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Types of Endstops

Types of Endstops

3D printers are extremely accurate and precise positioning systems, but the way 3D printers track their position is different than many people think. The way a 3D printer controller tracks the position of the print head is much different than how a human might do the...
Bearings vs. Bushings

Bearings vs. Bushings

The previous post discussed the two dominant types of linear motion systems used in 3D printers:  lead screws and belt drives. These are the systems that actually move the build platform and/or extruder. Lead screws and timing belts are used to transfer electrical...
3D Printer Linear Motion Systems

3D Printer Linear Motion Systems

Needless to say, a 3D printer’s linear motion system is one of the most important of the many mechanisms that make up a 3D printer. The linear motion system on a 3D printer is used to move the hot end and/or built platform along the x-axis, y-axis, and z-axis. A...
3D Printer Frame Design

3D Printer Frame Design

Every part of designing a 3D printer is fascinating, from the linear motion system, to the electronic circuitry, to the software, designing a 3D printer offers Makers the opportunity to explore a wide range of technological areas and skills. But out of the many...