As of June 2019 I’m abandoning this project & there’s little chance I’ll come back to it. The Taz 5 just isn’t worth the time and cost it will take for this project on top of the numerous repairs I’ve had to perform on it. To really be happy with this machine I was looking at a new board, linear rails, a custom build plate, a build plate sheet, new lead screws, plus this mod. I’d rather invest in something with higher quality parts from the beginning to start with. Since everything I was looking at doing would basically turn it into a smaller Prusa style Railcore I’m probably going to get a Railcore kit in the future.
If anyone is interested in continuing the project let me know and I can provide the untested models I’ve designed so far.
Starting a new project using the Bondtech BMG-X2 extruder, Chimera+ hotend, and BLTouch. For now this thread will be pretty basic and I’ll update the OP as I work on the project. I’ll make replies to track progress and discuss issues and ideas.
- Cooling solution
- 3D model of BMG-X2
- 3D model of Chimera+
- 3D model of BLTouch
- Mount design (nearly complete)
- Check if added 11mm to either side of mount affects print volume and what FW changes are needed
- Required materials list
- Better part cooling?
- Acquire parts
- Test fit
Special thanks to:
marcio - base Lulzbot firmware used in this project
more to come…