I built a 6-axis 3D printer that could be groundbreaking!

Proper Printing
28 Mar 202426:51

Summary

TLDRIn this innovative project, the creator unveils a revolutionary 3D printer named TIME-system, standing for True Independent Multiple Extrusion. This unique system boasts full independence in all three axes, allowing for the simultaneous printing of different parts or the use of varied materials in each layer. The development process involved meticulous assembly, problem-solving, and collaboration with industry leaders like Duet and E3D. Despite initial hurdles, the printer successfully demonstrates its potential, paving the way for future enhancements and applications in 3D printing.

Takeaways

  • 🚀 Developed a unique 3D printer called the TIME-system, standing for True Independent Multiple Extrusion.
  • 🛠️ TIME-system allows for independent operation of multiple tools along all three axes, unlike traditional IDEX systems which are limited to one axis.
  • 🔄 Capable of printing different parts in parallel or using multiple tools to create the same part, similar to the Autodesk Esher project.
  • 💡 Innovation includes the possibility of combining different materials in each layer, like glue for strength or concrete for weight adjustment.
  • 🔧 The base of the 3D printer is made from a grill plate, which is cost-effective, heats up quickly, and is shaped conveniently for the purpose.
  • 💢 Grill plate warps when heated, leading to the use of aluminum profiles for reinforcement.
  • 🔨 Built and modified parts, like the belt tensioners and carriage blocks, through a process of redesigning and reprinting.
  • 🔄 Assembled the printer with beefy linear rails and adjustable parts for regular 3D printer-like adjustments.
  • 🔌 Integrated electronics, reusing components from a previous project, and added a second solid state relay for future expansion.
  • 🛠️ Utilized the services of PCBWay for a bare PCB with precise hole locations, showcasing their manufacturing capabilities.
  • 📈 The final assembly of the printer includes a portal based on a truss system, designed for smooth operation and potential non-planar 3D printing.

Q & A

  • What is the main innovation of the 3D printer described in the transcript?

    -The main innovation is the TIME-system (True Independent Multiple Extrusion), which allows for multiple tools to operate independently across all three axes, enabling the printing of different parts in parallel or using multiple tools for the same part.

  • What are some potential applications of the TIME-system in 3D printing?

    -The TIME-system allows for the combination of different materials in each layer, such as printing glue to strengthen parts or using concrete infill to adjust weight and center of gravity. It also enables non-planar 3D printing and can be tilted for belt printer-like operation.

  • What material was used for the base of the 3D printer and why was it chosen?

    -A grill plate was used as the base because it is affordable, heats up fast, gets hot, and has a convenient shape for the purpose. However, it was found to warp when heated, leading to the use of aluminum profiles for reinforcement.

  • How was the milling machine used in the construction of the 3D printer?

    -The milling machine was used to cut the aluminum profiles to the required lengths and to create holes for assembly. It was also used for chamfering the edges of the plate to allow for flush mounting of screws.

  • What challenges were encountered during the assembly of the 3D printer?

    -Several challenges were encountered, including parts not fitting properly, requiring redesign and reprinting, and issues with the smoothness of the rails, which were addressed by cleaning and greasing them.

  • Which company provided the PCB for the 3D printer project and what services do they offer?

    -PCBWay provided the PCB for the project. They offer a range of services including PCB manufacturing, CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication, various 3D printing methods, and injection molding.

  • What type of motion system does the 3D printer use and why was it chosen?

    -The 3D printer uses a coreXZ motion system, which is based on a truss system. It was chosen because it provides better balance and faster movement in the z-direction, and it keeps the gantry horizontal, preventing any side from being pushed down.

  • How were the tensioning systems for the printer's ropes improved?

    -The tensioning system was improved by drilling two holes next to each other and using Dyneema rope, which is stronger and easier to work with than Kevlar. This allowed for easier tensioning and a more efficient system.

  • What were the main components of the electronics used in the 3D printer?

    -The electronics mainly consisted of reused components from the original grill plate, a new power supply unit (PSU), a second solid state relay, and a Duet controller for configuration and control.

  • What was the final step before conducting the first test print?

    -The final step before the first test print was to configure the Duet controller, which involved setting up the machine as a coreXZUW system with an independent y-axis and ensuring that both portals could home properly.

  • What issues were identified after the first successful test print?

    -After the first successful test print, it was identified that the print quality was not good due to synchronization issues between axes and the lack of a part end fan. These issues needed to be addressed for future improvements.

