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MASSIVE thank-you to openbuilds

Discussion in 'Concepts and Ideas' started by Marcin S, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. Marcin S

    Marcin S Well-Known
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    I just felt the need to thank openbuilds for this amazing community. Without you guys (and the company itself) this project would not be possible.

    Today I had my first bite in cutting aluminium using a machine I built from OpenBuilds parts, I always had this dream of being able to make things out of metals.


    Here's a few pictures and a video of the finished machine. The purpose of it was to be able to cut aluminum sheets, quickly change the spindle into a extruder, and quickly convert it to a 3D printer when needed.


    ttt.JPG IMG_7732.jpg alu.jpg IMG_7748.JPG IMG_7738.JPG IMG_7747.JPG



    The main purpose this machine was made for is being able to prototype my upcoming 3D printer and various other projects:
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    Once again, thank you!
    Kind regards, Marcin S
     
    #1 Marcin S, Apr 18, 2015
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  2. Rick 2.0

    Rick 2.0 OpenBuilds Team
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    I really like the simplicity/efficiency of the design. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Marcin S

    Marcin S Well-Known
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    Much appreciated, Rick. One of the goals was to build the machine using "off-the-shelve" parts, I had no access to any routing facilities so could not make the OX cnc parts, I think that this is a suitable alternative seeing that I need stability at the low heights and 3D printing capabilities of 300mm+

    Regards
     
  4. Joe Santarsiero

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    Very interesting design. Congrats
     

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