Development of our first FDM 3D Printer

Development of our first FDM 3D Printer

This post will be update from time-to-time until the finish of development

Summary

This post is about the development timeline for our very first filament-based FDM 3D printer.

  2 – MAKING OF THE ELECTRONICS & FIRMWARE

To be continued…

 


  1 – MAKING OF THE MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION

Date : 9 November 2020

Finishing of first stage of the development, installation of endstops, cooling fans, adjustor and a hotend cover are done beautifully. All the mechanical parts are working as designed.

Next stage would be intense, because it is the making of the electronics & firmware.

So I repeats the same for the second unit, and place them side by side for taking photo, marking the completion of first stage. “Light and Dark” version.

 


Date : 8 November 2020

Owner’s update

Installation of hotend, heatbed plates, more linear rods, bearings, pulley and belts. It matches the design build volume of 200 x 200 x 200 mm, a standard sized 3D printer compared to many other printers on the market.

 


Date : 7 November 2020

Owner’s update

Progression is installation of linear rods, bearings, Y-axis stepper motor and pulley system and carriages. Belt is also installed with right tension. All components are fitted pretty good so far.

 


Date : 4 November 2020

Owner’s update

This is the progression of 3D printer assembly for now, mechanical and electronic parts will arrive very soon so will continue to do more later.

This post is also available on Facebook.

 


Date : 29 October 2020

At this time, we are currently closed due to the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Sabah, Malaysia. However, we are not easily be beaten up by this mere constraints!

Owner’s update

I have decided to start own model of 3D printer at home as self initiated activity during this CMCO. Parts are arriving and eventually I will assemble them all and start testing right away. This is not only a fun DIY project during this hard time but I will make it become a sellable, locally made affordable FDM 3D printer and push it to beyond!

Unit 1 assembled frame

Unit 2 assembled frame

Assembling the frame on flat squared surface

2020V aluminium extrusion frames arrived

Only 2 units are in the making due to budget constraints, but should be good enough to get started. The frames are assembled now while waiting for more parts to arrive and start continue the assembly. The printer does not have model name yet, but I am considering a brand for it called “Eureka3D”. 
I am still an amateur in 3D printing even I am already into this field about 2-3 years ago. There are still many to learn such as the mechanical parts, firmware control, technologies of sensors, etc. I believe by going through this one can promote me from just another experienced user to a real capable 3D printer maker. Stay tuned!

The design is loosely based on the Lulzbot TAZ 5.

Same post at social media on Facebook and Instagram


Writer Information

  • Author : Henry Chau
  • Date created : 8 November 2020

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