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Quantum Delta

Postby bdring » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:37 pm

Over couple dozen emails Jeremy and I have designed possibly the worlds smallest delta printer. We are going to try to fab, assemble and test it in one evening.

The goal was for it to be smaller than the Up Mini or Tantalus printers. Here is a rendering with a pop can rendered on top for size reference. The size is 230mm x 230mm x 320mm.

The bed is 100mm diameter. The extruder (MakerGear) is stationary and the bed moves. It is intended for PLA only. It uses NEMA14 motors and an X1 controller. Not counting hardware or electronics, it only has about 20 unique parts.

If anyone in the area wants to help, come to PS1 on Thursday night. This is just for the fun of the build and not meant to be a practical machine.

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Re: Quantum Delta

Postby albill » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:13 pm

Man, that is sweet. Keep us up to date on what happens!
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Re: Quantum Delta

Postby orcinus » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:01 pm

Sweet bot! :)
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Re: Quantum Delta

Postby BenJackson » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:33 pm

I wonder if you designed the geometry just right if you could "invert" the table (switch from arms pointing up to arms pointing down) when you need to move the print down past the current limit. I'd have to model it in Alibre and start dragging carriages around to see if that can be made to work
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Re: Quantum Delta

Postby bdring » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:56 pm

I think you can. You might need to check the z head room after the print.
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Re: Quantum Delta

Postby bdring » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:05 pm

OK... Not on this one. The build plate hits the rods.
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Re: Quantum Delta

Postby bdring » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:12 pm

I do plan to try printing upside down. :D
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Re: Quantum Delta

Postby Enraged » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:47 pm

is 5 axis printing in your future?
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Re: Quantum Delta

Postby bdring » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:13 pm

Maybe I can carry it around the room while it is printing. That adds two, maybe three more axes.
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Build it Tonight.

Postby bdring » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:35 pm

We are on for tonight's build attempt. Come to PS1 if you want to help build this little guy.

Final (??) design

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