17 December, 2016

Installation and improvements over an Hephestos Prusa i3 3D Printer from BQ

Those who follow me will have seen that I have uploaded some videos with the assembly of the i3 Prusa BQ, plus reducing vibration and the last has been adding LED light, adapting for printing flexible filament and isolating the extruder with silicone (spanish voice):

At the end the conclusion has been that we use perfectly the original extruder with filaflex printing between 20 and 40 mm / sec, as  long as we place the piece or "router" thread to avoid traffic jams because of the flexible nature of the filament, recommended adding a lightly oiled filter cleaning filament (for this or any type of filament) and facilitate their way to the extruder. Important also the temperature between 220 and 230 ° C and that the environment does not fall below 20 ° C or put a warm bed at 30 ° C to ensure that the layers are joined.
If you do not want to complicate, we can always change the entire extruder one better than no need improvement, such as  the DDG BQ .

The LED light can see it is quite simple ; it is looking for a pair of wires with 12V and regulate it at a low voltage to prevent the LED from deteriorating prematurely.

As for the isolation of the head, which can save us more than a burn, besides saving energy, it is very important to leave enough hours to harden the material (two days at least). I just waited eight hours and humbled that drew the inside of uncured was curious to say the least;).

In the next post on this subject I will give you some tips for starting printing in the infinite world of 3D printing to print successfully any type of piece. See you soon!

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