Printing Wally

Printing Wally

Postby cdsteinkuehler » Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:51 pm

While printing Wally, I have found that printing the screws, nuts, and xy pulleys with thinner layers improves their quality enough it seems worth the extra time. Working off of Shane's results: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19570820/Wally/index.html I have tweaked the plate composition and recommend the following (still being printed, I'll comment if I run into any issues):

Plate A:
  • 2 corner tab.stl
  • 2 edge tab.stl
  • 2 string tensioner.stl
  • 1 z idler.stl
  • 1 hub washer.stl
  • 4 plastic washer.stl

Plate B:
  • 1 z motor mount.stl
  • 1 z pulley holder.stl
  • 1 filament drive mount.stl

Plate C (print with thinner layers, I used 0.15mm, but will probably print the next set at 0.2mm):
  • 1 bowden nut.stl
  • 1 hub screw.stl
  • 1 lock nut.stl
  • 2 xy pulley.stl
  • 1 z pulley.stl

Everything else prints well individually or 2-up for parts where you need more than one.
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Re: Printing Wally

Postby sgraber » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:14 pm

FYI more information on printer settings and Slic3r config file:

https://github.com/NicholasSeward/Conce ... E.PRINTING

https://github.com/NicholasSeward/Conce ... ly_0.3.ini

Also, here's a photoset of the ones I printed:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbgraber/s ... 939518655/
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Re: Printing Wally

Postby ryanh » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:09 pm

I am interested in building a Walley, however I am new to the world of 3D printing. This said, Walley would be my first 3D printer build -- is this a bit ambitious for a newb such as myself?

If it is not too ambitious, from whom or where would anyone recommend I source the printed parts?

Any and all information is appreciated.

Thanks!
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Re: Printing Wally

Postby cdsteinkuehler » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:27 pm

ryanh wrote:If it is not too ambitious, from whom or where would anyone recommend I source the printed parts?


I don't think it's too ambitious if you like to tinker and are willing to work around some rough edges. It will probably be a few months until either Wally or GUS Simpson are stable enough in both software and hardware to not require a bit of 'fudging' to get things working well.

That said, I think either GUS or Wally would be an excellent choice for getting into 3D printing, particularly since the BOM is about half that of most other printers (primarily due to not needing any expensive linear motion components). I have a chunk of filament I am hoping to use as "pay-it-forward" parts for Wally or GUS, but it's going to be a while until I can provide any parts (I'm still working on my _own_ parts, plus getting my new babies functional!), and the whole idea doesn't make much sense until the designs are a bit more wrung out.

sgraber printed up a set of parts for smooshed (see the forum user list) for what IMHO was a very reasonable price. If you're in a hurry, he might print some parts up for you as well. Anyone know of others willing to print parts sets for Wally or GUS?
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Re: Printing Wally

Postby Nicholas Seward » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:34 pm

@ryanh: 3D printing is full of gotchas even with the most refined printer with the best documentation. I would encourage all but the most fearless to get a "starter" printer before getting a non-Cartesian bot that adds a layer of complexity. (It will also be good for printing replacement parts during a build.) As of today, Wally has a glitchy gcode preprocessor and very little documentation. Of course that is going to change but just realize what you are getting yourself into.

I think GUS or Wally will be a year before the documentation and the user base can easily support first time users.

Of course if you want to jump in, I will help however I can.
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Re: Printing Wally

Postby Cozmicray » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:00 am

Wally is really cool
BUT
Not for the first printer build.
Also has special firmware and software.

I would recommend a kit

See http://www.3ders.org/pricecompare/3dprinters/

Perhaps an Ordbot hadron

Then perhaps you could print Wally parts your self?

ryanh wrote:I am interested in building a Walley, however I am new to the world of 3D printing. This said, Walley would be my first 3D printer build -- is this a bit ambitious for a newb such as myself?

If it is not too ambitious, from whom or where would anyone recommend I source the printed parts?

Any and all information is appreciated.

Thanks!


:D
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Re: Printing Wally

Postby Cozmicray » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:09 pm

Need Wally parts printed
see Vermont Rapid Prototyping

http://www.vermontrapidprototyping.com/page/3

Jon there has a farm of Trinitylab's A1 printers
and he has the Wally files.

:D
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Re: Printing Wally

Postby Nicholas Seward » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:34 pm

Cozmicray wrote:Need Wally parts printed
see Vermont Rapid Prototyping

http://www.vermontrapidprototyping.com/page/3

Jon there has a farm of Trinitylab's A1 printers
and he has the Wally files.

:D


Some of those parts are out dated. Nothing that can't be made to work.
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Re: Printing Wally

Postby Cozmicray » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:52 am

Price of early adoption?

Can you let me know which are wrong?



"Some of those parts are out dated. Nothing that can't be made to work."

Tnx
:?:
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Re: Printing Wally

Postby Nicholas Seward » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:29 am

Cozmicray wrote:Price of early adoption?

Can you let me know which are wrong?


The XY MOTOR MOUNTS are pre New York. I had to use a hack saw to allow clearance for the pulley set screws.
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