Ever since I heard about 3D-printing many years ago it has been in my mind that someday I would join the wave.
Now it is time for exploring the posibillities of 3D-printing.
I have spent a few hours on the net studying several designs but most of them fails because they are build using 3d-printed components. Chicken and egg problem.
Yes I could go to Ebay and buy a kit but ...
Then I found this Mendel90 design that uses mdf for the basic structure plus (again) lots of 3D-printed plastic parts.By studying the design I soon found out that all the parts can easily be replaced by either wood- or metal-parts.
Basically a 3D-printer is a glue-gun that can be moved in three dimensions so the first challenge is to build a structure for that. The same challenges as for my CNC-machines stable structures with precise movements of a tool..
Here is the very first mockup for my first 3D-printer. A simple T-shabe from two sheets of plywood.
The plywood-sheets is held together with this ingenious "Ikea" screw and nut.
Can it be used for miniatures? Maybe.....
More to come.