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starting a delta type 3d printer

I’ve ordered a 3d printer (here) and I’ve decided I’m going to use it to bootstrap the build of a Delta style printer that can do larger jobs, over 8 cubic feet.

I’ve already ordered “The Kraken” (here) a multi-hot-end extruder kit that lets you print four materials in one print job.

I’m thinking of doing something similar to the 3DR here) but with a print area big enough to do a volume of 8 cubic feet.

  • Kraken hot end (ordered)
  • Aluminium square tubing for frame (RONA)
  • Bearings (Princess Auto)
  • Fasteners with metric threads (RONA)
  • Threaded rod (RONA)
  • Motor controller board (TBD)
  • Brackets (from my own 3d printer!)

I’m starting on the design now. Even more work to do now.