Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer

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Protomaker Black Sprint Original
Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform
• Product Type : All In One Printers
• Cartridge Type : Original
• Utility : 3d Printing
• Printing Output : Colored
• Print Technology : Fused deposition modeling (FDM)
• Size : Large
• Other Features : Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform
• SUPC: SDL051787633

Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform

  • Product Type : All In One Printers
  • Cartridge Type : Original
  • Utility : 3d Printing
  • Printing Output : Colored
  • Print Technology : Fused deposition modeling (FDM)
  • Size : Large
  • Other Features : Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform
  • SUPC: SDL051787633
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  1. Kapton Tape PLA tested and FAILS pr 1 Fitting Kapton Tape

    This is Part 1 of my testing Kapton Tape with PLA filament printing, fitting Kapton Tape and it FAILS with PLA printed parts lifting from the build plate.

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer some repair damage

    It may take some time to get this 3D printer working to a level where it is usable due to lack of budget

    Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform
    • Product Type : All In One Printers
    • Cartridge Type : Original
    • Utility : 3d Printing
    • Printing Output : Colored
    • Print Technology : Fused deposition modelling (FDM)
    • Size : Large
    • Other Features : Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform
    • SUPC: SDL051787633

    Tweets about 3D Printers: tips, hardware software, filament ,etc…

    https://twitter.com/myvideostowatch
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  2. Kapton Tape PLA tested and FAILS pr 2 Kapton Tape Nothing Else

    This is Part 2 of my testing Kapton Tape with PLA filament printing. Printing directly on to Kapton Tape without any other treatments and it FAILS with PLA printed parts lifting from the build plate.

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer some repair damage

    It may take some time to get this 3D printer working to a level where it is usable due to lack of budget

    Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform
    • Product Type : All In One Printers
    • Cartridge Type : Original
    • Utility : 3d Printing
    • Printing Output : Colored
    • Print Technology : Fused deposition modelling (FDM)
    • Size : Large
    • Other Features : Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform
    • SUPC: SDL051787633

    Tweets about 3D Printers: tips, hardware software, filament ,etc…
    https://twitter.com/myvideostowatch
    .

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  3. Kapton Tape PLA tested and FAILS pr 3 Kapton Tape PVA Glue

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer some repair damage

    It may take some time to get this 3D printer working to a level where it is usable due to lack of budget

    Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform
    • Product Type : All In One Printers
    • Cartridge Type : Original
    • Utility : 3d Printing
    • Printing Output : Colored
    • Print Technology : Fused deposition modelling (FDM)
    • Size : Large
    • Other Features : Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform
    • SUPC: SDL051787633

    Tweets about 3D Printers: tips, hardware software, filament ,etc…
    https://twitter.com/myvideostowatch

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  4. Kapton Tape PLA tested and FAILS pr 4 Kapton Tape Hair Spray

    This is Part 4 of my testing Kapton Tape with PLA filament printing, Hair Spray and it FAILS with PLA printed parts lifting from the build plate.

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer some repair damage

    It may take some time to get this 3D printer working to a level where it is usable due to lack of budget

    Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform
    • Product Type : All In One Printers
    • Cartridge Type : Original
    • Utility : 3d Printing
    • Printing Output : Colored
    • Print Technology : Fused deposition modelling (FDM)
    • Size : Large
    • Other Features : Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform
    • SUPC: SDL051787633

    Tweets about 3D Printers: tips, hardware software, filament ,etc…

    https://twitter.com/myvideostowatch
    .

    Like

  5. Kapton Tape PLA tested and FAILS pr 5 Kapton Tape Glue Stick

    This is Part 5 of my testing Kapton Tape with PLA filament printing, using Glue Stick on Kapton Tape and it FAILS with PLA printed parts lifting from the build plate.

    Notes: I tried the same print with the heated bed temperature set to 70° C and then set to 50° C. At 50° C it did stay on the build plate, (shown at the end of this video), and it finish the print without lifting off the print bed, (this indicates a lower heated bed temperature is more beneficial), but I feed this is too unreliable to use this method all the time.

