Just finished A Large build printer using IKEA LACK TABLES

This project now as a name PRINTTABLE with printtable.com under construction.

 

 

PROJECT UPDATE

 

An update video message to apologise for the delay after encountering hardware failures

 

​We are working hard to have the instructable ready. Check out our simple preview.

 

 

This project is just the beginning for a cheap large format printer. The volume is  X=340mm x Y=310 x Z=300.

 

You would be surprised how sturdy this machine is and yet lightweight.

 

Printed a rough Marvin in under 4 minutes and a detail 0.1 resolution in 40 minutes using a volcano hot end with 0.6 nozzle

 

E3D V6 volcano and titan extruder, MKS SBase controller and MKS TFT using smoothieware.

 

I intend to extend the extension pieces to increase the Z Height and look at other versions of the lack table range now I have a fully working prototype.

 

Next will be the heat bed and enclosure.

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When do you expect to have the instructable ready? I own three printers already, but I'm ready to build my own, and this is the one.

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All being well I hope to have the instructible published with in the next 10 days.

 

sorry if that's a bit long but given the amazing interest this project now call PRINTTABLE is generating I want to ensure the instructible as easy to follow as possible.

 

Thanks for interest and comments and please build one as soon as it's published.

 

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Hi,

I am very glad that you want to share your project on how to create a very cool 3D-printer.

However, my concern is that I'm not the big programmer, I have only programmed very simple machines before (e.g. a multiple pill dispenser a year ago).

Will there also be a very simple guide on the programming and coding part of the project, or will I have to find a place to learn this beforehand?

 

But again, thanks for sharing your project with us.

 

Regards

Mikkel

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Hi Mikkel

 

No programming required as such.

 

The beauty of this project is it uses the smoothieware firmware and a simple configuration file which is edited in notepad or other simple txt format.

 

Thanks

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Any update on an instructables? will it be on instructables.com?

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We will be working hard over the weekend in an attempt to publish on Monday.

 

Please check out our preview.

 

Our aim is to ensure the instructable is easy to follow.

 

Thanks for your patience.

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looking forward to the instructables....don't forget 2 add a donate me button :)

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Are the BOM list hard to find?

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Most of the parts are available relatively easy. All parts will be available at the currently under construction site PRINTTABLE.com. The core premise is a total open source project at its core building on a worldwide common platform being the LACK Table range. The more modifications,developments and enhancements made the more the community will benefit.

 

thanks for the interest and your support.

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X 10  Marvin 0.5 layer height, No infill ,No Support 0.6 Nozzle 6.hrs 40 minutes

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That is huge and looking good.
Looking forward for the £260 Guide and BOM.

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Thanks for your support.

 

instructable should be published shortly.

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Looks good.  I did the same, building an enclosure for an Prusa i3.  Not as nice as what you have setup though.  Great job.

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How is the bed being supported with larger or heavier  prints?

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Hi

 

The simple test I did was..

 

1)  put on 2 x 1KG rolls of filament on the bed to test stability whilst moving and z Axis movement.

2) put on 1KG roll of filament right at the front of the bed mid print and observed 0.9 mm of movement in the layer.

 

given the machine could easily move with 2 kg and only 0.9mm of movement was evident the layer when 1kg of weight was added mid print, over the coarse of a large print the incremental weight increase would easily dissipate through the layers with no adverse affect. Please also bear in mind the 1kg was added right at the front edge of the bed giving an uneven weight distribution, (thinking on worse case scenario).

 

The z axis guide rods operate independently from the Y and X Axis and are using 12mm rod and bearings  

 

Thanks for the question and hopes this helps to answer it.

 

 

 

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Amazing Job! You should send this to Ikea !!

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Thanks

 

I did think it would be cool if you could buy this from ikea in a kit.

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Really cool! How much did you spend on building this?

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I spent £260 and am currently constructing the instructable one for under £200

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This is awesome!! Please post a link of the instructable on here when you are done.

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:)  nice build and i hope this gone be published ASAP :) 

 

so any one can make such printer :) 

 

 

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Many thanks.

 

instructable will be published shortly.

 

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wow this is really cool! congrats.

 

are you planning to do an instructable about it?

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Thanks for the comment.

 

Yes I am in the process of writing the instructable. It will be entered into the 3D printing contest so please let people know about it and remember to vote.

 

Thanks your support is greatly appreciated.

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Edit: it's in the title.

I like this idea. I have a bunch of those tables.

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