What is Piper 1 3d printer?
Piper 1 is RepRap 3d printer. Piper’s frame and linear motion system are based on electrical conduit pipes and 608 ball bearings. Piper’s frame is light. All joints are 3D printed and yet the whole system is sturdy. By the total number of 3D printed parts, it may be one of the RepRap leaders.
It is relatively easy to upgrade Piper 1 3D printer to a larger bed size extending width or length of the bed – just replace pipes of one size with longer pipes and make sure wires and belts are long enough.
Matt’s 500 mm^3 printer build process:
Printers frame is light and rigid at the same time, so you will not be heavy lifting aluminum extrusions or will not be scared to move flimsy acrylic counterparts.
Our first printer had already printed close to 30 spools of the filament and still printing.
If you (or your friend) already have a 3D printer you may download and print all necessary parts from Thingiverse, if you do not have a printer yet you may visit our eBay store for printed parts.
Assembly instructions are still under construction.
Piper2 is a coreXY 3d printer.
Piper 2 features:
- Use of cheap EMT conduit pipes for the frame.
- Self-replication – majority of parts are 3D printed.
- Stationary bed what allows to use 120-220V heating beds.
- Use of hybrid linear motion system 8mm linear rods are combined with 1/2 inch EMT Conduit.
- Variable bed size (defined by the length of 8mm guiding rods).
- Fixed 300mm print height (defined by electronics enclosure design)
- Single or Dual extruder support.
- Bowden extruder/s.
Piper 2 was presented at ERRF 2018.
Also, check my interview to Matt Snow:
All printable parts are posted at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3022836
By default Piper 2 features 300mm printing volume height (limited by design of electronics enclosure). Bed size is defined by the 8mm guiding steel rods to be used for example 4 steel rods 350mm in length will give you 250x250mm print bed. 380mm steel rods used in Anet A8 printer will create the 280x280mm print surface. We are not recommending going above 450mm for guiding rods as the tension of belts in coreXY may start bending guiding rods.
Piper 4 or Piper Infinity is an infinite Z 3d printer
planned to be released in June of 2019. It is currently in beta testing. was released in June of 2019 check https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3711685.
.The unique design is based on Piper 2 gantry, which is placed 45 degrees to the belt and angled extruder 67.5 degrees to the belt (not a usual solution, which would have been 45 degrees to the belt) to combine simplicity and ease o
Early pictures of Fusion 360 assemblies: Working Piper Infinity:
Drawings from design: