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    What do you call the type of printer that uses the Z axis to raise/lower the bed?

    Hi,

    There are many approaches (in terms of what axis does what) to designing non-delta 3D printers.

    Does each approach have a name?

    What do you call the type of printer that uses the Z axis to raise/lower the bed?

    Thanks.

    Frederick

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    The ones that run on rails and either raise or lower the bed or raise or lower the print head while moving the bed are generally called Cartesian style 3d printers.
    No idea if anyone has bothered to divide them into categories and give the categories silly names or not :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by curious aardvark View Post
    The ones that run on rails and either raise or lower the bed or raise or lower the print head while moving the bed are generally called Cartesian style 3d printers.
    No idea if anyone has bothered to divide them into categories and give the categories silly names or not :-)
    Thanks much.

    It would make searching for a given style easier if they had names of some sort. I was looking to buy a printer that moved the bed along the Z-axis and couldn't figure out a google search that yielded the desired results.

    Frederick

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