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer some repair damage

    It may take some time to get this 3D printer working to a level where it is usable due to lack of budget

    Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform
    • Product Type : All In One Printers
    • Cartridge Type : Original
    • Utility : 3d Printing
    • Printing Output : Colored
    • Print Technology : Fused deposition modelling (FDM)
    • Size : Large
    • Other Features : Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform
    • SUPC: SDL051787633

    Tweets about 3D Printers: tips, hardware software, filament ,etc…

    https://twitter.com/myvideostowatch
    .

    Like

  6. Blue Painters Tape and PLA works

    In this video for this print the heated bed is not turned on, so it is just ambient temperature, about 18° C to 22° C

    Printing PLA onto Blue Painters Tape.

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer some repair damage

    It may take some time to get this 3D printer working to a level where it is usable due to lack of budget

    Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform
    • Product Type : All In One Printers
    • Cartridge Type : Original
    • Utility : 3d Printing
    • Printing Output : Colored
    • Print Technology : Fused deposition modelling (FDM)
    • Size : Large
    • Other Features : Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform
    • SUPC: SDL051787633

    Tweets about 3D Printers: tips, hardware software, filament ,etc…
    https://twitter.com/myvideostowatch
    .

    Like

  7. Blue Painters Tape, PLA Medium sized print, distorted!!!

    PVA printing on to Blue Painters tape and heat bed turned off.

    The printed PLA Medium sized print ended up distorted!!!

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer some repair damage

    It may take some time to get this 3D printer working to a level where it is usable due to lack of budget

    Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform
    • Product Type : All In One Printers
    • Cartridge Type : Original
    • Utility : 3d Printing
    • Printing Output : Colored
    • Print Technology : Fused deposition modelling (FDM)
    • Size : Large
    • Other Features : Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform
    • SUPC: SDL051787633

    Tweets about 3D Printers: tips, hardware software, filament ,etc…

    https://twitter.com/myvideostowatch
    .

    Like

  8. PLA Blue Painters Tape 3D print warm bed test

    Setting the Heat bed to 35° C I think helps reduce any warping on this PLA 100% infill printed onto Blue Painters Tape

    Protomaker 3D Printer Was advertised for spares or repairs.

    These video Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer some repair damage

    It may take some time to get this 3D printer working to a level where it is usable due to lack of budget

    Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform
    • Product Type : All In One Printers
    • Cartridge Type : Original
    • Utility : 3d Printing
    • Printing Output : Colored
    • Print Technology : Fused deposition modelling (FDM)
    • Size : Large
    • Other Features : Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform
    • SUPC: SDL051787633

    Tweets about 3D Printers: tips, hardware software, filament ,etc…

    https://twitter.com/myvideostowatch
    .

    Like

  9. New Feeder a lot better 3D Printer Belt Drive

    The eBay seller who made the feeder used to make this 3D print was very helpful and went that extra mile to help me

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/pilvytis

    This feeding system used to make this 3D print:-

    MXL Belt Bowden Extruder 1.75mm

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:581170

    In this 3D Print I have modified, quite a bit:-

    MXL Belt Bowden Extruder 1.75mm

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:581170

    and

    LUCAS extruder version 2

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:428312

    Dragon Symbol

    https://www.myminifactory.com/object/dragon-4543

    Cura to slice into G-code that is placed onto a SD Card which is put in a LCD 12864 Display controller.

    PLA 1.70mm* Blue, E3D v6 Nozzle 0.4mm
    190° C Hotend. Heat Bed 30° C

    Infill set to zero. Retraction set to 2mm at 150mm/s
    and surface Blue Painters Tape.

    * PLA Blue sold as 1.75mm but measured at 1.70mm

    It may take some time to get this 3D printer working to a level where it is usable due to lack of budget.

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printers advertised for spares or repairs.

    Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform
    Product Type : All In One Printers
    Cartridge Type : Original
    Utility : 3d Printing
    Printing Output : Colored
    Print Technology : Fused deposition modelling (FDM)
    Size : Large
    Other Features : Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform

    SUPC: SDL051787633

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  10. Save money time and filament 3D Printing

    Near enough a Double saving of money, time and plastic

    In Cura I will also use a 3D Print zero infill durring this initial testing.

    This will also save money, time and plastic to see how well the
    parts actually will fit together.

    It may take some time to get this 3D printer working to a level where it is usable due to lack of budget.

