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Posted · Building from scratch!

Hi guys, Halo from Russia

First of all whant to thank Erik for Nice and SMART design and lasercut plans!

... after deep digg in to the 3D printers world I decided to build printer by myself from scratch, I think that Ultimaker has the best Design for today so I'll try to build the Ultimaker

I have already sourced almost all parts needed, some days ago I managed to lasercut frame pars in the local Jedi ofice ;) so building begins

Here are the first results

ULTI1.jpg

The vintage TV-set is ready, waiting for the screen ;)

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Posted · Building from scratch!

As electronics I've ordered RAMPS 1,3 (SMD 1,4 was out of stock :()

control2.jpg

So a couple of

hours with soldering iron and here it is :)

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Posted · Building from scratch!

It strange but It's hard to find good Birch plywood here so I decided to make motormount parts from 10mm derlin and 2mm GlassFiber sheet so yesterday I've cuted it out using my DIY CNC router

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Posted · Building from scratch!

So if it is still interesting for somebody- Let me continue ;)

When I was ordering shafts and bearings from vxb, I did not found Long LM12LUU bearings so decided to order 2x2 short LB12UU 12mm Ball Bushing 12x21x30 Linear Motion Bearings instead!

due to It's lenght 2x30 mm vs 57mm(jriginal) I redraw and recut bearing slots in left and right arms

And finally I've got my Z-stage almost done

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So here it is after some vintage paint job :)

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As much as I dig deeper Into the Ultimaker design as much I understand and love Erik's engineering Ideas and solutions, the Design is Awesome!!!

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So here it is after some vintage paint job :)

zstage.jpg

:D nice paintjob. Did you do everything like that? (your earlier shots show plain wood)

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I would have changed the wood to accept a 12OD bushing ;-) but that's just me.

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I was thinking about that but there is no space in the central wood part, so to change it - it is necessary to redesign and recut more then 20 wooden parts, but I am tooooo lazy for that these days :)

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Im still unhappy with my X-Y movement with short bushings so I went to a automotive parts store to search for something more convenient

And I found :) I found nice brass Valve Guides from VW or AUDI engine!!! It is 8 ID and again 12 OD, 36mm long :O and quite cheap!!!!

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old short bushings are also here on the right upper corner

After some reaming with the spechial reamer(you can see it near bushings on my picture) which I've got in the same store, bushings are now PERFECT!! So I need to find somebody with the real lathe to make them 11mm or finally redesign a wooden parts to use AUDI parts as is :lol:

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Posted · Building from scratch!

super interesting tread.!!

please continue, very cool stuff here and good luck with the build!

Ian :D

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good luck with the build!

Ian :D

Thank's a lot Ian :)

 

...Russian Bolt...

 

Hi George, Nice to see you here!

Nice bolt :) I neeeed one :)

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Posted · Building from scratch!
Feels good, right?

Not yet! :lol: I need a first print run to feel really good but still have no Idea how I'll make hot end :geek:

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Guys!!! Need your help!

I'll be more then HAPPY if somebody can measure some head sizes if it is not a secret :)

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One more question, how does the head work for you? Is it enough cooling of upper (cool) zone of the head, or it would be better to make additional heat sink or even cooling fan on the upper side of the head???

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Posted · Building from scratch!

George, thanks but I suppose that your math is not so exact;)

I was askng somebody to measure a real thing but it seems that tere is a huge secret, but anyway, thank you guys for such a strong supprt, I will make yet another improvisation;)

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top plate is 8mm thick in height

heater is 12mm in height 16mm in width (short side) 25mm long side

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" I suppose that your math is not so exact;)"

You realy want to take a look at the scan of my University diplom? :)

Today, I bought all the square nut M3 in Moscow.

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