Outlines

00:00

🛠️ Introducing the TIME-System 3D Printer

The video begins with the creator discussing the development of a unique 3D printer called the TIME-system, which stands for True Independent Multiple Extrusion. This innovative system allows for the independent operation of multiple tools along all three axes, unlike traditional IDEX systems. The creator envisions the possibility of printing different parts in parallel or using multiple tools to print the same part, akin to the Autodesk Esher project. The TIME-system also enables the combination of various materials, such as glue or concrete, to enhance the strength or modify the weight and center of gravity of the printed parts. The creator then delves into the assembly process, starting with a grill plate base, reinforcing it with aluminum profiles, and the challenges faced during construction, including warping and the need for redesigning certain parts. The process of milling, drilling, and assembling the printer's frame is described in detail, along with the use of a checklist and bill of materials for organization.

05:03

🔧 Assembling the Mechanical Base and Electronics

In this paragraph, the creator focuses on the assembly of the 3D printer's mechanical base, detailing the process of fitting and adjusting components. The creator shares the initial success of the movement system but acknowledges the need for improvements, such as smoothing the rails with oil and grease. The installation of a temperature sensor and ceramic felt for insulation is mentioned. The paragraph also covers the repurposing of electronics from the original grill plate, the decision to change the power supply unit (PSU), and the addition of a second solid-state relay for future expansion. The creator discusses the process of ordering a custom PCB from PCBWay, a Chinese manufacturer, and the benefits of using their services for various manufacturing needs. The assembly of the printer's portal, based on a truss system, is described, along with the decision to use PET with carbon fiber for its construction and the use of dynama wire for tensioning.

11:30

🔩 Completing the Printer Assembly and Tensioning System

The creator continues with the final steps of assembling the printer, including the wiring and modifications needed to fit the components. The construction of an improved tensioning system using drilled holes and Dyneema rope is detailed, offering a stronger and more manageable alternative to the previous Kevlar system. The creator also discusses the challenges faced with the tensioning system and the need for further refinement. The paragraph concludes with the successful assembly of the printer, despite the complexities and time-consuming nature of the project. The creator expresses gratitude for the support received during the project and shares the anticipation of configuring the printer.

16:32

🖥️ Configuring the Printer and Initial Testing

This section focuses on the configuration of the newly assembled printer, highlighting the use of Duet's controller and tool boards for ease of setup. The creator explains the printer's unique motion system, coreXZUW, and the challenges in configuring the firmware due to its unconventional design. The video demonstrates the printer's ability to home both portals independently and the potential for parallel printing. The creator also discusses the printer's capability to be tilted for belt printer-like operation and the need for a pointier nozzle for this functionality. The paragraph concludes with an acknowledgment of the support from Patreon supporters and the creator's excitement about the printer's potential, despite some initial print quality issues and synchronization challenges.

21:32

🎨 Reflecting on the Project and Future Outlook

The creator reflects on the completion of the TIME-system 3D printer, emphasizing the success of the project despite the use of a simple grill plate and moving gantries. The creator acknowledges the current limitations in print quality and synchronization between axes, as well as the absence of a part end fan. The paragraph outlines the need for further refinement and the potential for future improvements, such as developing a script to manipulate G-code for parallel printing. The creator expresses optimism about the printer's capabilities and the possibilities for future projects, while also being candid about the work that still needs to be done to fully realize the system's potential.

Mindmap

Keywords

💡3D printer

A 3D printer is a machine that creates three-dimensional objects by depositing layers of material, such as plastic or metal, based on a digital model. In the video, the creator has developed a unique 3D printer called the TIME-system, which stands out due to its ability to print with multiple tools independently across all three axes, unlike traditional IDEX systems.

💡TIME-system

TIME-system stands for True Independent Multiple Extrusion and is the name given to the creator's innovative 3D printing system. This system is unique because it allows for the independent operation of multiple tools along all three axes, which is a significant advancement over the IDEX systems that only allow for independent operation along one axis.

💡IDEX-system

An IDEX-system, or Independent Dual Extrusion system, is a type of 3D printer that uses two extruders to deposit materials independently along one axis. This allows for the printing of objects with different materials or colors in a single print run. However, the TIME-system described in the video goes beyond this by offering full independent operation in all three axes.

💡Autodesk Esher project

The Autodesk Esher project is a concept that explores the possibilities of multi-material 3D printing. It is often associated with the creation of complex objects that incorporate different materials in a single build. In the context of the video, the creator references this project when discussing the potential of their TIME-system to print the same part using multiple tools with different materials.