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printers advertised for spares or repairs.

    Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform
    Product Type : All In One Printers
    Cartridge Type : Original
    Utility : 3d Printing
    Printing Output : Colored
    Print Technology : Fused deposition modelling (FDM)
    Size : Large
    Other Features : Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform

    SUPC: SDL051787633

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  11. BLTouch Classic Auto-Leveling Sensor Part 1

    Unboxing and very basic test, fails at first but updating Marlin sorts out the issues.

    I am using RAMPS 1.4 with an LCD12864 graphics display controller with SD card

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer

    BLTouch Probe used for Auto Home and bed leveling.

    Antclabs
    http://www.antclabs.com

    Indiegogo campaign

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bltouch-auto-bed-leveling-sensor-for-3d-printers/x/4088298#/

    Google Plus

    https://plus.google.com/communities/109126963511513081214

    The fails where a Marlin issue I was using Release Candidate — Marlin 1.1.0-RC3 – 01 December 2015 which failed but the update to Marlin-1.1.0-RC6 : May 2016 has fixed the issue

    Marlin-1.1.0-RC6 : May 2016
    Reprap FW with look ahead. SDcard and LCD support. It works on Gen6, Ultimaker, RAMPS and Sanguinololu

    https://github.com/MarlinFirmware/Marlin

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  12. BLTouch Classic Auto-Leveling Sensor Part 2

    Fitting and actual test print 100mm cube.

    I am using RAMPS 1.4 with an LCD12864 graphics display controller with SD card

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer

    BLTouch Probe used for Auto Home and bed leveling.

    Antclabs

    http://www.antclabs.com

    Indiegogo campaign

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bltouch-auto-bed-leveling-sensor-for-3d-printers/x/4088298#/

    Google Plus

    https://plus.google.com/communities/109126963511513081214

    The fails where a Marlin issue I was using Release Candidate — Marlin 1.1.0-RC3 – 01 December 2015 which failed but the update to Marlin-1.1.0-RC6 : May 2016 has fixed the issue

    Marlin-1.1.0-RC6 : May 2016

    Reprap FW with look ahead. SDcard and LCD support. It works on Gen6, Ultimaker, RAMPS and Sanguinololu

    https://github.com/MarlinFirmware/Marlin

    .

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  13. BLTouch Classic Auto-Leveling Sensor Probe. Real life print

    An actual model print

    I get some shifting and strings, not due to the which is fine.

    I am using RAMPS 1.4 with an LCD12864 graphics display controller with SD card

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer

    BLTouch Probe used for Auto Home and bed leveling.
    Antclabs

    http://www.antclabs.com

    Indiegogo campaign

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bltouch-auto-bed-leveling-sensor-for-3d-printers/x/4088298#/

    Google Plus

    https://plus.google.com/communities/109126963511513081214

    The fails where a Marlin issue I was using Release Candidate — Marlin 1.1.0-RC3 – 01 December 2015 which failed but the update to Marlin-1.1.0-RC6 : May 2016 has fixed the issue

    Marlin-1.1.0-RC6 : May 2016

    Reprap FW with look ahead. SDcard and LCD support. It works on Gen6, Ultimaker, RAMPS and Sanguinololu

    https://github.com/MarlinFirmware/Marlin

    .

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  14. Mobile phone tripod mount Update 1

    Using BLTouch Classic Auto Leveling Probe

    I am using RAMPS 1.4 with an LCD12864 graphics display controller with SD card

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer

    BLTouch Probe used for Auto Home and bed leveling.

    Antclabs

    http://www.antclabs.com

    Indiegogo campaign

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bltouch-auto-bed-leveling-sensor-for-3d-printers/x/4088298#/

    Google Plus

    https://plus.google.com/communities/109126963511513081214

    The fails where a Marlin issue I was using Release Candidate — Marlin 1.1.0-RC3 – 01 December 2015 which failed but the update to Marlin-1.1.0-RC6 : May 2016 has fixed the issue

    Marlin-1.1.0-RC6 : May 2016

    Reprap FW with look ahead. SDcard and LCD support. It works on Gen6, Ultimaker, RAMPS and Sanguinololu

    https://github.com/MarlinFirmware/Marlin

    .

