I wanted to show you my little P3Steel V4 that I've built.
The frame is a P3Steel V4 I bought on eBay and the same seller had a metal ZX-kit.
It first started out to just be a upgrade for my second printer, a CTC I3 Pro B, but I wanted to keep it as it was printing great. So I started looking around for electronics that might be good, I saw the Duets but they where a bit pricey and the Maestro hadn't been released yet. So I ordered a GT2560, it's the same on the CTC. When it arrived it was broken so that didn't go as planned... Then I saw the MKS boards, they looked great so I ordered a MKS Gen 1.4 and a TFT and some other accessories. I then realized that they didn't have that great documentation and some other issues I didn't want to deal with. During the time I was waiting for the board to be deliverd I orderd some essential parts, such as the Titan Aero and so.
The printer got put in storage for some time, then this spring I didn't to just have standing on a shelf taking up space. So I ordered a Maestro and a BLTouch, while I was waiting for those to arrive I was reading up on the Maestro and decided that I wanted to go the 24V route instead of the 12V route I had planned at first. So the heated bed I had ordered didn't work, it was 12V only... But I had seen E3D's heated beds and I really wanted to use them, so that made it easy to order. I also ordered new steppers and good quality belts while I was at it.
There are some pieces of sheetmetal that I've modified or "designed" and have had cutout by a local shop. Those are the electronics sidepanel and the power sidepanel. The modified bits are the X-carriage rod holders. Originaly they where spaced 46mm apart, but the extruder mount had 45mm spacing.
As you can see in the pictures there are som pieces missing, most importantly partcooling but also a sheetmetal piece for the RJ45 to be mounted to and a cover for the live terminals on the SSR. It also need a coat of paint, but I want it to be completed first so I can manage the wiring a bit better.
I know there's a wall of text in here, but I wanted to tell you the story of this printer. It's not all of it but a large part. I've left out some not so great decisions in building this printer.