A recent order required a number of large ABS+ parts, so I ordered a 500mm cube printer to handle them. Tiny Machines got the machine to me about a week after ordering, so they did a great job rushing it out for me. The machine as it comes is fairly simple. They do include a filament runout sensor, however there is no builtin automatic bed leveling. With a 500mm aluminum plate, that gets to be a bit difficult. I got the machine with the Keenovo 110v heated bed. This is a 1300w heating element under the entire thing. The stock board comes with only a 300mm heater. Tiny machines was also able to put in an E3D extruder along with a plated micro swiss nozzle.

The first thing I did was set about building an enclosure for the new printer. Once I had a wooden frame, I mounted the bowden extruder as close as the existing wiring would allow me. I added a PEI sheet to the print bed. I printed a new extruder mount with a BL Touch sensor mount out of Polymaker PC-Plus.

Here are the changes from stock in my hit list : 

  • Heated enclosure
    • Wooden box built, need to build the door with a window
    • PID controller is in
    • 24vdc 300w heaters are in
    • Foil insulation ordered
    • 12in Aluminum plates for mounting ordered
    • 120mm recirc fans ordered
  • Stiffening
    • Thingiverse kit printing
    • Hardware all ordered from amazon
    • Rods lengthened to 36in (measures at 28, so ill trim as needed)
    • Need to figure out linear rail or rod and bearing for X axis
    • Find solid leveling pads for under the build plate
  • Hotend changeout
    • Temporary setup with the e3d and bl touch on bowden is printed
    • Need to finish wiring BL Touch
    • After X axis is strengthened, change to direct with a titan aero kit
  • Electronics
    • BL Touch wiring
    • Change main board to 24vdc
    • Add ssr relay and incorporate bed heater direct instead of on PID
    • Octopi added
    • Print mount for 120deg camera

Hopefully when all of the above is done, Ill have something as reliable as my Taz 6’s with a 500mm cube build volume! Stay tuned as I keep running with this thing!

 

Programmer and Controls Engineer with over 10 years experience in IT and Industrial Automation. Avid gamer and Geek with an interest in nearly all things technical.

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