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Building a RepRap 3D Printer [Video]

Bram de Vries,Morris Winkler,Sam Muirhead

Build your own open source 3D printer over the weekend
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Video Details

ISBN 139781783286393
Course Length2 hours and 10 minutes

About This Video

  • Screw it together, wire it up, calibrate it, and print the world in 3D
  • Understand your 3D printer from inside out; tinker, play, modify, and experiment with it
  • Clear and professionally recorded videos that lead you directly to your goal and assist you in case things get difficult

Who This Video Is For

If you wish to learn and build a 3D printer from scratch, this course is for you. Even if you have ordinary technical skills, you can build and run an open source 3D printer with help of this video. It will definitely be an advantage if you know some 3D modelling in any program.

Table of Contents

Introduction to RepRap
How a 3D Printer Works
3D Printing Workflow
Overview of the i3 Berlin 3D Printer Design
Tools and Parts
Building the Y-unit
Mounting the Threaded Rods and Power Supply
Mounting the Aluminium Plates and the Y-motor
Mounting the Y-carriage and the Timing Belt
Adjusting the Parallels
Building the XZ-unit
Mounting the X Axis
Mounting the Z Axis
Mounting the Timing Belt
Wiring Up the 3D printer
Wiring the Power Supply
Assembly of the Main Units
Wiring the Y-unit
Wiring the Z-unit
Wiring the X-unit and the Extruder
Wiring the HeatBed
Calibrating the Printer
Mount the End Stop Magnets and M5 Rods
Software and Communication
Assemble the Extruder
Test and Mount the Extruder
Calibrating the Movements of the Printer
Mount and Calibrate the Print Platform
Print in 3D
Filament and Printer Settings
Print Settings
First Layer
Dual Extrusion
Operate the 3D Printer
Experiments and Alternatives
Print Platform Surface
The Future of Open Source 3D Printing
Software Issues in Windows, Mac, and Linux
Layer Shift
Extruder Is Not Working

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the evolution of RepRap and the dynamics of open hardware innovation
  • Quickly assemble an i3 Berlin 3D printer
  • Safely connect all the cables and calibrate your 3D printer for perfect 3D prints
  • Become familiar with the most important 3D-print settings in Slic3r
  • Get to know the different print materials and how to make multimaterial objects
  • Explore KISSlicer and Cura path generator
  • Experiment with alternative solutions and software
  • Troubleshoot and prevent printing problems with ease

In Detail

3D printers are designed to build solid three-dimensional objects of any shape using a digital model. This amazing technology will shape the future and as one of the first low-cost 3D Printers, RepRap have made this a democratic technology. RepRap stands for Replicating Rapid Prototyper, and the technology is capable of self-replicating most of its parts, which can then be used to build another RepRap printer. The open source movement made this revolution possible and you can be a part of it.

This video course teaches you how to make a 3D printer for yourself and calibrate and adjust it perfectly. You will get to know how to solve and prevent common problems and discover alternative solutions to tailor your 3D printer to your liking and needs. You will learn how to assemble parts for your 3D printer and build it with ordinary tools and skills. The course starts off with assembling of the Y-Unit and the XZ-Unit before moving on to the extruder and wiring. Next, you will be shown how to execute some simple calibrations and suddenly you're printing in 3D with your very own 3D printer. By the end of the video, you will be a junior 3D printing expert. This 3D printer used for demonstration in this course is especially designed for easy assembly and use, and gives you a head start in building your own 3D-printers for now and for the future.



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