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  15. Mobile phone tripod mount Update 2

    My Mobliephone is Moto G (3rd Generation)

    Using BLTouch Classic Auto Leveling Probe

    I am using RAMPS 1.4 with an LCD12864 graphics display controller with SD card

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer

    BLTouch Probe used for Auto Home and bed leveling.

    Antclabs

    http://www.antclabs.com

    Indiegogo campaign

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bltouch-auto-bed-leveling-sensor-for-3d-printers/x/4088298#/

    Google Plus

    https://plus.google.com/communities/109126963511513081214

    I had a Marlin issue I was using Release Candidate —

    Marlin 1.1.0-RC3 – 01 December 2015 which failed but the update to Marlin-1.1.0-RC6 : May 2016 has fixed the issue

    Marlin-1.1.0-RC6 : May 2016

    Reprap FW with look ahead. SDcard and LCD support. It works on Gen6, Ultimaker, RAMPS and Sanguinololu

    https://github.com/MarlinFirmware/Marlin

    This is a MXL Belt Bowden Extruder 1.75mm

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:581170

    The eBay seller who made the feeder used to make this print was very helpful and went that extra mile to help me

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/pilvytis

    .

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  16. Mobile phone tripod mount. Final version

    My Mobliephone is Moto G (3rd Generation)

    Thingiverse File download:=

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1561465

    Some improvement to this design of this Mobile phone Tripod Mount.

    I am using Cura to see if Blobs and Zits are reduced.

    https://www.simplify3d.com/support/print-quality-troubleshooting/#blobs-and-zits

    Using BLTouch Classic Auto Leveling Probe

    I am using RAMPS 1.4 with an LCD12864 graphics display controller with SD card

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer

    BLTouch Probe used for Auto Home and bed leveling.

    Antclabs : BLTouch Probe : They have gone the extra mile to help me)

    http://www.antclabs.com

    Indiegogo campaign

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bltouch-auto-bed-leveling-sensor-for-3d-printers/x/4088298#/

    Google Plus
    https://plus.google.com/communities/109126963511513081214

    I had a Marlin issue I was using Release Candidate —

    Marlin 1.1.0-RC3 – 01 December 2015 which failed but the update to Marlin-1.1.0-RC6 : May 2016 has fixed the issue

    Marlin-1.1.0-RC6 : May 2016

    Reprap FW with look ahead. SDcard and LCD support. It works on Gen6, Ultimaker, RAMPS and Sanguinololu

    https://github.com/MarlinFirmware/Marlin

    This is a MXL Belt Bowden Extruder 1.75mm

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:581170

    The eBay seller who made the feeder used to make this print was very helpful and also went that extra mile to help me

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/pilvytis

    Like

  17. RAMPS 1.4 etc in a shoebox from 24 Volts

    Power supply:-
    https://hackaday.io/project/8680-power-supply-plan-24-volts-300watt-heatpad

    It may take some time to get this 3D printer working to a level where it is usable due to lack of budget.

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printers advertised for spares or repairs.

    Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform
    Product Type : All In One Printers
    Cartridge Type : Original
    Utility : 3d Printing
    Printing Output : Colored
    Print Technology : Fused deposition modelling (FDM)
    Size : Large

    Other Features : Powder Coated Mild Steel Structure With Acrylic Build Platform

    SUPC: SDL051787633

    .

    Like

  18. Quick Release Belt Drive Feeding. The “Pins”

    The “Pins”

    One Pin is used to hold the skateboard bearing and the other Pin which has a hole in for a 4mm bolt is to pivot that bolt for quick release of the filament.

    Other parts for this “Quick Release Belt Drive Feeding” to follow.

    I am using Cura 15.04.2 to slice onto a SD card for use in LCD12864 graphics display controller driving RAMPS 1.4 via Marlin
    BLTouch Probe used for Auto Home and bed leveling. Very helpful.

    Antclabs

    http://www.antclabs.com

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer

    Cura* to slice into G-code that is placed onto a SD Card which is put in a LCD 12864 Display controller.

