CoreXY 3D printers are a type of machine that allows users to create physical objects from digital designs using a process called additive manufacturing. These printers are capable of producing a wide range of objects, from simple figurines to complex mechanical parts, and have become increasingly popular among hobbyists and professionals alike.
One of the key features of CoreXY 3D printers is their ability to produce high-quality prints with a high level of accuracy and detail. This is made possible by their use of a unique design that combines two motors, or “cores,” to control the movement of the print head. These cores are responsible for moving the print head in both the X and Y directions, allowing the printer to produce intricate and highly detailed prints.
In addition to their high level of accuracy, CoreXY 3D printers are also known for their fast print speeds. This is due to the use of high-quality motors and precision drive systems, which allow the printer to move the print head quickly and smoothly. This makes it possible to produce large and complex prints in a relatively short amount of time, making CoreXY printers an ideal choice for those who need to produce large quantities of prints quickly and efficiently.
One of the key benefits of CoreXY 3D printers is their ability to produce prints with a high level of precision and detail. This is due to the use of high-quality motors and precision drive systems, which allow the printer to move the print head smoothly and accurately. This makes it possible to produce intricate and highly detailed prints, such as those with thin walls or delicate features.
Another key advantage of CoreXY 3D printers is their flexibility. These printers are capable of using a wide range of materials, including plastics, metals, and even wood and ceramics. This makes it possible to produce a wide range of products, from simple figurines to complex mechanical parts, depending on the specific needs of the user.
In addition to their flexibility, CoreXY 3D printers are also known for their ease of use. These printers typically come with user-friendly software that allows users to easily design and prepare their prints for production. This makes it easy for even those with little to no experience with 3D printing to get started and produce high-quality prints quickly and easily.
While CoreXY 3D printers offer many benefits, there are also some drawbacks to consider. One of the main drawbacks is their cost. These printers tend to be more expensive than other types of 3D printers, which can be a barrier for those on a tight budget. In addition, CoreXY printers tend to require more maintenance and upkeep than other types of 3D printers, which can be time-consuming and costly.
Despite these drawbacks, many users find that the benefits of CoreXY 3D printers outweigh the drawbacks. These printers offer a high level of accuracy and detail, fast print speeds, and the ability to use a wide range of materials, making them an excellent choice for those looking to produce high-quality prints quickly and efficiently.
Overall, CoreXY 3D printers are a powerful tool for those looking to create physical objects from digital designs. Whether you are a hobbyist looking to create custom figurines or a professional looking to produce complex mechanical parts, these printers offer a wide range of benefits that make them an excellent choice for a wide range of applications. With their ability to produce high-quality prints quickly and efficiently, CoreXY 3D printers are sure to be an invaluable tool for those looking to bring their digital designs to life.
Thomas the MakerViking
I’ve been working on moving the mainboard to make it easier accessible and to use the available space in the back. The mainboard used to be in the bottom electronics compartment, but now it’s available behind the back lid, which is way easier to remove than the bottom lid with the feet, etc.
Check out the images for more details.
I’ve also done some small detail work here and there.
The project is moving along decently but I’ve seen new stuff I want to improve all the time. Now, however, I think the next step will be to continue printing the ABS parts and hopefully not see anything else I want or need to change after that, so I can get the prototype done.
I’m so eager to get it ready and printing, so it can be released to the world!
Thanks for your continued support, it’s highly appreciated.
I’ve been working on splitting up the parts a bit to make them easier to print and with fewer supports. I’m almost done with that and here are some renders. Each main section has been split in two, with the smaller of the two parts for each section in the back. It makes it easier to play more with colors and contrast colors, which could be fun.
The next step now, is to finish the service on the printer I’m printing the ABS parts on, and print these new parts. More updates to come soon, and I’ll probably finish up the design on some of the smaller projects while these parts are printing, like the Unraid server case, etc.
Thanks for the continued support!
Thomas the MakerViking
Ps. I guess you’ve seen this, but all Patrons on Jarl, King, and Queen tiers will get some extra goodies after being a patron for 3 months, starting from the join date for new Patrons or from October 1st for existing Patrons.
Just a quick little post about the Fenrir CoreXY. I’ve been working on the design and printed more parts for it, and I’ve come to the decision to split the largest parts up a bit, to make them easier to print, so that’s what I’m currently working on.
I’m also working on a couple of other projects, both smaller Patreon projects like electronics cases for some BTT boards for larger printers like CR10, S8+, and similar, A Unraid server case, etc. which you can see a preliminary render of below:
More updates to come soon!
Thanks everyone! 🙂
Some updates to the hotend assembly.
I’ve integrated the cable chain into the top part of the assembly and made slits to slide the black part into the orange part of the mount, and then a grub screw to secure everything, which should make it easy to service the hotend.
Other than that I will continue to print the Fenrir prototype parts, and try to get it done as quickly as possible, I really want to get it done so you guys can start building it.
I hope you all are doing well.
Sorry for the long time since the last update, I haven’t been home much the last month or two, so I haven’t had much opportunity to work on projects. I’m now finishing up the new E3D Revo Micro hotend assembly for Fenrir and will continue building the prototype asap. I can’t wait to finish it up, and then see it built around the world!
Check out the renders of the new Revo Hotend assembly, I hope you like it.
Thomas aka MakerViking
This month most of my time has gone to working on Fenrir.
I got the components I needed from LDO and I’ve been focusing on tweaking the design to the specific components, printing prototype parts, and editing as needed to make things easier to print, more rigid, tweaking etc.
I’ve also made a fan bracket with ducts to the Nema14 A and B motors, to avoid any heat issues that might arise, this fan bracket actually also makes it easier to print the top, more specifically support removal is way easier now!
Currently, I’m printing the updated top, and working on a few more things on the other parts. I’ll continue printing them as the parts get done.
The launch of Fenrir is getting closer and closer! 😀
I would like to thank you all for the support!
Thomas the MakerViking
Just a simple test cube I made for fun.
Free to download for everyone.