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Hey! This thing is still a Work in Progress. Files, instructions, and other stuff might change!

Tazmania 3D Printer

by Bobbyofna Dec 9, 2017
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Any updates on your progress? Following...

Unfortunately I probably won't be building this printer for many reasons. The first being I don't have the money to build a $3000+ 3D printer. The second being that I've learned a lot from my other build (on my profile) and some engineering classes I've taken lately and hence, I have learned that this design is too unnecessary and would have some major engineering issues. If you are looking for an IDEX printer I should be posting a new much cheaper and better one in a few months that I actually plan on building.

I've always wanted to build a 3d printer from scratch, I really like your design. Can't wait for another update! Can you at least, release the frame dimensions, I'm ready to build something. I'll be the guinea pig!

Adding a magnetic solenoid to a common carriage could reduce the need for two motors and just pick up the extruder you need during print

I've thought about that however, reprapfirmware and the duet are not compatible with solenoids yet. The feature is currently planned for future implementation.


Very interesting project. For a long time I've been dreaming about an IDEX printer. I follow your success. Good luck

Just an other Prusa kinematic copy and therefore a waste of good linear guides, ball screws, extrusion .....CoreXY, Ultimaker, various Bot ..., far better systems could be built with these parts.

There is no way to setup IDEX on an ultimaker style motion platform, and the corexyu belt setup is a bit ridiculous. I wanted something more simple.

Bobbyofa :

If you haven't realized it by now, MKSA is a notorious Thingiverse Troll.

Don't feed him.

I did not know that thanks

So your reasoning is: I must use all these parts and a Prusa look alike is the way to go despite its design errors and limitation ?
Anyway, it is your time and money, just wanted to warn others not to go that route.

Eventually wait for the machine to be completed and demonstrated !

So far, just a computer rendering. In Thingiverse the majority of these "virtual wonder" never even see the daylight.

So see you next time, the the REAL world :)

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Bla Bla Bla.
I have used linear rails, ball screws .... before Prusa was even born !
And a quick look at your poorly designed but expensive thing, it is already obvious you don't even know how to use them.
A waste of good material. Indeed.

Yeah I thought so

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What design errors

Just ignore him Bobbyofna.. I appreciate the work you are doing and I am following to see how you make out with this design. Pretty bad when you have people that trash talk constantly.. Keep on going with the final improvements.