Hint: We now make D3D Pro 3 with an 18" print bed.
You can get a ready-to-build kit at https://www.opensourceecology.org/d3d-pro/
Updated gantry for D3D Pro. - FreeCAD -File:D3d1911.fcstd
16" Frame - FreeCAD -File:Frame16.fcstd
Angle Connector. - FreeCAD with McMaster 6 mm nut -File:Angleconnector.fcstd. Finished STL - File:Anglecorner.stl
Angle Connector with axis mount, left side. - FreeCAD - File:Leftcorner.fcstd. Finished STL - File:Leftcorner.stl
Angle Connector with axis mount, right side. - FreeCAD - File:Rightcorner.fcstd. Finished STL - File:Rightcorner.stl
 Motor Side of Axis - 221k - FreeCAD -File:Universal axis motor side.fcstd. STL - File:Universal axis motor side.stl
Universal axis carriage: File:Universal axis carriage side.fcstd. STL - File:Universal axis carriage side.stl
 Short Idler Side - 75k - FreeCAD - File:Universal Axis Idler Side short version.fcstd. STL - File:Universal Axis Idler Side short version.stl.
Half carriage: File:Axis half carriage.fcstd. STL - File:Axis half carriage.stl
Y Axis from v19.06. - FreeCAD - File:Yaxisfrom1906.fcstd.
X axis from v19.06. - FreeCAD - File:Xaxisfrom1906.fcstd.
Carriage motor merge. - FreeCAD - File:Carriage motor merge.fcstd. STL - File:Carriage motor merge.stl
Carriage half-carriage merge. - FreeCAD - File:Carriage halfcarriage merge.fcstd. STL - File:Carriage halfcarriage merge.stl.
Carriage extruder bracket merge. - FreeCAD - File:Integrated carriage.fcstd. STL - File:Integrated carriage.stl
Frame clip - FreeCAD - File:Frameclip.fcstd. STL - File:Frameclip.stl
'Carriage to bed connection. - FreeCAD - File:Carriage idler merge.fcstd. STL - File:Carriagebed.stl
'Motor side with clip. - FreeCAD - File:Motorwithclip.fcstd. STL - File:Motorwithclip.stl
'Idler side with clip. - FreeCAD - File:Idlerwithclip.fcstd. STL - File:Idlerwithclip.stl
'Cable clip. - FreeCAD - File:Cableclip.fcstd. STL - File:Cableclip.stl
'Cable clip for end of axis nut catch. - FreeCAD - File:Cableclip2.fcstd. STL - File:Cableclip2.stl
 Belt Holding Peg - FreeCAD original size - File:Peg 8mm rods.fcstd. STL at 85% size, works well - File:Peg 8mm rods.stl
Spool Holder. File: File:Spoolholder.stl Link for more types of these joints - 
Auto parallel piece. File: File:Autoparallel.fcstd File:Autoparallel.stl
See more at 3D Printer Control Panel
Control Panel - FreeCAD -File:Controlpanel v1904.fcstd. Bent panel STL - File:Bentpanel v1904.stl
Notes: BOM must be updated for Universal Gearless Extruder
- A 4x8 sheet of 16 ga steel weighs 80 lb.
- A 4x8 sheet produces 24 strips of 8' length - or 192' of strip for 24 cuts
- Cutting cost? $1 at Metal by the Foot?
- A 4x8 costs $114 at Metal by the Foot.
Quick attach wiring.
|Extruder part||N°||Wire color|
|Heat sink fan||1||+ red|
|Active cooling fan||7||+ brown|
|Extruder part||N°||Wire color|
|Extruder stepper motor||4||green|
- Card slot 3D print - notch too large, card can be pushed in behind the slot
- Get rid of STOP PRINT from menu - can hit it accidentally during long print
- Fix belt hole in carriage to motor
- Fix carriage to idler placement
- Improvement - Flexible surface for popping prints right off
- D3D v19.06 - other parts
- Y Axis Auto-Parallel - Details
- 120v Heatbed - detailed assembly photos
Control Panel Wiring and Test
This is part of a quality control sequence, which requires identificiation of all wires: Final_Five_Minute_Control_Panel_Test
"The most immediate thing I am hoping to use the printer for is actually to do with the pen plotter hack - I'm working on a project where we produce pen plotter drawings generated from code and I thought a universal axis to be a far more flexible solution. -Jon S, UK."
can we get benchmarks/video reviews?
- D3D Genealogy - bleeding edge version as of May, 2020 is D3D_v20.04.27 with 18" print bed.
- Eric's proposal - Eric D3D Pro Proposal
- D3D Pro Order Response
- D3D Production Records