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A project log for Arcus-3D-M1 - Full Color Filament Printer

Active mixing, fused filament fabrication 3D printer.

Daren SchwenkeDaren Schwenke 04/03/2016 at 01:472 Comments

Got the latest print head torn down, cleaned up, and ready for my replacement stainless tubing to arrive.

In the mean time, here's a pic of the surviving prototype print heads, which didn't get recycled to make new parts.

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Daren Schwenke wrote 04/03/2016 at 05:54 point

Left to right, oldest to newest.  Some are missing, and parts were re-used from one to the next if I needed them. 

There is a <2mm impeller with a spring loaded seal/bearing, loosely coupled to the BLDC motor with a pin/slot drive in there.  That bit took a very long time to get right.

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Jarrett wrote 04/03/2016 at 05:41 point

I was just thinking about asking for more pictures :)

Reading your logs about trying to reduce the melt area as much as possible, I assume the ones on the right are more recent. What's connect to the shaft of your BLDC motor there? Did you cut out the bottom of the block and machine out a metal prop or something?

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