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My Simple(s)

Postby MartyS » 2014-Jul-Wed-10-Jul

Well I'm hooked, got a 1401 kit about a month ago and have already bought a Simple Metal and ordered the 1405 upgrade kit for the 1401.

Been using mostly FreeCAD to design stuff, and Cura to slice and generate Gcode.
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Re: My Simple(s)

Postby Defy » 2014-Jul-Wed-20-Jul

soon you'll have an army!
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Re: My Simple(s)

Postby MartyS » 2014-Jul-Fri-00-Jul

Just finished rebuilding my 1401 with the 1405 upgrade kit. I also ordered 10 inch rods and extra belt, cut some 1/8" thick aluminum to make a wide bed.

Printable area is X180 Y100 Z120

I was worried I was too rough with the aluminum and warped it, I'll have to print a really big rectangle to know for sure, the 5mm calibration steps printed out fine.
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Re: My Simple(s)

Postby bck » 2014-Jul-Sun-14-Jul

MartyS, what are your parts for bowden there?
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Re: My Simple(s)

Postby MartyS » 2014-Jul-Sun-15-Jul

I'm not using a bowden extruder, those are just tubes to feed the filament without tipping over the spool holder or the printer.

Edit: I should say "guide the filament" the extruder is pulling the filament thorough the tubes.

Looks like I didn't warp the bed when cutting and drilling, it's been working fine.
2 printers working away....
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Re: My Simple(s)

Postby MartyS » 2014-Jul-Tue-22-Jul

Made new bed holders, mostly just to practice with using FreeCAD to make something more complex than I've been doing so far.

Belt tensioner is one from the many X upgrades released by others.
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Re: My Simple(s)

Postby spitfirehauser » 2014-Jul-Wed-13-Jul

MartyS Great Mod, i really like the new X ends. any chance i can the raw scad file so i can modify it for the 2014 simple. thanks
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Re: My Simple(s)

Postby MartyS » 2014-Jul-Wed-18-Jul

FreeCAD 0.14 crashes when I try to export the designs to .scad format.

Here's a zip file with the 2 FreeCAD .FCStd files.
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Re: My Simple(s)

Postby spitfirehauser » 2014-Jul-Thu-14-Jul

cool thanks for the files i will work to get the 8mm slots moved in to work on the original spacing
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