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Sneak peek on the Bloft MK2 3D-printer

Posted by atmark 
Sneak peek on the Bloft MK2 3D-printer
July 15, 2020 03:49PM
Hey

I'm happy to give you a first peek on our printer that we are currently building. The Bloft MK2 is based on Tobben's HP4 which we will extend with moving ABC-anchorpoints. We will have a modular frame based on stage trusses. The ABC-anchor's will glide on those trusses in the Z-axis. That will enable a cylindrical print volume making it more useable for tall objects.

Total height of the frame will be 4.5 m
Footprint diameter of approx. 4 m
We will have to see where the max. print height will settle in, but we're aiming for 3-3.5 m, which would equal to 2.5-2.8 m3 print volume.

The frame will be made of aluminium trusses and steel corners. The end effector is made of bend 1.5 mm sheet metal to achieve a good mix of (relative) lightness and sturdy structure. On the end effector we will attach the Badass Pellet Extruder with currently 1.5 kg/h output. Our goal is to print shredded waste plastic.

Hopefully, we can fire up the beast in august/september. More to follow.




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Re: Sneak peek on the Bloft MK2 3D-printer
July 23, 2020 03:40PM
Nice project!

I'll be waiting for the followup grinning smiley
Re: Sneak peek on the Bloft MK2 3D-printer
July 24, 2020 03:42PM
We reached today a big milestone!
Finally the frame is standing on its feet.
In the coming weeks, we will be adding hardware to the frame and eventually start testing the electronics and firmware.




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VDX
Re: Sneak peek on the Bloft MK2 3D-printer
July 24, 2020 04:08PM
smileys with beer


Viktor
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Aufruf zum Projekt "Müll-freie Meere" - [reprap.org] -- Deutsche Facebook-Gruppe - [www.facebook.com]

Call for the project "garbage-free seas" - [reprap.org]
Re: Sneak peek on the Bloft MK2 3D-printer
September 04, 2020 06:22PM
Fast forward a month and a half, and you got this
A very rigid, yet light, frame based on static trusses and tensioned steel wire cables. We got also rid of the Mad Max look & feel of the already corroded steel surface. Now all steel parts are galvanized and have a nice black oxide surface. The 90% assembled printer will be exhibited at the main venue of the Helsinki Design Week 11.-13. September 2020. So, if you happen to be around come by and say hi!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/05/2020 04:24AM by atmark.


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VDX
Re: Sneak peek on the Bloft MK2 3D-printer
September 05, 2020 04:13AM
... hmmm error "404" confused smiley


Viktor
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Aufruf zum Projekt "Müll-freie Meere" - [reprap.org] -- Deutsche Facebook-Gruppe - [www.facebook.com]

Call for the project "garbage-free seas" - [reprap.org]
Re: Sneak peek on the Bloft MK2 3D-printer
September 05, 2020 04:24AM
Sorry! Should work now


portfolio // project gallery // instagram
VDX
Re: Sneak peek on the Bloft MK2 3D-printer
September 05, 2020 03:59PM
smileys with beer


Viktor
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Aufruf zum Projekt "Müll-freie Meere" - [reprap.org] -- Deutsche Facebook-Gruppe - [www.facebook.com]

Call for the project "garbage-free seas" - [reprap.org]
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