Finishing the idbox 3D Printer

Its been a while since I posted about the 3D printer build. This is because I decided to wait for the rest of the parts to arrive before finishing it all in one go.

I apologise that there may be a few black holes in this section of the build where I am missing photos.

Here is a summary of the second half of the build.

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The sliders for the printer head are added.

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Here construction on the printer head begins.

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The cooling fan and heat sink is added.

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The cartridge heater, thermistor is added. The cables are fed through a wire wrap to keep them tidy.

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The printer head is added to the structure. The head moves around the x and y axis of the printer area and is responsible for heating and extruding the plastic.

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The x axis motor and timing pulley are added to the printer.

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The Y axis motor and pulley are added to the printer.

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The circuit board is added to the case.

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The driver board is attached to the lower circuit board.

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The cartridge heater (red cables) is plugged into the driver board (blue terminals).

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There is a motor driver board for each motor. These are added as each motor is plugged in. The Z axis motor is also added at this point. This motor controls the height of the printers table.

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The power supply unit is prepared to be added to the printer. The input voltage is set to 230V for the UK.

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Power and ground cables are attached to the terminals on the power supply. Next the thin black and read fan power cables are added.

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The cables from the driver board are added and the power supply is housed within the printer.

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The table is added to the printer supported by the two Z axis rods. The table screw that enables the table to move up and down is attached to the z axis motor after being fed through the table.

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The extruder arm is assembled and ready to be added to the printer.

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The arm is added to the extruder motor housing and is attached to the back of the printer.

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Two plastic surfaces are screwed in under the bed to cover the electronics. The printer is now ready to be configured.

 

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