3D Printer Project
This page is a document describing my 3D printer project. The idea is to create a 3D printer from scratch that can print metals directly onto a part from a 3D model. It is a Rostock style printer that is made mostly from aluminum. This style of printer is also called a "linear delta" printer. It's linear becasue it has 3 parallel columns and delta becasue the position of a slider on each column determines the location of the print head in 3 dimentions. The print volume is about 15" diameter by 24" tall.
I have gotten quite far into making the actual frame of the printer. The next step is to get the electronics working.
This is a whole bunch of links that I have used at one point or another and found useful. They are in no particular order, but the names are pretty descriptive. If you find something that cannot be reached from here, but is useful for the subject at hand, feel free to contact me here.
3D printer links
RepRap - RepRapWiki
Think3DPrint3D : eMAKERshop
Pololu Robotics and Electronics
Mouser Electronics - Electronic Components Distributor
Tap Drill Sizes
Drill Bit Size Chart
HeeksCAD and HeeksCNC
Free 3D CAD software | CAD/ CAM/ CAE/ PDM software
AnyCAD.Net – The Open 3D Modeling and Vis Platform!
PyCAM - Toolpath Generation for 3-Axis CNC machining
ReplicatorG is a simple, open source 3D printing program - ReplicatorG
GCODE Generators - ReplicatorG
25 (Free) 3D Modeling Applications You Should Not Miss
Links that have to do with casting forges.
The Home Machinist! • Index page
Ron Reil Forge and Burners
Zoeller Forge Home Page Gas Forge parts, Atmospheric Burners, and Blacksmithing
INDEPENDENT FOUNDRY SUPPLY CO.
BCS - Budget Casting Supply
Lindsay Publications Books Available
Fun with Molten Metal
Aluminum Foundry, sand casting: My foundry Clips
MarksWorx A Collection of Adventures
How To Set Up A Hobby Foundry
Hobby Foundry, Hobby Metal Casting, Home Foundry, Backyard Metalcasting, Hobby Foundry Tips
The Hobby Foundry Site,Metal Casting,Backyard foundry,hobby metal casting,backyard metalcasting,hobbycasting,sandcasting
ARMADILLO CLAY - Equipment, Tools & Glass
Metals - Melting Temperatures
Small Foundry Supply | Casting Supplies and Equipment
Home Iron Foundry, Small Cupolas
Canfield & Joseph, Inc: Foundry and Industrial Supplies: Crucibles
Asbury Carbons - The World's Carbon and Graphite Source - Crucibles
Plaster Powder VOHP (Version “Out of the bag” HydroPerm)
Enco - Guaranteed Lowest Prices on Machinery, Tools and Shop Supplies
Great document on making cores