    PLA Black 1.75mm*, E3D v6 Nozzle 0.4mm
    190° C Hotend all layers.
    Heat Bed 70° C
    Infill set to 80%. Layers 0.06 {fine}
    No supports or raft.
    Retraction set to 0.7mm at 40mm/s
    Surface Blue Painters Tape cleaned with Isopropyl alcohol.

    BLTouch Classic Auto Leveling Probe Antclab website
    http://www.antclabs.com
    * PLA measured at 1.70mm

    This Quick Release Belt Drive Feeding is based on:-
    This is a MXL Belt Bowden Extruder 1.75mm

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:581170

    The eBay seller who made the feeder used to make this print was very helpful and went that extra mile to help me

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/pilvytis

    .

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  19. Quick Release Belt Drive Feeding

    The “Push Plate” used to push the filament against the hob bolt

    Other parts for this “Quick Release Belt Drive Feeding” to follow

    I am using Cura 15.04.2 to slice onto a SD card for use in LCD12864 graphics display controller driving RAMPS 1.4 via Marlin

    BLTouch Probe used for Auto Home and bed leveling.

    Antclabs

    http://www.antclabs.com

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer

    Cura* to slice into G-code that is placed onto a SD Card which is put in a LCD 12864 Display controller.

    PLA Black 1.75mm*, E3D v6 Nozzle 0.4mm

    190° C Hotend all layers.

    Heat Bed 70° C

    Infill set to 80%. Layers 0.06 {fine}

    No supports or raft.

    Retraction set to 0.7mm at 40mm/s

    Surface Blue Painters Tape cleaned with Isopropyl alcohol.

    BLTouch Classic Auto Leveling Probe Antclab website, very helpful.

    http://www.antclabs.com

    * PLA measured at 1.70mm

    This Quick Release Belt Drive Feeding is based on:-

    This is a MXL Belt Bowden Extruder 1.75mm

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:581170

    The eBay seller who made the feeder used to make this print was very helpful and went that extra mile to help me

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/pilvytis

    Like

  20. Auto level Probe but not leveling

    Auto Leveling probes the print bed, (G29 after G28 Home), but the Z Axis does not level/tram, (move up or down as the print bed moves in the X or Y plane), during the print to allow for any out of level print bed.

    This simple fix worked for me 🙂

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  21. Quick Release Belt Drive Feeding. The “Main Belt Drive” Some Zits

    Other parts for this “Quick Release Belt Drive Feeding” to follow

    I am using Slic3r to slice onto a SD card for use in LCD12864 graphics display controller driving RAMPS 1.4 via Marlin

    BLTouch Probe used for Auto Home and bed leveling. Very helpful.

    Antclabs

    http://www.antclabs.com

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer

    PLA Black 1.75mm*, E3D v6 Nozzle 0.4mm

    190° C First Layer and 180° C Other layers.

    Heat Bed 70° C, yes for PLA!!!

    Infill set to 80%. Layers 0.06 {fine}

    No supports or raft.

    Retraction set to 0.7mm at 40mm/s

    Surface Blue Painters Tape cleaned with Isopropyl alcohol.

    BLTouch Classic Auto Leveling Probe Antclab website went that extra mile to help me

    http://www.antclabs.com

    * PLA measured at 1.70mm

    This Quick Release Belt Drive Feeding is based on:-

    This is a MXL Belt Bowden Extruder 1.75mm

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:581170

    The eBay seller who made the feeder used to make this print was very helpful and also went that extra mile to help me

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/pilvytis

    .

    Like

  22. 24 Volt to 12 Volt Buck Convertor Heat

    24 Volt to 12 Volt Buck Convertor Heat reducing

    24 Volt to 12 Volt Buck Convertor. Trying to cut down the Heat in this unit

    I use a 24 Volt PSU to power a 24 Volt, 300 Watt Heat Pad via a Solid State Relay that is controlled by the RAMPS 1.4. From the same 24 Volt power supply I use a 24 Volt to 12 Volt

    Buck Convertor to power : the RAMPS 1.4, LED lighting as well as some fans.

    The 24 Volt to 12 Volt Buck Convertor works well but gets hot in use.

    This video shows the adding of a heat sink and fan to try to keep it cooler when in use.

