- 1 Build
- 2 Collaboration Areas
- 3 Critical Path
- 4 Collaboration
- 5 CAD
- 6 Build Instructions
- 7 BOM
- 8 Production Engineering
- 9 Quality Control, Troubleshooting, and Repair
- 10 Cleaning Up the Wiring
- 11 Code
- 12 Bugs
- 13 Links
- 178C heat bed has been validated and perfected. Improvements: shortening insulated nichrome length of heating coil from 12' to 6' to facilitate threading of nichrome through insulation.
- Universal Frame Builder - parametric FreeCAD spreadsheet for designing different frame variations for the 3D Printer Construction Set, with export of DXF files. Exporting nested DXF files.
- Universal Axis Builder - Universal Axis Generator at the 8 mm size for variations of bolt length, belt lengths, and rod lengths; allows multiple carriages. Exports to simplified version of the axis for collaborative design.
- Universal Heatbed Builder - spreadsheet bed generator for varying size, heating coils, and bed support mounting. Multiple coils for energy saving can be applied.
- Universal Controller Builder - Universal Controller of different sizes for different size frames, and for varying the number of components such as relays, analog controllers, and other components of choice.
- 3D Printer Product Strategy
- This is Distributive Enterprise Release Candidate.
- Rationale - go to 120V heat bed to reduce power supply size.
- Don't include TMC2130 initially as that will take time to optimize, even though it gets rid of the end stops. Use TMC2208 now.
- Include clean wiring
- Include 3D printed corners
- Building new heated bed allows for a high performance printer
- With 3D Printed control panel, electronics become simpler for builds
- Silent operation is a good upgrade
- 0.26 diameter hole through frame (6.6 mm) and through Y mount to frame
Z1 axis - size:nullkb - FreeCAD -File:Z1D3Dv1902.fcstd
 Short Idler Side - 75k - FreeCAD - File:Universal Axis Idler Side short version.fcstd. STL - File:Universal Axis Idler Side short version.stl.
X cable chain - FreeCAD - File:X cable chain.fcstd.
Y cable chain - FreeCAD - File:Y cable chain.fcstd.
Beginning Cable Piece - File:D3dcablechain beginning.stl.
Endstop holder assembly. - File:Endstop assy.fcstd.
LFX_24V Power Supply - size:nullkb - FreeCAD -File:LFX 24V Power Supply.fcstd
- Motor piece
- Idler piece
- Half-carriage with regular bearings
- Heated Bed
- Cable chain start, simplified
- Cable chain end, simplified
- Cable chain link, simplified
- 18 mm bolt
- 30 mm bolt
- Angle for holding X to Y axis
- Controller - power supply - borrow from Lyman Filament Extruder
- Controller - Arduino
- Controller - RAMPS
- Controller - LCD screen - reverse engineer from drawing?
- Controller - MOSFET
See more at 3D Printer Control Panel
D3D v19.04 Power Supply - FreeCAD -File:Powersupply v1904.fcstd
Wire box cover. - FreeCAD -File:Wireboxcover v1904.fcstd.
Power cord wire clamp - FreeCAD -File:Heatbed wirelock.fcstd.
D3D v19.02 Final Assembly - FreeCAD -File:D3Dfinalassemblyv1902.fcstd
Heatbed snap-buckle for mounting bed. - size:nullkb - FreeCAD -File:Heatbed snapbuckle1904.fcstd
Wire lock - FreeCAD - File:Heatbed wirelock.fcstd.
Frame spacer - size:nullkb - FreeCAD -File:Framespacer v1904.fcstd
OSE Extruder v19.02 - File:Oseextruder1902.fcstd. Volcano version, tighter fit on carriage, auto Y alignment.
Titan Aero with motor - 
8 mm sensor. Download - File:8mmsensor.fcstd
File:5015blower.fcstd 5015 Blower
File:40x10fan.fcstd 40x10mm fan
Control Panel Build
v19.06 BOM Details
- SSR -
- GFCI - 
- Power Supply - 
- Nichrome wire 26 ga 12' - 
- Fiberglass sleeve - 
- Spade terminal brass -
3D Printed Files and Production Engineering
- Printer Profile - File:V1904 04 Production.ini using D3D v19.02 or D3D_v18.12
- Number in brackets is number of pieces needed per machine
-  Frame Corners - File:Framebracket.fcstd. 1 - File:Framebracket.stl. 8 - File:8corners.stl - 4:51 hr + 73 g PLA.
-  Control Panel - File:Controlpanel v1904.fcstd. 1 - File:Bentpanel v1904.stl - 7:28 hr and 111 g PLA.