💡Grill plate

A grill plate, used in the context of 3D printing, is a flat surface that serves as the build platform. It is typically made of metal due to its ability to quickly heat up and maintain a stable temperature. In the video, the creator initially uses a grill plate as the base for their 3D printer but encounters issues with warping when heated, leading to the need for reinforcement with aluminum profiles.

💡Aluminum profiles

Aluminum profiles are extruded shapes made of aluminum, used in various applications including construction, manufacturing, and in this case, 3D printer construction. They offer strength, lightweight, and durability. In the video, the creator uses aluminum profiles to reinforce the grill plate base of their 3D printer to prevent warping at high temperatures.

💡Milling machine

A milling machine is a type of machine tool that removes material from a workpiece to create a desired shape or feature. It is used in various manufacturing processes, including the fabrication of parts for 3D printers. In the video, the creator uses a milling machine to cut the aluminum profiles to the required lengths for their TIME-system 3D printer.

💡Linear rails

Linear rails, also known as linear motion systems, are components used in machines to guide and provide smooth, straight-line motion. They are crucial in 3D printers for ensuring precise movement of the print head or build platform. In the video, the creator mounts beefy linear rails to the 3D printer frame to facilitate the smooth movement of the carriage blocks.

💡Bill of materials

A bill of materials (BOM) is a list that specifies the quantities, details, and other information about the materials or components required to manufacture a product. In the context of the video, the creator has a bill of materials for their 3D printer that includes every part needed for assembly, which is generated from their design software.

💡PCBWay

PCBWay is a company that specializes in the manufacturing of printed circuit boards (PCBs). They offer a range of services including PCB manufacturing, CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication, 3D printing, and injection molding. In the video, the creator uses PCBWay to order a bare PCB with the correct hole locations for their project.

💡Duet controller

The Duet controller is a type of 3D printer controller known for its flexibility and ease of configuration. It is designed to control the motion and extrusion of 3D printers, and can be customized to work with various types of printer setups. In the video, the creator uses a Duet controller to manage the complex motion system of their TIME-system 3D printer.

💡coreXZ system

The coreXZ system is a configuration for 3D printer motion where the motors are located at the bottom of the printer, and the gantry (the moving part that holds the print head) is designed to move in both the X and Z axes. This design balances the weight distribution and allows for smooth, efficient movement of the gantry. The creator's TIME-system incorporates a similar concept, with the addition of an independent Y-axis for each tool.

💡Parallel printing

Parallel printing refers to the ability of a 3D printer to print multiple parts or sections of a single part at the same time. This is made possible by the TIME-system's unique configuration, which allows for multiple tools to operate independently across all three axes, significantly increasing the efficiency and versatility of the 3D printing process.

Highlights

Developed a unique 3D printer with a TIME-system (True Independent Multiple Extrusion).

The TIME-system allows for multiple tools to operate independently across all three axes.

The 3D printer can print completely different parts in parallel, enhancing efficiency.

The system can use multiple tools to print the same part, similar to the Autodesk Esher project.

Innovative use of different materials in each layer, such as glue or concrete, to modify part properties.

The base of the 3D printer is a grill plate, chosen for its affordability and heat properties.

Aluminum profiles were used to reinforce the grill plate against warping.

Engineering drawings and milling machine were utilized for precise part fabrication.

The printer features beefy linear rails for smooth and stable movement.

A checklist and bill of materials were created to ensure organization and completeness of assembly.

Connector rods were sanded down to fit correctly, showing adaptability in design.

The printer's rails were improved with oil and grease for smoother operation.

Temperature sensor and ceramic felt were added for better heat management.

Most electronics were reused from a previous project, promoting sustainability.

A bare PCB was ordered from PCBWay for precise electronic assembly.

The printer utilizes a coreXZ system for efficient and balanced movement.

The printer can be tilted at a 45-degree angle for non-planar or belt printer-like printing.

A new tensioning system was developed using Dyneema rope for better performance.

The project took over three months to complete, demonstrating a significant commitment.

The printer was successfully configured as a coreXZUW system with an independent y-axis.

Despite initial synchronization issues, the printer's first test run was ultimately successful.

Transcripts

00:06

Over the past couple of months

00:07

I developed a 3D printer

00:09

that is unlike anything else

00:11

and I firmly believe that this could be

00:13

the next step in 3D printing.

00:15

This system has multiple tools

00:17

running independent from each other.

00:18

Sounds a bit like an IDEX-system,

00:20

but where an IDEX-system

00:21

is only independent in one axis,

00:23

the system I developed

00:24

is independent in all three axes.

