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Thread: 3d printer with no belts
03-20-2017, 05:24 PM #1
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- Apr 2016
3d printer with no belts
I recently purchased the Folger Tech Cloner 3D printer, and I have to say that I truly hate this machine. The thing is so poorly engineered, I can't believe they had the audacity to sell the thing to me. I can't even get it to be leveled and its not due to my lack of trying. Out of frustation, I am at the point where I am ready to start all over again with a new 3D printer. I want to either purchase a new kit, build one myself, or buy one ready made. After my experiences with the Folger printer I have a few criteria that I am looking for. 1. I want the printer to not use any belts. With the Folger printer the belts were always coming loose and skipping. Preferably a design with ball screws or threadless screws would be good. 2. Any printer where the board you are printing on doesn't move up and down. With the Folger Cloner it was a big problem since the base was attached from one end and was too heavy. Any slight touch to the base caused it to move. A major problem with this design. The designs where the base moves side to side is what I'm looking for. 3. I want a printer that can be automatically leveled. That has an auto leveler. 4. I want a 3D printer that is made of metal, aluminum preferably. 5. I want a printer that has the wiring nicely tucked away.
Can anybody recommend a printer that has these features? If there aren't any made like this does anybody know of any published designs that has these features?