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The very first Ormerod...

Posted by droftarts 
The very first Ormerod...
February 12, 2016 05:53PM
I was going through my old pictures, and found these, dated 15th August 2013:




This is pretty much the first recognisable Ormerod. It's what RS saw, and then ordered 500 for Christmas! It was before we even had the Duet, so the electronics were a Melzi board.

Ian
ex RRP support
Re: The very first Ormerod...
February 12, 2016 08:21PM
Awesome! I love seeing stuff like this, showing how a design has progressed over time. Could you offer some insight into why the design progressed from this, to what it is now? Is that a threaded rod on the back of the x-axis? Why did you change the X from wood to acrylic?

Is there any part of this iteration that you wish you had kept?
Re: The very first Ormerod...
February 13, 2016 12:47AM
Nice! Glad the melts is gone!


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Re: The very first Ormerod...
February 13, 2016 03:34AM
Was there a panic when they ordered 500 ? smiling smiley


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Also supplier of...
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates - no more sagging heat bed. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods - no more bendy acrylic. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: The very first Ormerod...
February 15, 2016 07:34AM
They ordered 500 based on that mess??. You guys came through on that deal.
I hope you are doing ok Ian.
Cheers, Andrew
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