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Discuss any sort of mechanical stuff here: positioning systems, gears, extruding methods, etc. 
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ghosting/ringing after belt change?

by robvoi
248 4 07/13/2016 11:49AM
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"Unnamed" plotter XY mechanism revisited Attachments

by lkcl
1,145 24 07/12/2016 08:28PM
Last Post by lkcl

Aluminium bed upgrade.

by Origamib
376 10 07/11/2016 12:19PM
Last Post by Origamib

10 lb Y Carriage - Geared Stepper Motor or Triple Stack Nema 17? Attachments

by Trexation
602 21 07/09/2016 04:16AM
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Shorting stepper coils to dampen movement when powered off

by san_jose_rocks
278 4 07/08/2016 04:34PM
Last Post by lhartmann

Z bed cantilever

by MatthewHall
329 5 07/03/2016 11:45AM
Last Post by stephenrc

MGN12 missing balls

by o_lampe
553 10 07/02/2016 01:44AM
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Printing with solenoids help

by Lzntechnoz
233 1 06/28/2016 12:52PM
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z axis homing issue

by ashdavely
243 3 06/26/2016 02:44AM
Last Post by Dust

4 Z-Axis Steppers for a large build platform

by ShadowRam
1,685 8 06/25/2016 05:20AM
Last Post by rowow

steps per mm for belt driven leadscrews

by Origamib
400 11 06/24/2016 05:21AM
Last Post by the_digital_dentist

Z axis configuration

by hobbymods
387 12 06/14/2016 08:38AM
Last Post by yennhikorea

CleanTip Stainless Steel Nozzle

by Grinsaw
292 4 06/10/2016 05:15PM
Last Post by Grinsaw

ramps 1.4 Marlin Z axis problem sad smiley

by res2500
1,465 3 06/09/2016 04:43PM
Last Post by jarred321

Looking for 1.5x1.5m^2 heat bed

by st_ryder
164 2 06/09/2016 07:03AM
Last Post by the_digital_dentist

Motors settings Attachments

by Ksama
540 4 06/03/2016 04:01PM
Last Post by stormbr

How smooth should the printer bed move?

by OneSprague
308 6 05/31/2016 01:41PM
Last Post by animoose

2 Color printing with out 2 heads.

301 7 05/31/2016 09:48AM
Last Post by IOWOLF

Another arrangement for a 3D printer from a plotter (Axidraw)

by lkcl
309 1 05/24/2016 10:19AM
Last Post by lkcl

Stepper with good torque/acceleration for a corexy?

by pieri70
671 6 05/23/2016 11:29PM
Last Post by pieri70

Accurate, heavy duty timing belt

by pugzor
450 5 05/23/2016 11:17AM
Last Post by cozmicray

X Motor position

by hagensieker
142 3 05/21/2016 03:38PM
Last Post by hagensieker

extruder won't run

by Jagtech
198 7 05/20/2016 03:41PM
Last Post by Jagtech

Noozle size and speed

by Tinchus
195 6 05/18/2016 12:13PM
Last Post by dc42

Y stepper or Extruder making music?

by friarfish
241 6 05/18/2016 07:01AM
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High Resolution Extruder Help

by milner
795 26 05/15/2016 11:24AM
Last Post by VDX

Larger Bed (420x420) - Will this work? Attachments

by Bundybear1981
603 10 05/14/2016 02:39AM
Last Post by pugzor

Hydraulics...need help finding'm

by WalkerMaker
201 3 05/06/2016 08:23AM
Last Post by stephenrc

what's the current best engineering practice for stopping lead screw lateral travel?

by lkcl
626 21 05/05/2016 11:38AM
Last Post by JamesK

CoreXY+ idea / design review request

by lkcl
394 4 05/04/2016 09:55AM
Last Post by lkcl