DIY Prusa i3 3D printer
05 Sep 2017
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I was really fascinated by 3d printing technology after a hands on workshop at vighyan ashram. From the movement i decided to make one for myself. After lot of brain storming and discussions, i settled down for making a prusa i3 printer. The Prusa i3 is an open-source fused deposition modeling 3D printer. Part of the RepRap project, it is the most used 3D printer in the world.The Prusa i3 was designed by Josef Průša in 2012 with the Prusa i3 MK2 being released in 2016 and the MK2S being released in 2017. The Prusa i3’s comparable low cost and ease of construction and modification has made it popular in education and with hobbyists and professionals. Due to the printer being open source there have been many variants produced by companies and individuals worldwide, and like many other RepRap printers the Prusa i3 is capable of printing some of its own parts. So first things first i started with laser cutting parts for the printer.Yes heard it right, laser cutting to make sure everything is built right from scratch.
Then came the assembly for the printer using RAMPS1.4 board and Nema 17 Motors.
After a lot of tweaks I and bed adjusting i was able to make the printer work. Here are some videos and time lapse of the printer working at initial stages.
And finally i was able to make some real cool objects and my first ever 3D printed turbine blade.