta Geometry - New design? Attachments

by jongscx
206 8 03/03/2016 12:45AM
Last Post by o_lampe

Small Nema17 for extruder/feeder?

by RichterK
233 4 03/02/2016 09:56AM
Last Post by dc42

Custom Z axis threaded rod + nut

by paperfrom
200 2 03/02/2016 06:48AM
Last Post by DaGameFace

Weird pulley pitch

by misan
297 5 02/27/2016 04:47AM
Last Post by misan

Cast Tooling Plate Print Bed Flatness

by the_digital_dentist
706 15 02/26/2016 04:29AM
Last Post by MechaBits

Experience with Fushi LM8UU linear bearings

by wouterheer
232 1 02/15/2016 11:18PM
Last Post by wouterheer

New 8mm Lead Screws not keeping x axis level Attachments

by grtbaldini
312 4 02/14/2016 07:41AM
Last Post by grtbaldini

New Design 3d Printer

by MatthewHall
599 3 02/08/2016 05:05PM
Last Post by MatthewHall

Axis Bar

by Suggy
258 6 02/01/2016 08:00AM
Last Post by Suggy

Bodwen extruder problem Attachments

by Yoko
386 5 01/26/2016 02:12PM
Last Post by a4jp.com

Set screw/lock screw on thread or between it? Attachments

by a4jp.com
234 6 01/25/2016 12:30PM
Last Post by a4jp.com

My z lead screw has a wobble to it and it can't be replaced so is there a software fix for Sli3r?

by a4jp.com
973 12 01/21/2016 07:44PM
Last Post by a4jp.com

Precision vs general-purpose ACME hardware question

by NathanaelXYZ
351 3 01/17/2016 06:14PM
Last Post by the_digital_dentist

Threaded Rod vs Pitch

by mogey336
446 5 01/17/2016 01:14PM
Last Post by dintid

Why TWO motors for the Z axis ?

by Anonymous User
525 7 01/17/2016 01:00PM
Last Post by dintid

Reduce vibrations of Stepper

by MaikB85
322 7 01/08/2016 05:04PM
Last Post by MechaBits

Minimum steps per millimeter for the Z axissmiling bouncing smiley

by music99
318 3 01/05/2016 12:36PM
Last Post by music99

End stop type

by __bennie_
407 2 01/03/2016 12:01AM
Last Post by Dust

Innovative design

by snarii
724 2 12/31/2015 12:18PM
Last Post by epicepee

relays to take the load off the main board?

by Jagtech
350 4 12/24/2015 01:31AM
Last Post by David J

Direct Drive 1.75 mm -- Not Enough Torque?

by marikokur
902 8 12/20/2015 05:37AM
Last Post by dintid

I want: micro stepper motors for bed levelling

by gjt211
1,101 7 12/14/2015 03:26PM
Last Post by the_digital_dentist

Adding XY closed-loop linear feedback Attachments

by 100ideas
568 1 12/10/2015 11:34PM
Last Post by 100ideas

Types of linear guides and mounting options

by Dalius98
2,098 19 12/08/2015 01:56PM
Last Post by J-Max

Mk7 Direct Drive to E3d V6 Groove Mount

by gamma1148
466 4 11/24/2015 12:00PM
Last Post by David J

Stepper motor loses steps when hot bed shuts down

by Tomu
338 7 11/18/2015 04:42AM
Last Post by Tomu