Mass Production Test with Y-Axis Conveyor Belt

A project log for Automatic Infinite 3D Printer

The Automatic Infinite 3D Printer (i3D) gives anyone the power of a factory.

Swaleh OwaisSwaleh Owais 04/15/2018 at 01:440 Comments

     I printed a queue of parts on my integrated conveyor. The parts all printed and ejected successfully, but there were still some issues.

[Figure 1: Printing Queue of Jobs with 3D Printer]

    I am currently printing on a roll of duct tape. While the print surface is fine, duct tape cannot withstand the high temperature of the nozzle. If the hot end touches the duct tape, the tape melts and fuses with the extruded plastic. This adhesion makes it more difficult for the part to be ejected later on.

[Figure 2: Duct Tape Belt Damaged by Hot End]

    I plan on replacing the belt with a stainless steel shim.