Ken Snyder based in Sunnyvale California has created a new 3D printer aptly named the Go Big, which provides 8 ft³ of build volume allowing you to 3D print those larger designs and components with ease.
Check out the video below to learn more about the construction of this new 3D printer which is now available to back with pledges starting at $6000 for the basic 3D printer offering a 600 x 600 x 600 mm print volume.
Snyder the creator of Go Big explained a little more about the printer and its specifications :
– Print Volume: 8 Cubic Feet, 600mm x 600mm x 630mm
– Printbed Size: 24″ x 24″, printable 600mm x 600mm
– Heated Bed: 22″ x 22″, 1452 watts
– Max Hotend Temp: 270 C
– Positional Accuracy: 8 microns at 16th stepping, 4 microns at 32nd stepping
– X/Y Drive: 1″ travel leadscrew
– Firmware: Repetier 0.92.x
– Interface: Repetier Host or ViKi 2 Graphic LCD Display
– Controller Board: Azteeg X3 Pro
– Connections: USB
– Extruder: BondTech QR
– Hotend: PrintrBot Ubis 13S with interchangeable nozzles*
The goal of this Kickstarter project is to bring the near production functional prototype of our large 8 cubic feet All-in-one printer to production. This is a wonderful machine that was developed over the last two years pursuing the design goals of being large, accurate and reliable at a reasonable price. The design turned out to be so strong, that it was a natural fit for evolving it into an All-in-one CNC machine. So it is now not only a great 3D printer, but it also can be outfitted with a standard mount laser or various milling options with mounts you can print yourself. This makes it one of the most versatile yet affordable high quality All-in-one CNC machines today.
Another important but subtle feature that shouldn’t be over looked is that it uses open source software and firmware to make this machine open and hackable. It will come preconfigured with Repetier firmware for 3D printing with the laser and milling options already enabled. The machine will also be pre-wired for these options, so no modifications are necessary but you may need to make a custom mount for whatever tool you wish to use. We will have a couple of printable mounts that can be downloaded from our website for flex shaft and and direct mount Dremel mills. The firmware including the configuration file will be downloadable from our web site so you can configure it for whatever tool you wish to mount.
There is an outlet on the side of the machine to plug-in a 120V AC mill or any other device you wish to control. 12V DC power wiring for the laser or other device will go all the way to the terminal block on the back of the tool mount carriage. Power to both is controllable via G-code.
So what this means is that you can control and power any 120V AC or 12V DC tool you can mount on the carriage. This is powerful! With this flexibility, your imagination is the limit. You are not limited to just lasers and mills. If you want to download and print a syringe extruder from thingiverse.com and experiment with 3D printing clay or print a photo with icing on a cake, you can do that. If you want to laser etch some art and then mill a wooden frame for it, you can do that. With the open architecture and software, in full Maker spirit, your imagination really is the limit with this machine.
For more information on the new 3D printer jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and to make a pledge via the link below.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Hardware, Top News