Thank you for helping me build this 2 color clay printer
Many thanks again to everyone on the forum who helped me get this two color "teeter totter" clay printer going. I thought I'd share some images. Printer runs on a Duet Wifi with Duex5 expansion board and PanelDue7. It's running 8 Nema 23 motors - X, Y, two Z's, and 4 extruder motors (two tools with two motors each). It is built out of aluminum components from OpenBuilds, and builds on several years of constant experimentation.
GizmotronX5000 last edited by
Wow! Very cool. Where can we find out more about this build?
zapta last edited by
That's a very impressive machine! What is the nozzle diameter? How fast do you print? What makes the clay hard to hold itself while printing additional layers?
@GizmotronX5000 thanks for your interest!
I haven't documented it fully yet, but I generally post things in these locations:
@zapta In the picture the nozzle diameter is 1mm. I print fairly slowly, maybe half the speed of a typical consumer FDM printer. The clay sits atop itself as if one were making a piece of coil pottery. It is important for the clay to be the right consistency - too much water and it will collapse, too little water and it will be too stiff to push through a nozzle.
A Former User last edited by
this is awesome, thanks for sharing