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Hello to all:

 My name is Randy and I am ( of course ) a new beginner.   I have 4 lasers and one router, (all cnc ).  I have watched several videos on u-tube and never really cared for 3d printing. 

 To slow and for the time involved in making one print, I don't see where you can sell that item to cover your total overhead when it takes 6,8,12, or 16 hrs. to print.

 Today I am building a new laser where the "Y" travel is conveyor 30" X 42".  Which means I am building all my assembly parts out of alum.  And I can make them faster than printing.

 After doing more R&D, I now see that I could print with material that is strong enough to use for my assembly parts.

 A short time back my big brother told me that he had a printer and I could have it if I wanted. Then my brain starts clicking,  I have so much to do that I can print my parts instead

  while working on other parts and assembly.

 Big brother said he bought on e-bay about 6-8 years ago.  He never got around to assembling it.   Brother said the seller built the rig himself.   The seller did an overkill on  structural

  strength.  If you ran over this thing,  you would total out your big Mack truck and never hurt the printer.   Completed "frame work" with 3 steppers weighs in at 31 Lbs. 

This is what I got to start with with.   Anyone want to join in on the fun ???  ( One more thing, I know nothing at all about printers !!! )  The seller did "include" a really nice set of inst that he put together.  He covers every nut, bolt, screw, all tech stuff on all the steppers, every board and even has every wire coded for placement.  His manual is 92 pages long, complete with photos of "everything".   I took 20 pics of this thing from every angle to show construction.    I finally picked this one it gives you an idea of my new fun project.  I forgot that this rig is made with 25 X 25 MM and  38 x 76 MM extruded alum.  

                    Randy  -  I'll give updates to my project as it goes along.  

 

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