Hi, backer 3513...received and built...all moves right but the motor on estruder seems to move the thread of PLA to me seems to be moving much too slow to be able to dump the material. I have a 3d pen for several months and that makes it move much more quickly, may be the problem. Solutions?
@Creator Was there suppose to a survey that gonna be sent after the campaign ended? When is that gonna happen?
Was there suppose to a survey that gonna be sent after the campaign ended?
@Pat Thank you for your detailed questions. Please wait for a few days as our engineers have tons of work at hand to fulfill you guy's expectation and to deliver the printer on time. Thank you for your understanding.
I'm looking around your campaign and in the comments and updates but I can find the answer to some questions
1. is the extruder all metal or ptfe lining
2. are filament such ninjaflex and carbon fiber (just examples) printable with out to much of a hassle I ask because you claim it prints nylon which is a type of flexible material and I have tired on my $800 robo 3d r1 plus and they also claim it could print nylon but it can not without some major modding to it so they basically lied about it
3. is the nozzle plated or resistant in anyway or can it be easily swapped out for one that is
4.and I thought I same it somewhere about choosing the color of the printer I assume that we get to choose it when the final version is set?
@David Boyd, Really a professional player ^_^
here is the brief reply of your question.
1st,we have design a tools to make sure every 3D printer 101 is nearly same before then shipped out of factory, and when you got it, just turn a few screws, and then print one of our tested file and see the quality, if it as same as the picture we show you, it would be ok. if not, just check the object you printed, and adjust one or two screws, then it would be ok.
3rd, due to the current is still need to adjust when the final product came out. and usually, we usually use the speed is 12mm/s to ensure the object quality. due to the print volume is not very big, so we think this speed is enough for a toy. ^_^.
4th, well, actually, our prototype has worked 10hours a day, and two weeks in a row, and it is still alive. ^_^ so we just believe it is not that easy to break. and we gonna record a video to show the basic skill of 3d Printer Maintenance when the 101Hero 3D Printer shipped. Besides, We try to build a distributor network in the future, so the user could just buy and replace part if some part is really broken.
5th, yes, it's customized. ^_^ I have upload the photo of it on our website.
6th, well, it's ok to carry the motor, and we just worry about if use bowden, it may be more complicate to assemble for kids or newbie.
7th, well, that's really a problem, did you have a solution if you generate your own gcode?
8th, we have designed a cooling part for the extruder to extend the life of the hotend and extruder.
@ Austin Henley we have design a tools to make sure every 3D printer 101 is nearly same before then shipped out of factory, and when you got it, just turn a few screws, and then print one of our tested file and see the quality, if it as same as the picture we show you, it would be ok. if not, just check the object you printed, and adjust one or two screws, then it would be ok.
@ Pat, we may could make some add-on in the future, but due to budget limited this time, so we have to control the cost. but actually, delta is hard to make dual extruder, because the moving platform need to be very light weight. so if we want to make dual extruder, we have to move the extruding motor onto the frame of the 3D Printer.
2nd, for heated bed, technically, yes, but there're very few delta 3D printer has a heat bed. and that is not safe for child use. you know, heat bed usually need to be set more than 80`C.
3rd, we may would develop a LCD add-on in the future.
4th, well, we gonna show you how to use SD card to print when final product came out, no worries, and please just store one file in SD card each time.
@ Thomas Leung Usually, for the prototype, we set it as 12mm/s to ensure we could get the good quality, it may could increase, but when the final product came out, we gonna set a better speed to ensure the print quality.
Ok, In update 3 you asked for questions to be posted under Update #2. So here are my original ones from the comment area:
Now for the questions:
1. Delta printers have notorious calibration problems. Basically, the exact lengths of the arms, heights of the towers, and tower spacing create ugly math related to leveling. Specifically, it is not just a planar leveling that can be solved by adjusting the bed level. Often, delta printers have a bowl effect in the level where the while the center may be fine, the outer edges are too far or two close between the print head and the bed. I don't see any mention of an autolevel mechanism (which I would not expect on this price printer). So the question is how does this printer account for slight differences in manufacturing tolerances?
Please find one of the many delta bed level test models and print that out with micrometer measurements of the layer thickness?
2. Please post details of the electronics and more specifically the Firmware baseline (marlin, repetier, sailfish, ???). Delta printers have been known to benefit from better and faster processors due to the math involved translating x,y,z coordinates to arm heights. The firmware will tell us the level of compatibility.
3. Please post the slic3r and/or cura configs sooner rather than later. Interested to see the speeds used.
4. What is the spare parts plan? Ok at $100 which is less than the cost of some hot ends replace the whole printer. Specifically, I am looking at the hot end and nozzle which tend to be the things the jam/break most often.
5. Please post a diagram/picture of the hot end design and the end effector design? Those parts look really custom.
6. Please confirm that the extruder motor is mounted on the end effector. Any thoughts about going to a bowden set up to reduce weight on the end effector? Weight of the end effector is one of the biggest contributors to backlash and rippling on delta printers.
7. I am pretty certain you are not manufacturing your own filament and thankfully you do not appear to be trying to lock people into only using the filament you sell. So how does one with your site model of pre-sliced models deal with the variations in filament diameter across manufactures and even between batches from the same manufactures? Typically, I see the measured diameter of 1.75mm filament range from 1.65mm to 1.8mm (bigger filament is REALLY bad) and even seen it vary from one part of the spool to another? Similar question related to temperatures? Different filament depending on manufacture, color, and batch run benefits from slightly higher or lower printing temps. That is at least easy to adjust by editing the GCODE directly unlike the filament size which requires re-slicing.
8. Information on extruder and hotend construction are needed. How does the drive mechanism work (determines if flexible filaments can be printed)? Also, is the hotend all metal or does it have a PTFE liner. How is it cooled? And of course what about replacement parts (see above).
Since this is 90% pre-assembled how much calibration will be needed to get the quality of prints as shown in your pyramid print video?
Could this print flexible material and a filament like carbon fiber fill and will there be any upgrade later on for ability such an enclosure dual extruder perhaps? heated bed? And is there a screen for it if not then how know which file to print from SD card? can you have one file on the sd card ?
Hi, What is the printing speed of the printer?
@ MasterVault these two design is the control board case and the connecting rod.
It looks that the control pad exhaust heat.
It looks the Creator has the molds made, and they are made pictures of renders because to manipulate molds is necessary a crane (or heavy machinery).
Did you produce a pre production prototype?
Please send me a PM. I manage a tool room and if these are your mold designs I have some concerns. Best you get in touch before any metal is cut!