david.t28
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Re: Prusa We need a larger 3d Printer

Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:18 am

Joan is right you may not make bigger projects, but longer ones would increase your capabilities.

PRUSA Team,
How hard would it be to double or even triple the size of the bed to allow for longer parts with the current width? Just by looking at a video of the operation it looks possible. This could be an additional upgrade to an existing model?

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Re: Prusa We need a larger 3d Printer

Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:42 pm

a larger print volume would be nice 300x300x300 would be a great addition to what i already have. also make it like a Prusa I3 MK3 printer in the bigger volumesize.

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Re: Prusa We need a larger 3d Printer

Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:40 pm

12" is a sweet spot. Sadly 300mm is a hair shy of 12". So I'd want 350mm or 400mm.

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Re: Prusa We need a larger 3d Printer

Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:33 pm

I'd like it wider or deeper (pref wider) so I can print longer items, and taller so I can print that darn uke I've been wanting to print in one solid piece. I'd pay more for a larger machine AND be willing to rebuild my enclosure.

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Re: Prusa We need a larger 3d Printer

Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:48 pm

BunchaHooey wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:33 pm
I'd like it wider or deeper (pref wider) so I can print longer items, and taller so I can print that darn uke I've been wanting to print in one solid piece. I'd pay more for a larger machine AND be willing to rebuild my enclosure.
Less work would have to be done with making it longer. Making it wider would require an entire new frame setup. With software the orientation doesn't matter.
The easiest way to increase the size is to increase the bed length.

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Re: Prusa We need a larger 3d Printer

Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:37 pm

david.t28 wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:48 pm
Less work would have to be done with making it longer. Making it wider would require an entire new frame setup. With software the orientation doesn't matter.
The easiest way to increase the size is to increase the bed length.
That's unfortunate, because for every 1" in length it adds 2" of required space, while 1" of width adds 1" of required space, right (or do I have the axis swapped)?

Also, would it not be easier mechanically to move the x axis more (extra width) rather than having to move a larger print further along the y axis (I'm thinking of shaking and just weight/skipping issues)

I understand that it adds complexity to the mfg process. I guess with everything there is a trade off.

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