Friday, April 15, 2011

here is some more pics, still a ways to go yet.

i am getting there, i will post some more of my progress after my work today, though its going to be a busy day, yay for big promotions. i am now starting to work on the wiring for the endstops and steppers.i hope i can get it all to work here in a few days before i go on a trip to calgary, i would like to take it with me there and show my family. 

this is a plate that i needed to get my extruder to work. the holes did not line up good enough.

i needed to make the one bolt counter sunk to make sure that it would rest flat on the extruder.

come to think about it, i hope that this has enough torque to work has a bowden extruder for my huxley

this is a very interesting material, surprisingly stiff. i got it from my local sign shop.


  1. The plate looks like dibond. Be careful if you intend to use it as build plate and preheat it with a heat gun, as it will bulge and be ruined if it is heated unevenly.
    Other than that, great material. :)

  2. i was not planning on using it for a heated bed, i am not sure what the plastic in the middle is, so better safe than sorry. i am thinking about going the glass route, for that.

  3. I believe that the standard material in dibond is polyethylene with aluminum sheeting on the faces. The kind of temps required for a build bed would probably cause delamination but it should be fine where you are using it. It's too bad that it is so expensive in 4x8 sheets or I would use it for my upcoming DIYLILCNC build.

    Nice looking machine!

  4. Adrian is using dibond:
    I am trying out his idea, and use dibond with a detachable glass plate on top.

  5. Nudel - you are correct. I re-read adrian's post and I see that the temp will stay within Dibond's limits. I was surprised to see that the insulating foam is also able to handle the heat. I will have to look at these materials when I build my heated bed.