- May 13, 2010
Hi Bud,Morning all.
My first printer from a few years ago was one of these i3's with the acrylic frame; I haven't used it for a while, but dusted it off over the weekend to try a few exotic filaments. The acrylic frame, although still intact, is starting to show signs of becoming brittle and bowing, so am wondering if anyone has done a complete conversion to 2020/2040 T-slot or V-slot frame? If so, which resource did you use for the conversion?
I've seen a huge number of different setups/layouts/etc, which to be honest have become quite confusing - they all start looking the same after a while! The Prusa site has a lot of printable parts, so I'm sorted with those if required - it's more the frame setup/layout.
Basically, I want to be able to use ALL the current mechanical/electronic components, without spending a fortune on replacing the stock parts. Any ideas/sources are welcome.
Do you mean these things?
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I also have one that I got from a fellow forumite.
It works reasonably well, the frame is basically it's only real issue.
I was thinking of buying an upgrade kit similar to these:
Or making my own frame.
Main reason I want to make my own frame is that I want enclose it and use it purely for ABS.
Making a box shaped frame would be the easiest way to go about doing that (and I can have most of the motors and electronics outside the enclosure so that the heat does not kill them early.
Oh, I vaguely remember getting the cut lines for the plexi/acrylic from them at some point. Wonder if I still have them at home somewhere...