Archive for the ‘Z-Motion’ Category

3D Printer DLP Printing with UV resin…

December 24th, 2011 11 comments

What can I say? The title pretty much gave it away…

It’s an early Christmas Present…

Questions will be partially answered after 27th and fully after New Years!

3DLPrint X and Z Test

November 21st, 2011 No comments

The title does not give it all away, but the following does! :

I’m running the X and Z without limit and home switches, but have been around enough to be confident in my abilities. Your mileage may vary. If you do not know how to operate CNC machines safely , I suggest you get someone who does, to do it. If you do not know how to be safe around electricity, get someone who does, to do it.


The cycle is:

1-Go to BottomĀ  ( X -5 )

2-Go to TOP ( Z zero )

3-Go to work coordinates of Z zero – 10.

4-Slowly move to Z zero ( the last 10mm )

5-Slowly raise to X zero.

6- Display slide and display black screen

7-Go to X -5 then Z- (10 times the slice thickness )

8-Go to Z zero and then X to zero.


The first 10 slides are for the Base of the object to be printed. The rest are the object itself + supports ( if any ).


I’m sure it will create a stir!


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RTFM I always hear – Stepper Drivers

November 20th, 2011 No comments

Yes! I have read it and it is much easier ( even easier if you have used IMS drivers before ).

A little bit of temporary wiring to make sure the Stepper drivers even work.

Make sure you read the manual of your stepper and calculate the max Amps per winding. If it is nor marked use V=I*R and solve it for your own case.

After that a little housekeeping and tidying up the wiring:

All is working! Meaning – no smoke came out of anywhere and nothing smelled funny.

Be safe around electricity!


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