1X2 Tallcat

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1X2_Tallcat

Release status: Experimental

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Description:

Shoot for the Moon!

The 3ft tall 1X2 TALLCAT has a vertical build area of 640mm, yet it takes up no more desk space than the "Compact" Reprap 1X2. It has an increased X and Y build area as well.

This is a Pyramid Repstrap made with all 1-Dimensional 90 degree cuts.

The 1X2 and 1X2 TALLCAT are RepRap class 3D-printers that can be built with access to only a drill-press and hand-saw. The parts for the entire system can be made with one-dimensional tools, straight cuts and common materials.

First Test:
607mm tall single-walled tube(40mm diameter).
Z-Step: 0.30mm
Print Time: 5hr40min

This machine is made by: mrkimrobotics.com

Design:

The TALLCAT turns its biggest weakness, long flexible rods, into a strength by using the flex to triangulate the frame into a pyramidal structure. The rods bend out of the way of the z-bearing blocks as they ascend from the inside of the pyramid to the outside. This makes full end-to-end travel possible even with a highly acute frame.


Improvements:

  • Eliminated frame spacers.
  • Eliminated 45mm M3 bolts.
  • Eliminated 25mm X-motor spacers.
  • No more asymmetrical countersinks.
  • Lower Table increases active Z-Travel.
  • X-Travel increased to 160mm.
  • Lighter X-Assembly.
  • Simple pinch belt clamp has easy tension adjust and requires no through holes in the belt.

New:

  • Vinyl shaft stops
  • Dual Pivoting footed vertex allows adjustable bearing block alignment.


Y-Carriage Version:

This version uses traditional toothed timing belts and a one-piece Y-carriage design.

Video: <videoflash type="youtube">_WT4x1lXV2I|320|240</videoflash>


Parts Y-Carriage Version:

1X2-y-carriage-v2.4.svg


Parts Y-Conveyor Version:

1X2-thin-profile-Y-motor-block-v2.1.svg
1X2-TALLCAT-footed-vertex-v2.2.svg
1X2-360-bearing-block-v2.3.svg
1X2-x-carriage-v2.3.svg
1X2-TALLCAT-X-motor-block-v2.3.svg
1X2-TALLCAT-X-pulley-block-v2.3.svg
1X2-TALLCAT-top-mount-belt-clamp.svg
1X2-scoop-extruder-2.0.svg
1X2-35mm-vertex-v2.0.svg
1X2-77mm-vertex-block-v2.0.svg
1X2-608-shim.svg
1X2-77mm-zigzag-arm.svg


FILE ID# TYPE DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE FORMATS CREATED/RESERVED BY
1X2_Tallcat-File-Name SOLID MODEL ASSEMBLY These are CAD files for the Solid Model Assembly .xml.zip, .stl.zip --Mrkim 12:00, Today's Date 20xx (UTC)
1X2_Tallcat-File-Name CAD FILES FOR PARTS These are CAD files for each part. .xml.zip, .stl.zip --Mrkim 12:00, Today's Date 20xx (UTC)
1X2_Tallcat-File-Name EVEN MORE FILES These are are even more files. .xml.zip, .stl.zip --Mrkim 12:00, Today's Date 20xx (UTC)|-
1X2_Tallcat-File-Name SOLID MODEL ASSEMBLY This is the final finished machine N/A --Mrkim 12:00, Tomorrow's Date, 20xx (UTC)

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