Zero Gravity Direct Drive Extruder

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Re: Zero Gravity Direct Drive Extruder

Post by gudo » January 2nd, 2017, 7:34 am

darkdvd wrote:The year 2017 promises to be a great year for the UM2 !
Yeah ! I think it ! :-P

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Re: Zero Gravity Direct Drive Extruder

Post by ivan.akapulko » January 2nd, 2017, 9:46 am

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P.S. I'm totally serious.

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Re: Zero Gravity Direct Drive Extruder

Post by LePaul » January 2nd, 2017, 11:18 am

Gudo never ceases to amaze me!

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Re: Zero Gravity Direct Drive Extruder

Post by gudo » January 2nd, 2017, 2:53 pm

ivan.akapulko wrote: P.S. I'm totally serious.
Hi Ivan !
Me too ! send it to me :mrgreen:
LePaul wrote:Gudo never ceases to amaze me!
Thanks LePaul ! ;-)
danilius wrote:Very fascinating solution. I would love to see what something printed from the far left hand corner to the near right hand corner (essentially along the natural axis of the rod) looks like, whether the torque on the rod results in any feed differences from the nearest to the furthest positions.
220mm Twisted airfoil propeller blade printed with the 2.85mm Carbon Color Fabb XT-CF20 at, 0.5mm steel nozzle, 0.2mm layers, 50mm/s print speed, 255° print temp, 65° bed temp,1.5mm retractation distance
Sorry somethinh wrong on the first video, it's B&W and there are distortions :?:


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Re: Zero Gravity Direct Drive Extruder

Post by Neotko » January 2nd, 2017, 3:13 pm

Looks very very good

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Re: Zero Gravity Direct Drive Extruder

Post by antiklesys » January 2nd, 2017, 4:29 pm

Looking forward to this!
Also will you share the .stp files for the bed-holding arms?

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Re: Zero Gravity Direct Drive Extruder

Post by gudo » January 2nd, 2017, 4:35 pm

antiklesys wrote:Looking forward to this!
Also will you share the .stp files for the bed-holding arms?
Yes I can do it, I'll post soon on Youmagine ;-)

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Re: Zero Gravity Direct Drive Extruder

Post by antiklesys » January 3rd, 2017, 4:57 am

Awesome, looking forward to the link! :)

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Re: Zero Gravity Direct Drive Extruder

Post by danilius » January 8th, 2017, 6:34 pm

Very, very impressive. No if I only knew where to find that square rod and the thingy that goes around it, I would give it a whirl.

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Re: Zero Gravity Direct Drive Extruder

Post by nilrog » February 5th, 2017, 5:37 pm

How are things progressing? I have seen Neotko's pictures/videos and they are really impressive :)

I have a need to print a lot of flexible stuff this spring and this extruder really looks like "the" extruder for such materials. So it would be nice if one could at least know what hardware parts, apart from the printed parts, that are needed while the rest of the design is wrapped up.

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Re: Zero Gravity Direct Drive Extruder

Post by jonnybischof » February 6th, 2017, 2:37 am

Very nice desgin indeed!

Do you have any numbers as to how much this printhead weighs effectively?
I suppose the square steel rod doesn't have to be fully counted to the weight, but at least in some part it does affect the x-y-movements...

These are the moments when I wish I had access to the simulation part of Ansys software. But it's a little bit off my budget :P

I'm in the process of making a small & lightweight printhead myself, that's why I'm asking :P
fyi, I am sitting at ~240 grams total weight for the printhead and direct extruder drive, excluding bowden tube. My design is not tested yet (printing the components atm) but there will soon be pictures!
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Re: Zero Gravity Direct Drive Extruder

Post by nilrog » May 15th, 2017, 2:28 am

It's alive and kickin'

Awesome mod and the attention to details is amazing :)

If you are considering this...take your time and read and digest the information provided...because it's a lot of files and things to pay attention to. But rest assured...the time spent will be worth it :)

Here is a link to my update:
viewtopic.php?p=9507#p9507

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Re: Zero Gravity Direct Drive Extruder

Post by LePaul » May 15th, 2017, 1:54 pm

Gudo has been awful quiet lately....what's he making now? :)

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Re: Zero Gravity Direct Drive Extruder

Post by nilrog » June 4th, 2017, 2:48 am

When printing the flexible parts I noticed that the "motor support spacer" doesn't reach through the "yaw holder" so there will be direct contact between the "yaw holder" and the "motor holder". Is it supposed to be like that?

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Re: Zero Gravity Direct Drive Extruder

Post by Neotko » June 4th, 2017, 3:44 am

Motor holder uses a 2mm spacer so it can spin freely on the bearing.

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