Stepper motors for Prusa mendel? Answered

I have these bipolar round stepper motors that i salvaged from old printers . Can I use this stepper motor in the prusa mendel? and will they work fine?  also can i use stepper motors which are like this one.. meaning the round small ones or do i need to use the nema 17 ones?

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Why do prints on Repetier Host not start, when manual heating and motor controls work?

I am running a RAMPS board Prusa i3 on the newest version of Repetier Host, and everything worked fine on the last computer I had. I set Repetier up on a new computer, and everything functions as it should except that when I try to start a print, it says a print is in progress, but it's not printing. The stop/pause buttons are there as if a print is in progress, the bottom right corner forever says its printing layer 0, and the manual control window does not show a print in progress. Testing has indicated that the motors and heaters respond correctly when using manual controls, so the problem isn't the connection, baud rate, etc. Nothing was changed in terms of the hardware or firmware of the printer itself. The print runs fine using the virtual printer simulation. I also tried deselecting the box for "check extruder and bed temperature". Does anyone know what would cause the print to fail to start?

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3d Printer Extruder Answered

Hi! I want to make a Wades geared extruder. But since i don't have a printer to make the printed parts, i want to make them with wood. So i need to know the dimensions for the parts. The length, breadth and height of main body and idler. and radius of the wheel. an image to what i need  please i need some help. thank you :)

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0.3mm nozzle printing speeds?

I am currently finetuning my homemade hotend and was wondering what you guys have in the speed settings for 0.3mm nozzles printing ABS? I started with the aim of reaching 120mm/s but after some hours of finetuning I am currently trying to breach the 200mm/s barrier. As I am only using a very old Mendel Prusa I am actually quite happy that I got that far. What speeds are possible with the current printer models? (not the statements on the website, real life)

Topic by Downunder35m 


3D Printers for Peace competition - ideas that benefit humanity

Michigan Tech University has opened a 3D printing contest: Printers for Peace! They are challenging the 3D printing community to design things that advance the cause of peace. This is an open-ended contest, but if you’d like some ideas, ask yourself what Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King, or Gandhi would make if they’d had access to 3D printing! Prizes:   1st Prize Fully assembled, open-source Type A Machines Series 1 3D Printer The Series 1 recently won best in class in the Make: Ultimate Guide to 3-D Printing. It has a 9-by-9-by-9-inch build volume, prints at 90mm/sec in PLA, ABS and PVA with 0.1mm resolution. 2nd Prize Michigan Tech’s MOST version of the RepRap Prusa Mendel open-source 3D printer kit The RepRap can be built in a weekend. It has a 7.8–by-7.8-by-6.8-inch build volume on a heated bed, prints comfortably at 80 mm/sec ABS, 45 mm/sec PLA, HDPE and PVA with 0.1 mm resolution. 3rd Prize MatterHackers sampler pack: MatterHackers sampler pack of 3-D printer materials of 3 PRO Series PLA spools, Laywoo-D3, Nylon, and Soft PLA. Anyone in the United States or Canada (excluding judges and their relatives) is welcome to enter. Contest closes September 1, 2013. For more information and to enter visit the Michigan Tech site 

Topic by Ivana_Zelenika