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I am currently a student majoring in Mechanical Engineering. I previously went to technical college for an AAS Degree, and have been an Automotive Technician for the past few years. I thoroughly enjoy the process of designing to solve technical problems. The mechanical engineering field is my particular area of high interest.

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  • How to Create a Large 3D Printer using a Smaller 3D Printer - "Project Locus"

    KyleW57, I apologize for that, thank you for the heads up!

    Ascension Props, I am very glad to see you're interested in building this printer as well! Your plan of attack is certainly valid, essentially the only thing that is different between the printers is the size and the addition of parts. You will need a bigger heatbed, and with that you'll need an adequate power supply. You should be able to print all of the parts with your current i3, I printed all of my parts with my i2 at the time. As far as design changes/performance, not many things have been changed since the original design. Currently I have considered alternative options for the XY-Gantry, since the 8mm rods spanning such a distance have concerned me with possible slight deflections in the z-direction. Alternative options I am considering are other linear motion options, somethi...see more »Ascension Props, I am very glad to see you're interested in building this printer as well! Your plan of attack is certainly valid, essentially the only thing that is different between the printers is the size and the addition of parts. You will need a bigger heatbed, and with that you'll need an adequate power supply. You should be able to print all of the parts with your current i3, I printed all of my parts with my i2 at the time. As far as design changes/performance, not many things have been changed since the original design. Currently I have considered alternative options for the XY-Gantry, since the 8mm rods spanning such a distance have concerned me with possible slight deflections in the z-direction. Alternative options I am considering are other linear motion options, something more along the lines of an "extruded profile" type of rail (vs. round rods and lm8uu linear bearings).

    I apologize for the delay, could you please provide more details as to how it does not fit?

    Hello MalteF, the parts you'd want to focus on changing would be those related to the height (Z direction) of the printer. Essentially making it taller. Some of those parts would be the threaded rods for the z-axis, as well as the addition of extrusions to make up for the added height.

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