I'm impressed with the initial results as this is my first print, but there is still lots of fine tuning to do.WillAdams wrote:Very cool! Looking forward to a write-up on the wiki --- I really want to have printing functionality on my unit before my summer vacation.
The dual-functionality is very appealing --- would there be an advantage to / possibility of using both tools simultaneously? That'd help make up for the loss of working area. Perhaps using a cutter to machine / reach under overhangs?
Alternately, have you considered some sort of sliding dovetail quick release toolchange system?
- I think there are issues with the layer height. Currently have mine at .25 (nozzle is .35) and it appears to be going back over itself (I can see the extruder head shaking as it goes back over previously laid down filament).
- This will definitely need some sot of quick release mech. I am still not entirely sure if keeping the DW660 on there is such a good move. It adds a lot of weight and I think the distance from the Z base may be causing more shaking during rapid changes in Z and X/Y. I'm going to try to see if I can come up with some sort of quick release for both the DW660 and the Extruder that way I can hot swap both of them.