Duet conversion of Xinkebot Orca

  • Our makerspace's modified Xinkebot Orca spent the last few months valiantly printing PPE in my basement, and was slowly accumulating issues. Seeing as I had most of a working Duet2 WiFi recently made redundant thanks to the shiny new Duet3, I thought I'd thank it for its service with a little upgrade before returning it to the space for general use. Primary goal of upgrade was increased reliability and usability, and commonality with our Duet-driven Railcore, along with switch to a Volcano hotend to complement the big build volume.

    First thing was designing a new enclosure for the Duet2 Wifi:



    Then an enclosure for the PanelDue:


    And of course a new hotend carriage for the Volcano:


    Still need to dial in print settings, speeds, and feeds, but even with the big twist the glass bed has developed over the years, things seem to be looking good!

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