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer

    eBay New 24V to 12V DC-DC 30A Car Power Supply Inverter Converter Conversion Device

    This 24 Volt to 12 Volt

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  23. The “Main Belt Drive” Cura. Shifted layer at about 50%

    Quick Release Belt Drive Feeding.

    I am using Cura to slice onto a SD card for use in LCD12864 graphics display controller driving RAMPS 1.4 via Marlin

    Other parts for this “Quick Release Belt Drive Feeding” to follow

    I am using Cura to slice onto a SD card for use in LCD12864 graphics display controller driving RAMPS 1.4 via Marlin

    BLTouch Probe used for Auto Home and bed leveling. Very helpful.

    Antclabs

    http://www.antclabs.com

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer

    PLA Black 1.75mm*, E3D v6 Nozzle 0.4mm

    190° C All Layers

    Heat Bed 0° C, for PLA!!!

    Infill set to 80%.

    Retractions as shown in the Cura settings displayed this video.

    Supports used because of overhangs, which possibly could be designed out of this part.

    No raft.

    Surface Blue Painters Tape cleaned with Isopropyl alcohol.

    BLTouch Classic Auto Leveling Probe Antclab website went that extra mile to help me

    http://www.antclabs.com

    * PLA measured at 1.70mm

    This Quick Release Belt Drive Feeding is based on:-

    This is a MXL Belt Bowden Extruder 1.75mm

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:581170

    The eBay seller who made the feeder used to make this print was very helpful and also went that extra mile to help me

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/pilvytis

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  24. Main Belt Drive Cura. Success

    Changed both Marlin, Firmware settings to print slower : Travel, Acceleration, Jerk speeds and Cura was also asked to print slower with the G-Gode slice.

    Quick Release Belt Drive Feeding.

    I am using Cura to slice onto a SD card for use in LCD12864 graphics display controller driving RAMPS 1.4 via Marlin

    Other parts for this “Quick Release Belt Drive Feeding” to follow

    I am using Cura to slice onto a SD card for use in LCD12864 graphics display controller driving RAMPS 1.4 via Marlin

    BLTouch Probe used for Auto Home and bed leveling. Very helpful.

    Antclabs

    http://www.antclabs.com

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer

    PLA Black 1.75mm*, E3D v6 Nozzle 0.4mm

    190° C All Layers

    Heat Bed 0° C

    Infill set to 80%.

    Retractions as shown in the Cura settings displayed this video.

    Supports used because of overhangs, which possibly could be designed out of this part.

    No raft.

    Surface Blue Painters Tape cleaned with Isopropyl alcohol.

    BLTouch Classic Auto Leveling Probe Antclab website went that extra mile to help me

    http://www.antclabs.com

    * PLA measured at 1.70mm

    This Quick Release Belt Drive Feeding is based on:-

    This is a MXL Belt Bowden Extruder 1.75mm

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:581170

    The eBay seller who made the feeder used to make this print was very helpful and also went that extra mile to help me

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/pilvytis

    Like

  25. “Main Body” Quick Release Belt Drive Feeding. Cura.

    Success, small warping and some ringing, I think they call it

    Changed both Marlin, Firmware settings to print slower :

    Travel, Acceleration, Jerk speeds and Cura was also asked to print slower with the G-Gode slice.

    I am using Cura to slice onto a SD card for use in LCD12864 graphics display controller driving RAMPS 1.4 via Marlin

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer

    This feeder is strongly based on :-

    Belt Feed MXL Belt Bowden Extruder 1.75mm

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:581170

    The eBay seller who made the feeder used to make this 3D print was very helpful and went that extra mile to help me

    eBay seller : Pilvytis http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/pilvytis

    The Dragon Symbol is from:-
    http://www.myminifactory.com/object/dragon-4543

    PLA Black 1.75mm*, E3D v6 Nozzle 0.4mm

    190° C All Layers

    Heat Bed 0° C, for Black PLA (1.75mm), measured at 1.70mm
    Infill set to 80%.

    Retractions in Cura set at 4.5mm at 40mm/s, this a high setting for the E3D v6 Hot end I use. Retractions of 5mm or more are troublesome as they pull hot filament up into the cold areas of the hotend where they can freeze, adhere and jam.