00:26

Therefore I'm calling it the TIME-system,

00:29

which stands for

00:30

True Independent Multiple Extrusion.

00:32

With this system it should be possible

00:34

to print totally different parts in parallel

00:36

or print the same part using multiple tools,

00:39

bit like the Autodesk Esher project.

00:41

But what I think is even more interesting,

00:43

is the possibility

00:44

to combine totally

00:45

different materials.

00:46

Think about printing glue

00:48

in each subsequent layer

00:49

to make parts stronger.

00:51

Or use concrete infill

00:52

to make parts heavier

00:54

or modify its center of gravity.

00:56

And there are more use cases that I can

00:57

think about and we are going

00:59

to explore that in future videos.

01:01

But first we need to put this thing together.

01:03

The base for our 3D printer is a grill plate

01:06

which I use because it's affordable,

01:08

heats up fast, gets hot and has a

01:10

convenient shape for our purpose.

01:12

The problem is that it warps when

01:14

it heats up which I found out

01:15

when looking back at the footage of last time.

01:17

Oh there's smoke coming out.

01:18

So we need to reinforce it.

01:20

and I used these aluminum profiles for that.

01:24

I made very professional engineering drawings

01:27

so it looks like I know what I'm doing

01:29

and started cutting the

01:30

profiles roughly to length.

01:37

I placed the biggest end mill

01:38

that I could fit in my mill chuck

01:40

and placed that on this small

01:41

milling machine I just bought.

01:44

It's not the most advanced machine,

01:45

but finally I can do some milling work.

02:12

Now the part that I like the least

02:14

tapping.

02:15

Therefore I printed this tool so I don't have

02:17

to think about tapping straight.

02:26

There I am sitting in the shed,

02:28

tapping holes and aluminum profiles,

02:31

all by myself,

02:32

alone.

02:34

Maybe that's a bit dramatic.

02:37

The next day I was ready to modify

02:39

the plate itself

02:40

I marked where all the holes must be,

02:42

centered them and started drilling.

02:46

This is the definition of not flat.

02:51

I lowered the speed of the milling machine

02:52

for the chamfering.

02:53

These chamfers make sure that

02:55

the plate can be mounted

02:56

without the screws sticking

02:58

out above the surface.

03:02

A bit of cleaning and I was ready

03:04

to mount the frame together.

03:13

I needed a flat surface though for this.

03:15

Oh wait...

03:16

my brother is working on this door

03:18

that has a large enough window that is flat.

03:30

Now everything is tightened well

03:32

and the next step is to mount

03:34

these beefy linear rails.

03:43

This rail assembly is mounted using

03:45

threaded rods with corner brackets

03:47

and compression springs.

03:55

This made it possible to adjust it

03:57

just like a regular 3D printer.

04:07

Pretty much all the parts that we need

04:08

are on this table.

04:09

And in order to make sure that

04:11

we have everything,

04:13

I used this checklist.

04:14

And this is the bill of materials

04:16

that is generated

04:17

by my design.

04:19

So literally every part

04:21

is in that design

04:23

and that design is here on my laptop.

04:25

So I can see where all the parts go

04:27

which are quite a few.

04:28

First we are going to work on this base.

04:30

And I have to remove this grill plate first

04:32

in order to access everything.

04:52

The diameter of these connector rods

04:54

was just a bit too big.

04:55

I was thinking of hammering them in,

04:57

but that would do more harm than good,

04:59

so I decided to sand them down.

05:03

File them down.

05:07

Now it fits.

05:33

I put the belt tensioners together,

05:35

lined everything up

05:36

and assembled the carriage blocks.

05:54

The last step was to add the timing belts

05:56

and adjust everything in such a way

05:58

that the opposite carriages

05:59

are perpendicular to the rails.

06:03

The movement system works!

06:07

Okay the base is put together,

06:09

at least mechanically

06:10

and everything went very well.

06:13

If you ignore the fact that some parts

06:14

didn't fit and had to do a redesign,

06:17

reprint them out of PLA to see if they fit.

06:19

And reprint them again

06:20

out of PET for these final versions

06:23

and then realizing

06:24

that I made another mistake.

06:25

Redesigning and reprinting again

06:28

and now we're here.

06:35

Okay I'm not very happy with how smooth

06:37

these rails go, well not smooth.

06:39

I cleaned them out with very thin oil

06:42

and also I greased them up.

06:44

Well you know you have beefy rails

06:46

when you need a grease pump for these.

