Naked Printer.

A project log for Arcus-3D-M2 - Mixed material filament printer

Active mixing, fused filament fabrication 3D printer.

daren-schwenkeDaren Schwenke 04/17/2017 at 13:080 Comments

Re-designed and cut some new side panels for the M2.

Since it was torn down, we got to correct a couple other minor issues as well.

Machined down the center hole of the polycarbonate top panel to match the corresponding AL plate. It was originally spec'd out as slightly smaller for aesthetic reasons. This resulted in the maddening tendency of the filament to get caught on the resulting lip as you tried to load it in the printer.

Since switching to BerdAir part cooling, the additional silicone tube was just dangling. We changed from using heat shrink to a mesh sock on that harness. It was an aesthetic change initially, but the sock also makes the harness flex more evenly which should prolong it's lifespan. It's also stiffer than I would like now, but is not causing any issues yet.

A new print head is still being machined, so no pictures until that is done.

No badgers were harmed in the making of this printer.