Modified BLV cube
SAtech last edited by SAtech
I always enjoy reading about other people's printers, so I'll share mine I just finished.
It's a BLV Cube with a full enclosure, 7" touchscreen connected to a Pi 4, heavily modified toolhead, and some cosmetic tweaks. Really a great design, but everything could always use some upgrades!
Features/improvements from original design:
- Precision Piezo Z-probe
- Dual 5015 part cooling fans
- V6 hotend with Bondtech direct-drive
- 300x300 magnetic bed
- Raspberry Pi with Duet 2 Ethernet
- Lots(!) of LEDs
- Watercooling for hotend and part cooling fans
- Better bed (currently I have a cheap aluminum bed with integrated heater)
A little bit of history:
This is my second printer build. I started out with a Printrbot, and designed my own printer using hardware from the Printrbot (just a standard CoreXY with linear rods, etc.). It worked quite well for about 5 years, with some significant hardware revisions and upgrades. I wanted to build a bigger and better one, using the significant lessons learned while building and upgrading, and I had some designs floating around in my head. I was originally planning on building it with V-slot, until I came across the BLV Cube, and loved it. From that stemmed this printer.
Now for the good part: Pictures!
Detail of the gantry:
Detail of the toolhead:
Feel free to ask questions, and enjoy!
Edit: Added files for front panel. STL.zip.txt (rename to stl.zip)
Very cool! I think I've seen your design on Thingiverse before.
I recently built a BLV cube kit, and am in the process of doing some modifications -- changing to blind joints for the main frame members, fully enclosing it, and adding a third Z axis and kinematic bed for automatic leveling.
The project has slowed down a bit as some other things have taken priority in recent weeks (and my new Keenovo bed heater has languished in a shipping center in Shanghai), but looking forward to moving things forward soon.
I really like your front panel! Is that your design as well? I decided to swap out to a cheapo 7" tablet connected to DWC and am still thinking about the new front panel design...
SAtech last edited by
Thanks! Though it's not my design, I just modified it... I understand waiting for parts to sit in a warehouse for weeks. A lot of my parts went through the same ordeal, some taking more than a month!
I do like the kinematic bed leveling system, might have to put it on the list of upgrades.
Yes, the front panel is my design. I made it for a cheap 7" touchscreen from ebay, and printed it in three pieces. If you want, I can share the design.
mrehorstdmd last edited by
The kinematic mount doesn't look right to me, but maybe I can't see details in the picture you posted. It looks like there are 3 parallel slots. That isn't how to make a kinematic mount...
@mrehorstdmd yeah, that’s a super zoomed out view... the actual couplings are based on I think your design, with one being effectively a ball joint, one a sliding joint, and one able to translate in X and Y. The slider joint translates along an axis intersecting with the ball joint.
mrehorstdmd last edited by
@whopping-pochard That sounds right. nevermind.
A Former User last edited by
Nice printer shame about the wiring.
Does anyone have a link to the files for the front panel?
I think it just looks amazing.
What's supporting the bulge of the front panel where the paneldue is? I can see there are 4 screw holes here. 2 on the front, and 2 on the top. Have you printed some 40mm supports or used additional 2020 extrusion.
Also, do you have anything covering the back of the front panel?
Do you have any additional photos.
@satech Do you have a fusion file for the front panel?