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by Xeno
February 24th, 2017, 3:56 pm
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Folgertech FT-5
Replies: 23
Views: 325

Re: Folgertech FT-5

My printer arrived Monday I haven't opened the box yet... I know I want to replace the glueboard/non-metal pieces. I asked FolgerTech about obtaining a copy of the laser files in CAD format, so I can CNC my own pieces. I see some have discussed using cable chain wire offered by Igus, which offers s...
by Xeno
February 24th, 2017, 3:41 pm
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Folgertech FT-5
Replies: 23
Views: 325

Re: Folgertech FT-5

There are DXF files in the facebook files section, but you really have to check the accuracy, some parts don't have the correct measurements, and all have decreases size to account for the laser width. You might want to look at Walters adjusted parts he made to be printed, this can also be CNC'd in ...
by Xeno
February 24th, 2017, 3:38 pm
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Making use of the forum...
Replies: 1
Views: 9

Re: Making use of the forum...

Walter's modifications on his FT5 is very good read:

http://folgerforum.com/t/walters-ft5-modifications/777

he helped me a lot to move to a 24V system, and the Keenovo 220V heatbed
by Xeno
February 24th, 2017, 3:33 pm
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: FT-5 Wiring tips
Replies: 2
Views: 12

Re: FT-5 Wiring tips

This guide made the wiring soo much easier

FT5 Wiring Schematic
by Xeno
February 20th, 2017, 2:48 pm
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Folgertech FT-5
Replies: 23
Views: 325

Re: Folgertech FT-5

Yes, no intention of running the Volcano since I do not intend to use monster nozzles and such E3Dv6 + Titan Extruder And I'll bite the bullet and just use 1.75mm filament I don't think it makes a difference either way, only when you want to print with an 1mm or larger nozzle you might loose pressu...
by Xeno
February 20th, 2017, 2:51 am
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Folgertech FT-5
Replies: 23
Views: 325

Re: Folgertech FT-5

I printed this setup last night... http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1904552 I also went with these fans that gent suggested (his Thingiverse parts), which are Helid Solutions FN-SX04-42 Silent 4 40mm Case Fan Make sure you stick with the standard E3D hotend, this will not fit for the Vulcano hotend...
by Xeno
February 19th, 2017, 9:39 am
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Folgertech FT-5
Replies: 23
Views: 325

Re: Folgertech FT-5

Installed the Keenovo heatbed and SSR, this thing heats up fast :) also made a new hotend / extruder support from aluminium, because the melanine one was wiggling a bit, but it did not resolve it, it is due to a very small wobble in the slider on top of the x-rail, got a replacement, but it still ha...
by Xeno
February 14th, 2017, 2:28 am
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Folgertech FT-5
Replies: 23
Views: 325

Re: Folgertech FT-5

Are you running a stepper or a pancake on the extruder? I'm planning to go with a pancake since I bought the ultra light extruder and he indicated for that and the E3Dv6, the pancake is the way to go (optimizing weight savings) I'm using the standard stepper that came with the kit, the pancake is l...
by Xeno
February 13th, 2017, 4:12 pm
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Folgertech FT-5
Replies: 23
Views: 325

Re: Folgertech FT-5

I started my own Alu extruder mount, it needs some minor adjustments, I first stared with making a copy of the FT5 parts, but realized that it is not necessary, it can be much simpler because it's aluminum. When it fits good I will drill it full of holes to make it as light as possible :) https://dl...
by Xeno
February 12th, 2017, 12:37 pm
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Folgertech FT-5
Replies: 23
Views: 325

Re: Folgertech FT-5

I read that the E3D stepper has less torque, and is mostly used to minimize weight the of the print head. the standard stepper does work without problem, and I did not want to add unnecessary cost. I also have an Ultimaker, that runs 2.85mm, and I have a lot of rolls, so it is just convenience to ha...
by Xeno
February 12th, 2017, 11:48 am
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Folgertech FT-5
Replies: 23
Views: 325

Re: Folgertech FT-5

Got the Titan extruder and the Vulcano nozzle done, and happy to be able to use all my 2.85 rolls. I must say the online tutorials are not really clear, I got trouble as the grub screw that clamps the toothed sprocket on the stepper axle was sticking out too much, and I had to file it down half way ...
by Xeno
February 11th, 2017, 2:53 am
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Folgertech FT-5
Replies: 23
Views: 325

Re: Folgertech FT-5

I also wanted the 713 parts, but they were behind on a long list :) For a fan shroud it depends what kind of hotend you will be using using, I made one for the stock hotend, so I could do some test prints while waiting for the E3D vulcano set: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2086650 I now have rece...
by Xeno
February 10th, 2017, 6:51 pm
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Folgertech FT-5
Replies: 23
Views: 325

Re: Folgertech FT-5

Electronics is also not my strongest thing, but I just blindly followed the wiring diagram on the site. http://folgerforum.com/uploads/default/original/1X/f07d99bc63fcf16b7a609cf2c133f99f0fddf5c9.jpg the biggest problem is not making good connection with the wires on the board, that could result in ...
by Xeno
February 10th, 2017, 2:53 am
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Folgertech FT-5
Replies: 23
Views: 325

Re: Folgertech FT-5

Great a place to post my beast :) I made and extended version of the FT5, with 40X30X55cm build space, for a special project. I am still waiting for my Keenovo heated bed, and Vulcano extruder, and will change to 24V system. The build was more easy then I expected, I chose to use metal brackets for ...

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