Hey, thanks. Well I'm not really doing large format prints. I was, but they didn't work out so well. And I need to create thin vents, so I'm probably going to keep with E3D v6 all metal. I tried the lite, but there was a ton of oozing. The way the extruder system worked, I didn't know if I should switch to the 1.5 or the 1.5+ design. I wish I could do that 5 axis setup you posted!
I'd share my BOM if I had one. But I'm just sorta tinkering in the basement. I buy parts as I go along, modify STL files as needed, and use whatever I already have in the house from old projects that never got finished. If I knew how to do the auto bed leveling, I'd add it in!
To give you an idea of what I mean here are some photos. While I got a bunch of 80/20 1515-lite off ebay, I had a bunch of 20x40 and 20x60 openbuilds v-slots around the house, so I modded the mounts to make the moving bed:
I had some misumi extrusion left over from the $150 free last year, so I added those as a place to put the acrylic bed. It will be 10"x20" since it works for what I'm building.
The misumi stuff uses all m3 nuts and bolts, which I have plenty of now, so I use them where I can. I cut things in easy numbers, so they don't always fit perfectly. But I mod all my STL files as much as I can. Like here for moving the motors to the bottom of the printer, and keeping the ACME rods in place (I ran out of green way faster than I thought):
When I need something different, I find STL files free online, and mod them how to fit my uses. Like where to put the Ramps 1.4 and attach a cooling fan.
You can see my gMax 1.0 and gMax 1.5 DoubleWide in the background. On a side not to all that, I learned many lessons from my 14"x32" bed when building the gMax 1.5 DoubleWide:
If it's too big, it won't make as fine of a product. That's why I'm keeping the size now to 10"x20". It's all I need to make my products (a work in progress).
All that said, I'll try and working on a BOM once these are finished and tested. But since I'm mainly using stuff because it's lying around the house, I'm not sure it's really useful to anyone.
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