    Supports used because of overhangs

    No raft.

    Surface Blue Painters Tape cleaned with Isopropyl alcohol.

    Some ringing, I think they call it

    Some small warping

    Cura 15.04.5 used to slice

    BLTouch Classic Auto Leveling Probe Antclab website
    Also very helpful and went that extra mile

    http://www.antclabs.com

    Heat Pad 300 Watts 24 Volts Custom size 275mm x 225mm heat pad.
    KEENOVO Custom Designed and Manufactured Silicone Heated
    Went that extra mile to help me pick the correct heat pad

    eBay seller: Keenovo http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/keenovo

    Optical smooth rods, in my case 8mm diameter
    OD 8mm x 400mm Linear Optical Axis Steel Bearing Cylinder Rail for Drive Shaft

    eBay Seller : heavend http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/heavends

    Noise during this print:-

    AMD Heat sink with 80mm fan to cool down the buck convertor of 24 Volts PSU supply to 12 Volts for the RAMPS 1.4, LED ‘s and fans. This is too loud. I plan to change the AMD CPU heat sink fan supplied with a Gelid Solutions Silent Quiet Case Fan this should be much quieter. I may get a separate 12 Volt PSU instead

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  26. Quick Release Belt Drive Feeding. Putting parts together need tweaks.

    Trying to build a Belt Drive feeder system putting all the
    parts together I find that it works, (simulated test only).

    It could still benefit from some tweaks and improvements..

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer

    This feeder is strongly based on :-

    Belt Feed MXL Belt Bowden Extruder 1.75mm
    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:581170

    The eBay seller who made the feeder used to make this 3D print
    was very helpful and went that extra mile to help me
    eBay seller : Pilvytis

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/pilvytis

    The Dragon Symbol is from:-
    http://www.myminifactory.com/object/dragon-4543

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  27. Silent 8 Fan quieter Buck Convertor fan for my 3D printer

    When trying to cut down the heat caused by the 24 Volt to 12 Volt
    Buck Convertor I used an AMD CPU Heatsink and fan. This reduces
    heat but results in a much louder system so I exchange this noisy
    AMD CPU fan for a Silent 8 Fan, (80mm).

    I use a 24 Volt PSU to power a 24 Volt, 300 Watt Heat Pad
    via a Solid State Relay that is controlled by the RAMPS 1.4.

    From the same 24 Volt power supply I use a 24 Volt to 12 Volt
    Buck Convertor to power : the RAMPS 1.4,
    LED lighting as well as some fans.

    The 24 Volt to 12 Volt Buck Convertor works well but gets hot in use.

    Protomaker Black Sprint Original 3D Printer

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  28. Pause Testing. I wanted to test the “Pause” functions on my 3D Printer.

    I wanted to test the “Pause” functions on my 3D Printer.

    Pause Testing. I wanted to test the “Pause” functions on my 3D Printer.

    So I made this (light weight in plastic use and time), simple “stl” file.

    All it is is a tube, 25mm height, with some small parts at 5mm heights stinking out to indicate where Pause is selected.

    Then using Cura I asked for the “Pause at height” plugin to pause at a Z height, (and also move the nozzle for easier access/filament changing etc), in my case 5mm and started to print.

    This worked very well as I expected.

    Note: the headbed and the nozzle temperatures stay on while Paused.

    After Pause.

    Clicking the knob on the LCD12864 Full Graphic Smart Controller moved the nozzle back to where the Pause started and continued the print without any issues.

    Then I tried using the LCD12864 Full Graphic Smart Controller Pause option.

    This worked BUT:-

    a) The nozzle stayed where it was Paused at. This caused a blob of plastic to be oozed onto the part at this position.
    b) It takes a bit of time to select the Pause option on the LCD12864 Full Graphic Smart Controller and printing continues until the Pause is actually selected. This means that the Pause may be harder to control for the actual position of the height, etc..

    After Pause.

    Selecting Resume on the LCD12864 Full Graphic Smart Controller started and continued the print form the unmoved nozzle position.

    Note: the headbed and the nozzle temperatures stay on while Paused.

    STL file download and details Thingiverse.

    Pause Testing.stl

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1639671

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