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Mendel Reprap Extruder Types[edit | edit source]

1) Spring Head: Allows the extruder to move over ridges that blocks its path
Instructions: No
Works:Yes
Links: [1]

2) Granular Extruder: Allows the use of pellets to make parts instead of a plastic rod
Instructions: Some, not detailed
Works:Needs Improvement
Links:[2] [3]

3) Spool Head: prints metal, only limited shapes tested Instructions:Some, not detailed
Works: Needs more testing on other shapes
Links:[4]


Boards for Reprap[edit | edit source]

Get all solid edge parts here:([5])

Motherboard plate

  • place to mount extruder controller and motherboard
  • made from MDF
  • schematics
  • solid edge file is located in this area in the downloaded files: reprap-mendel-20100308/mendel/mechanics/solid-models/Temporary/SolidEdge/circuit-boards motherboard-plate.par


Stepper motor mounting board:

  • place to mount stepper motor drivers and usb-female pcb
  • made from MDF
  • schematics
  • solid edge file is located in this area in the downloaded files: reprap-mendel-20100308/mendel/mechanics/solid-models/Temporary/SolidEdge/circuit-boards stepper-plate.par


Bed

  • where the plastic is printed
  • made from MDF
  • schematics
  • solid edge file is located in this area in the downloaded files: reprap-mendel-20100308/mendel/mechanics/solid-models/Temporary/SolidEdge/m4-standard-bot bed.par


other possibilities for bed:


Y-Chassis

  • set-up for the y-axis
  • made from MDF
  • schematics
  • solid edge file is located in this area in the downloaded files: reprap-mendel-20100308/mendel/mechanics/solid-models/Temporary/SolidEdge/m4-standard-bot y-chassis.par


Purge Plate

  • on the y-axis
  • made from MDF
  • schematics
  • solid edge file is located in this area in the downloaded files: reprap-mendel-20100308/mendel/mechanics/solid-models/Temporary/SolidEdge/m4-standard-bot purge-plate.par


MDF: this needs to be 4-6mm width a 42cmx40cm sheet


Flags

  • three one for each axis
  • aluminum sheet, <2mm in thickness, 8cm x 5cm
  • solid edge file is located in this area in the downloaded files: reprap-mendel-20100308/mendel/mechanics/solid-models/Temporary/SolidEdge/m4-standard-bot x-flag.par, y-flag.par, z-flag.par, x-flag-flat.par, y-flag-flat.par, z-flag-flat.par

Extruder Help[edit | edit source]

General Tips [8]

Mounting Makerbot Extruder onto Mendel[edit | edit source]


Reprap Parts and Where to Order[edit | edit source]

The current parts that have been ordered for the reprap are listed in this document below. I will update this document as more parts are ordered.Media:parts_for_reprap.odt


Links[edit | edit source]

  • Almost totally plastic system that can move in 3 dimentions called Sarrus Linkage Mark III, and attachment for an extruder is being worked on.
  • link to where to get Mendel belts and other mendel products including extruder: [9]
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