06:48

I think it's good enough for now

06:50

but this is something

06:51

that I'm going to look into

06:54

for maybe a future version.

06:55

I already added the temperature sensor

06:59

to the grill plate

07:00

and also added this ceramic felt

07:03

to insulate the heater

07:04

from the rest of the electronics.

07:06

Speaking of which,

07:08

now it's time to add the electronics.

07:10

I'm going to reuse most of the electronics

07:12

from this original grill plate

07:14

that I've shown

07:14

in the previous video.

07:17

The reason for the new plate is well...

07:20

and also when I bought the new one,

07:22

the picture showed

07:24

that it didn't have this hole

07:25

and it was completely flat

07:27

which I thought would

07:28

make it easier for this purpose

07:30

but well for some reason

07:33

this isn't completely flat.

07:35

It misses the hole though,

07:37

but it's different from the picture.

07:38

So I'm going to change some things.

07:40

One of them is the PSU.

07:42

This is used for LEDs

07:44

and this is pretty small

07:46

and this one is 300 Watts

07:48

and the smaller one is 150.

07:50

So I'm going to repurpose most of this.

07:53

I will also add a second solid state relay

07:56

for the future possibility

07:59

of having a chamber heater.

08:14

I removed the electronics

08:15

from the old grill plate

08:16

and now it's time

08:17

to add it to the new one.

08:18

It must be oriented differently

08:20

and I didn't want to torture

08:21

my laser cutter again

08:22

like I did last time

08:23

when cutting in PCB material.

08:25

So I parted up with PCBWay

08:27

and they delivered a bare PCB

08:29

with all holes at the right location.

08:31

PCBWay is one of the most experienced

08:33

PCB manufacturers in China.

08:35

The process was very simple,

08:37

especially in my case where I only

08:38

needed the PCB outline.

08:40

I just uploaded files,

08:41

selected the required thickness,

08:43

clicked order

08:44

and now I'm here adding rivet nuts to it.

08:46

I could have all gone fancy with electronics

08:48

which would have been possible

08:49

because they can manufacture

08:50

high-end complex PCBs,

08:52

flex-rigid PCBs

08:53

and they can assemble them.

08:55

I used PCB only for

08:56

its mechanical properties.

08:57

Yet they also offer CNC machining,

08:59

sheet metal fabrication,

09:01

multiple ways of 3D printing

09:02

and injection molding.

09:03

Pretty awesome right?

09:04

That you can send your design,

09:06

select the manufacturing process,

09:07

select the material

09:09

and get a professionally

09:10

manufactured part back.

09:11

Thanks PCBWay for supporting the channel

09:13

and this project.

11:29

Okay it's a small miracle

11:31

not that this thing works

11:33

because I've shown that in the last video

11:35

but that everything fits.

11:37

I think that this is a

11:39

pretty solid grill plate.

11:42

I managed to connect most of the wiring.

11:44

I had to modify the springs in there

11:46

to make it fit, but it fits.

11:50

So the thing that's left to do now

11:52

is adding the portal.

11:54

I've already made one

11:56

earlier on to see if everything fits.

11:58

It's not perfect,

11:59

everything does fit.

12:01

I have designed an improved version

12:03

which is in parts here

12:05

and we will put that together later.

12:07

This thing

12:08

it is good enough

12:10

so we can use that as our first portal.

12:12

This thing is based on the truss system that I've

12:15

made a desk lamp out of.

12:22

And this is

12:24

coreXZ system.

12:26

So the motors are at the bottom

12:28

and if both motors

12:30

rotate in the opposite direction,

12:32

then the gantry goes up and down

12:34

and when they rotate in the same direction,

12:37

it will go from left to right

12:38

or a combination of the two.

12:40

And that's what I think

12:41

is an interesting

12:43

advantage of this system

12:44

is that most of the weight

12:46

is put at the bottom

12:48

It's better balanced when we are

12:49

going to fling this back and forth.

12:51

So I've printed everything

12:53

out of PET with carbon fiber

12:56

on the Bambu Lab

12:56

and with the lamp I used brass rods

12:59

but with this I used carbon fiber rods.

13:02

Everything is tensioned

13:04

with dynama wire,

13:06

but the tensioning system itself...

13:09

I'm not too happy with it.

13:11

So I do have an idea

13:13

for an improved version.

13:14

That's what we are going to try

13:16

with the second portal.

13:17

This thing it runs well very smooth

13:21

and the nice thing about the coreXZ

13:23

is that the gantry always stays horizontal.

