From Open Source Ecology
- The 3D Printer Developed by E3D
- It has space for Four Toolheads
- "E3D ToolChanger & Motion System" may be the more formal method for the device itself, with Toolheads being the name for any attached device?
- As of now the only one on the market is their's
- It is an H-Bot Belt Driven CNC Gantry based design
- It can be any cnc ganty system (including that of the D3D
- Kind of confusing name, may call it toolchanger core, or something?
- This is the "core" of the system
- It has a stepper motor that turns the "locking key" in their Kinematic Bearing
- Only one is needed per machine (assuming it is not an ibex system)
Toolhead Tool Plate
- The part that is "picked up" by the gantry via the above mechanism
- Seems to be relitively simple, could be milled out of aluminium on a basic cnc mill?
- Essentially anything can be attached to this; thus creating a Toolhead
- Examples are:
- A FDM Extruder (Can have multiple for true multi material printing, or have diferent nozzle diameters etc
- A CNC Mill
- A Laser Diode Toolhead
- A Camera or Digital Microscope for Inspection of Layers
- A Pick and Place toolhead for insertion of bearings or circuitry
- A "Wire Layer" for reinfocement via solid fiber (ie not "chopped fibers"), or for electronic wiring embedded in the part
- A Vacuum for clearing shavings/dust post CNC Milling (May be useful to prevent dust buildup during the ASMBL process, the toolhead only removes large flakes)
- A Hot Air Gun