The "Flying Extruder" Mod

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Re: The "Flying Extruder" Mod

Postby enggmaug » Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:18 am

I am considering doing something similar, but instead of rubber bands, did you try doing it using just counterweights ?

If you need some elasticity, maybe the counterweights could be attached using a spring ?

Does it make sense ?

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Re: The "Flying Extruder" Mod

Postby aehM_Key » Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:35 am

Totally!

The rubber band solution was working great at the beginning, but they wore out over time, so I upgraded to the counterweight solution.

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A plastic coated metal string is running over two ball bearing down to a moving weight.

The extruder is now really "flying" - negligible force influences to the end effector no matter at what position!

(In comparison to the "very new" Fly-n-Strude.)

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Re: The "Flying Extruder" Mod

Postby enggmaug » Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:34 pm

Lovely

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Re: The "Flying Extruder" Mod

Postby Jimustanguitar » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:25 pm

Is that a space blanket heated build chamber?

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Re: The "Flying Extruder" Mod

Postby aehM_Key » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:36 pm

Yes, it is. Get it above 40deg Celsius now.

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Re: The "Flying Extruder" Mod

Postby teoman » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:40 pm

It looks a little bit like a plant growing box.
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