13:26

It's not possible

13:28

to push one side down.

13:31

So it's it's a bit similar to having

13:33

two lead screws,

13:34

but this I think it's a lot more elegant.

13:37

And also it moves a lot faster

13:39

in the z direction

13:40

which can potentially be

13:41

interesting for non-planar 3D printing.

13:44

So yeah I think that this

13:47

could work very well

13:48

in this configuration that we're

13:51

building right here.

13:52

And it can also be tilted

13:54

at a 45 degree angle

13:56

so it can print like a belt printer.

13:58

So let's put this thing on the printer,

14:00

then we are going to put

14:01

the second portal together,

14:03

put that on the printer

14:04

and then we can do our first test print.

15:36

OK I've made the tensioning system.

15:38

And that's by drilling

15:40

two holes next to each other.

15:42

It wasn't the easiest thing to do...

15:46

I think it should work better

15:48

with the tensioning system

15:49

that I've shown with the desk lamp

15:51

because that was a clear bottleneck.

15:54

And it also should be

15:56

a lot easier to work with

15:57

than the tensioning system

15:59

that I've used for the other portal.

16:01

I also used screws for those

16:03

but made two flat edges on there

16:05

and I had to somehow

16:07

try and make a knot inside of here.

16:10

So, and with this system,

16:11

I can just

16:12

make the knot on the outside.

16:15

So I'm going to use

16:16

this Dyneema rope.

16:18

This is pretty strong

16:19

and it's easier to work with

16:21

than the Kevlar

16:22

because the Keflar were all loose strands.

16:26

And this is braided.

16:28

It's much easier to just push it through.

16:31

Well, let's see what happens

16:32

if I'm going to put it under tension.

16:34

So I'm just twisting it

16:35

just like I did with the lamp.

16:41

Huh, okay, this is 10 times easier

16:45

than it was with the other system.

17:11

Okay, I moved to this room

17:12

because I've got an example here

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and I've got all parts lying here.

18:06

Everything was fun and games

18:08

until I realized that the heads of

18:10

those screws were too high.

18:19

So yeah, I had to mill them down.

19:46

Okay finally, after more

19:48

than three months of work,

19:49

this thing is put together.

19:52

So the only thing that's left to do now

19:54

is configuring it.

19:56

And that's also not going to be a

19:57

straightforward task

19:58

because we do have a

20:00

weird motion system here.

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So therefore I'm happy

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that I teamed up with Duet.

20:04

They supplied me their Duet controller,

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which is controlling this whole thing.

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And that's very convenient to configure.

20:11

They also supplied these tool boards,

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the Revo Roto tool boards,

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which can be mounted to

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the Revo Roto from E3D.

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I've got two of them.

20:20

And I think that they look

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pretty cool on this machine.

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So shout out to E3D and Duet

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for these awesome products.

20:27

Maybe you're wondering why I'm not using

20:28

the Proper extruder

20:29

that I've developed earlier.

20:31

I didn't want to add

20:32

even more variables to this.

20:34

So I decided to go with some products

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that are already out there

20:39

that do work together like these.

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I'm going to turn this thing on.

20:43

Hopefully it doesn't blow up.

20:45

Then I'm going to configure it.

20:47

And hopefully we will see a

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successful first test print.

20:53

Imagine this,

20:54

I put all my eggs in one basket.

20:56

I haven't uploaded a video

20:58

in more than three months.

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How bad it would be

21:01

if this just doesn't work.

21:04

I believe so much in the system

21:06

and the possibilities

21:07

that we can explore in future videos,

21:09

that I decided to go all in on this.

21:12

I don't think that I

21:13

ever felt this much pressure

21:15

during making a video.

21:16

And it wouldn't even

21:17

be funny if this fails.

21:23

Okay, I think I managed to configure this thing.

21:26

It wasn't easy.

21:27

I configured it as a coreXYUV system

21:31

and swapped out the axes.

21:32

So technically it's a coreXZUW system

21:37

with an independent y-axis.

21:39

So yeah, TIME-system is a

21:42

much easier name to remember.

21:44

It works. So let me just show you.

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Yeah, let's just home everything.

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So first it will home. The first portal,

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this is tool zero.

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And then once this is homed,

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the second portal will home,

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which is tool one.

22:03

It has a bit of different

22:05

homing sequence than that one,

22:07

But they both home.

22:08

I managed to home them in parallel,

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which looked much cooler.

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But for some reason, the firmware said

22:16

that the second portal

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wasn't homed properly.