RE: [diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication] Third Strike
As usual I am too busy to jump in and build my own 3D printer but I keep reading with great interest. I appreciate all you guys’ effort.
My plan is, if I ever get a chance to do so, to also build as an intermediate step a flat bed printer and carefully test it. Actually in my case I would have it setup so large or small objects could be put under it for printing on physical objects. As a goal it should print a color picture with equal quality to the original printer.
An intermediate flatbed version would also have a great interest in the Inkjet PCB forum since that is all they want so we could get extra support from that group.
After a successful flatbed design I would then proceed with the 3-D version of it. Roger’s plan sounds very much what I have in mind using precision hardware but probably of my own design.
In the meantime, Alvaro is making great progress so all the info might be available even with hardware to make it simple and fast.
By the way, HP is selling the HP OfficeJet 8000 Pro for $79 direct from HP.
If work was not interfering with my hobbies, I would build both a powder printer and an extruder. I have seen incredible good useful parts from commercial extruders so that is tempting too.