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What "tools" would you like to see for the XL? Poll is created on Nov 20, 2021

  
  
  

Tooling "Wish List"  

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Area51
(@area51)
RE: Tooling "Wish List"

In the Prusa Live #35, the tooling was mentioned and it will be printing only for initial release. That didn't rule out more tools to be added later...

Have a look at my designs on PrusaPrinters ;)...
Posted : 25/11/2021 3:47 am
Jakal
(@jakal)
New Member
RE: Tooling "Wish List"

Some sort of automated print removal tool would be nice. I can only think of way too expensive solutions with robot arms or extendible metal rods on a 360 degree hinge though.

As a thought experiment imagine automated benchy printing in 2 corners of the XL. Once a benchy is finished, the printer immediately starts printing the next one, while the print bed under the finished benchy cools down. At a certain temperature threshold the print removal tool carefully pushes/grabs the benchy off the build plate and then continues to print.

Posted : 27/11/2021 5:07 pm
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
RE: Tooling "Wish List"

I think the move to print in another location for the next print is doable and more likely than the robotic arm or conveyor belt.  

Posted by: @jakal

Some sort of automated print removal tool would be nice. I can only think of way too expensive solutions with robot arms or extendible metal rods on a 360 degree hinge though.

As a thought experiment imagine automated benchy printing in 2 corners of the XL. Once a benchy is finished, the printer immediately starts printing the next one, while the print bed under the finished benchy cools down. At a certain temperature threshold the print removal tool carefully pushes/grabs the benchy off the build plate and then continues to print.

 

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Chuck H
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Posted : 27/11/2021 5:59 pm
Hatters
(@hatters)
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RE: Tooling "Wish List"

Probably it is possible to be added something like that, but it generates a huge amount of dust. I have a small CNC router and even with proper dust collection it is extremely dusty. This is not something that i want in my 3D printer.

Posted : 28/11/2021 5:02 pm
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
RE: Tooling "Wish List"

My large CNC is basically dustless.  I guess you do not have a proper dust collection system.  I have a system I can wheel from my CNC to my Lathe to my saws.  It really produces a lot of suction.  You have to pay for a good dust collection system.  

Posted by: @hatters

Probably it is possible to be added something like that, but it generates a huge amount of dust. I have a small CNC router and even with proper dust collection it is extremely dusty. This is not something that i want in my 3D printer.

 

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Chuck H
3D Printer Review Blog...
Posted : 28/11/2021 6:08 pm
Dewey79
(@dewey79)
Honorable Member
RE: Tooling "Wish List"

For a CNC you need something larger than the XL.  I found AVID CNC to be a nice choice to follow on from 3D printing.  Build your own and expand....

 

Posted : 03/12/2021 12:33 am
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
RE: Tooling "Wish List"

Not necessarily.  My cartwright is very handy and smaller than the XL.  

Posted by: @dewey79

For a CNC you need something larger than the XL.  I found AVID CNC to be a nice choice to follow on from 3D printing.  Build your own and expand....

 

 

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Chuck H
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Posted : 03/12/2021 1:24 am
Setlab
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RE: Tooling "Wish List"

 

Posted by: @dewey79

For a CNC you need something larger than the XL.  I found AVID CNC to be a nice choice to follow on from 3D printing.  Build your own and expand....

 

I think everyone is going straight to the thought of cnc as a way to cut a raw square block of plastic into a part. This machine will definitely not be heavy duty enough for that. Rather the "cnc" head would be just to slowly trim very thin amounts of plastic between layer extrusions or every 4 layer extrisions maybe? Cirtanly this would not be of any value compared to the cost for even an average $4000 printer buyer but having the capability to produce dead on to +/- 0.01" dimentional accuracy right off the printer would be pretty amazing for engineers and more advanced users. If chip extraction is an issue a shop vac on a relay that turns on when the spindle is on would take care of most plastic chips. 

Posted : 03/12/2021 6:55 am
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
RE: Tooling "Wish List"

I am talking wood or soft metals and it is more about engraving than cutting.  I have no need to trim plastic.  Far cheaper machines have done it.  I am not buying that it is not heavy-duty enough.  It may not happen from Prusa but someone will do it.  

Posted by: @setlab

 

Posted by: @dewey79

For a CNC you need something larger than the XL.  I found AVID CNC to be a nice choice to follow on from 3D printing.  Build your own and expand....

 

I think everyone is going straight to the thought of cnc as a way to cut a raw square block of plastic into a part. This machine will definitely not be heavy duty enough for that. Rather the "cnc" head would be just to slowly trim very thin amounts of plastic between layer extrusions or every 4 layer extrisions maybe? Cirtanly this would not be of any value compared to the cost for even an average $4000 printer buyer but having the capability to produce dead on to +/- 0.01" dimentional accuracy right off the printer would be pretty amazing for engineers and more advanced users. If chip extraction is an issue a shop vac on a relay that turns on when the spindle is on would take care of most plastic chips. 

 

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Chuck H
3D Printer Review Blog...
Posted : 03/12/2021 11:35 am
Hatters
(@hatters)
New Member
RE: Tooling "Wish List"

OK, I will do so

Posted : 03/12/2021 12:31 pm
Fanboy
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It would, but I imagine the wood shavings would not mix well with lubrication and axis movement…

Posted : 04/12/2021 6:36 am
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