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Customizable 3D Printers

Posted by kman1863 
Customizable 3D Printers
March 28, 2017 02:55AM
Hey guys,
First-time poster here!
I'm toying with a new concept-- what would you guys think of a service that allows users to customize FDM printers based on their needs-- that way, they get their mostly-ideal machine without paying for anything they don't want to pay for. I've been looking for something of the sort but haven't managed to find anything.

Any thoughts?
Re: Customizable 3D Printers
March 28, 2017 10:07PM
tricky. most current designs do not scale up well.
Also everyone wants everything and for zero dollars.

what would you customize?

Build area is obvious but then what?
color, shape, smell?? These are all just marketing b/s

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/28/2017 10:08PM by Dust.
Re: Customizable 3D Printers
March 29, 2017 06:28PM
what would you customize?

Build area is obvious but then what?

Type of hot-end: All metal/PTFE lined. Multiple extruders. Mixing nozzle. Genuine vs Chinese copy.
Heated bed.
Build surface.
SD card
8bit vs 32bit controller.
Integrated controller/driver vs Arduino/RAMPS separation.
Ethernet/WiFi/USB serial connection.
Microswitch/optical endstops.
1.75mm/3mm ???

For a Delta: Plastic or metal corners. Flying extruder. Remote extruder drive? Linear guides vs wheels?
Re: Customizable 3D Printers
December 05, 2019 06:11AM
Wow this is an interesting idea, are you still working on it?
Re: Customizable 3D Printers
April 22, 2021 05:08PM
I will help!


How should we accomplish this task?

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