-  Short carriage - File:Axis half carriage.fcstd. 1 - File:Axis half carriage.stl - 45 min 10 g PLA. 4 - File:4 Axis half carriage.stl - 2:41 hr, 40 g PLA
-  Carriage - File:Universal axis carriage side.fcstd. 1 - File:Universal axis carriage side.stl - 1:14 hr, 18 g PLA. 6 - 6 Carriages for printing - 7:26 hr + 108 g PLA
-  Offset Cable Chain - File:Offsetcablechain.fcstd. 1 - File:Offsetcablechain.stl. 18 min + 4 g PLA.
-  Sensor Holder - File:Nozzleassembly.fcstd. 1 - File:Nozzleassembly.stl - 1:01 hr and 14 g PLA
-  Extruder Mount Integrated Into Carriage - File:Brackettop.fcstd. 1 - File:Brackettop.stl. 1:12 hr + 18 g PLA.
-  Plug Top - File:D3DPlugCover.fcstd. 1 - File:D3DPlugCover.stl. 18 min + 5 g PLA.
-  Plug Bottom - File:D3DPlugInner.fcstd. 1 - File:D3DPlugInner.stl - 13 min + 3 g PLA.
-  Endstops - File:Endstopholder2.fcstd. 1 - File:Endstopholder2.stl - 7 min 2 g PLA. 2 - File:2 endstops.stl - 13 min 4 g PLA.
-  XY bracket with hole - File:Xy bracket.fcstd. 1 - File:Xy bracket.stl - 2nd in history - 40 min 10 g. 2 brackets with hole - File:2 xy bracket.stl
-  Y Axis Mount bracket - pair of them - File:Y mount bracket.stl. For source, see above line.
-  Idler Piece - File:Universal Axis Idler Side short version.fcstd. 1 - File:Universal Axis Idler Side short version.stl. 10 - File:10 idler pieces.stl
-  Motor Piece - File:Universal axis motor side.fcstd. 1 - File:Universal axis motor side.stl. 10 - File:10 motor pieces.stl
-  Cable chain - File:Link.fcstd. 1 - File:Link.stl. 42 - File:42 cablechain.stl
-  Cable chain end - File:D3dcablechain end.fcstd. 1 - File:D3dcablechain end.stl. 2 - File:2 cablechain end.stl
-  Control Panel Wire Cover - File:Wireboxcover v1904.fcstd. 1 - File:Wireboxcover v1904.stl
-  Extruder Bracket - File:E3dtitanbracket.fcstd. 1 - File:E3dtitanbracket.stl. 10 - []
 Y-Axis Bracket - []. 1 - []. 10 - []
-  Belt Peg - File:Peg 8mm rods.fcstd. 1 - File:Peg 8mm rods.stl. 10 - File:10pegs.stl - 6 large, 4 small.
- Spool holder
See also Universal Controller
Testing MTA-100 Connectors
Shopping list from Digikey:
Prior art - see Heated Build Chamber Patents
Quality Control, Troubleshooting, and Repair
So now you have built your machine and controller. Now here is how to make it work as expected, going through an exhaustive list of potential issues, prior to cleaning up all the wiring.
Suggested Bulk Procedure
- Test that power lights on all power supplies
- For faulty power supply, connect to the back terminals?
- Wires for the power supply to RAMPS - one line for 12V, 2 lines for 24V. Prevents wiring mistakes.
- Use ferrules on wires, and only one wire per clamb-down terminal. If multiple, join them elsewhere.
- Clear wiring labels
- Extruder fan - 1 line on red/black wire
- Print cooling fan - 2 lines on red/black wire - or use different color wire
- Extruder heater block- should be high t wire, different than others.
- Power supply power cable issues
Cleaning Up the Wiring
The final wire routing should look like this on the control panel:
- All wires tight and out of the way
- Any wire that is too long is pulled behind the Control panel or near the cable chain and zip tied neatly to other wires or fixing points.
- All wiring is kept accessible for repairs and upgrades
- A shield is placed in front of the power supply to prevent any shocks.
- Wires from stepper motors are hidden along the corners of the frame
- Stepper motor wires are oriented so that the closest path to the control panel results.
Printer Profile in Lulzbot Cura for OSE D3D v19.06
- File:V1906-4-08.ini - printer 4. 0.8 mm nozzle.
- Windows version software toolchain needs full documentation
- OSE Linux needs updating with latest Cura and FreeCAD
- OSE Linux instructional for making ISO needs updating
- Discourse needs to be set up for Development discussion
- Askbot needs to be set up for customer support (and development)
- D3D v19.04 - full CAD library for the printer