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Snappy - Almost Entirely 3D Printed

Posted by DrDFlo 
Snappy - Almost Entirely 3D Printed
February 06, 2017 09:56PM
After a couple of weeks of 3D printing and calibrating I have finally assembled a working Snappy. Snappy, created by RevarBat, is arguably the most 3D printable RepRap project. If your interested I have a build video found here: Youtube Video

Cheers,

Dr. D-Flo


Re: Snappy - Almost Entirely 3D Printed
February 07, 2017 12:35AM
This might get interesting, once USA has become a 3rd world country and isolates itself from the global supply chain. ( Won't be long )

Sorry, but I couldn't overlook the huge D. Trump badge... sad smiley
Olaf Lampe
Germany
Re: Snappy - Almost Entirely 3D Printed
February 07, 2017 12:50AM
No politics here, please!

(I did chuckle though... spinning smiley sticking its tongue out )
Re: Snappy - Almost Entirely 3D Printed
February 07, 2017 05:02PM
One of the few things still made in America! My snappy.

Here are a couple of other facts about the build:I printed it on a Maker Gear M2 (200+ hours of printing) with PLA (25% infill). The project consumed about 3kg. Overall cost was $300. Firmware of course is Marlin on RAMPS 1.4.
Re: Snappy - Almost Entirely 3D Printed
February 08, 2017 03:23AM
Probably:
PLA from china
Electronics from china
Firmware from all over the planet.

What exactly was made in America? Or is this another alternative fact?

Assembled in America might be more accurate, and nothing to be proud of!


Now onto the printer.

Im a PLA user, but im well aware of its lacking in heat resistance.. becoming pliable at 60c

You have your heated bed, which will run from 50-105c depending what your printing, directly mounted on PLA mounts. This seems very unwise.

Similarly you have the hotend what looks to be directly mounted in PLA, any failure in cooling this will fail very badly.

Your also using PLA as rails??? That wont last long..

I don’t believe you got that 3DBenchy from this printer. Even after watching the video.

The more I look the more I think this is just a big troll.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/08/2017 03:27AM by Dust.
Re: Snappy - Almost Entirely 3D Printed
February 08, 2017 05:22AM
Your comment is a little negative, but I appreciate the input. I talk about most of your reservations in the video. I would never leave the 3D printer alone while printing and the tracks require constant lubrication. I know you are shocked that this contraption is able to work. I know I was! Its really a testament of my Maker Gear M2's precision. However, there are other people who have assembled snappy, and you can watch their videos as well. And yes assembled in America may be more accurate.

Cheers,

Dr. D-Flo
Re: Snappy - Almost Entirely 3D Printed
February 08, 2017 11:38PM
You are not alone in your quest. Have you checked out the Beiwagerl?
[www.beiwagerl.at]
I have seen it live in action, it is unbelievably fast
[www.youtube.com]


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[merlin-hotend.de]
[www.hackerspace-ffm.de]
Re: Snappy - Almost Entirely 3D Printed
February 09, 2017 01:20PM
Wow! Those gears are mesmerizing. I am definitely going to build it.
Re: Snappy - Almost Entirely 3D Printed
February 09, 2017 04:27PM
Quote
Dust
Probably:
PLA from china
Electronics from china
Firmware from all over the planet.

What exactly was made in America? Or is this another alternative fact?

Assembled in America might be more accurate, and nothing to be proud of!

This is a bit harsh. If a "Made in America" project can't use raw materials sourced from outside the USA, I'd say that there are precious few things made in America. Or in any other country, for that matter.

Regardless, I'd say that to print and build a Snappy *is* something to be proud of.
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