I have now had my Taz 5 for about 5 days, prints just fine, granted my Printerbot Simple currently can print better, but thats because I have perfect Kisslicer profiles for it and it is extremely well tuned. That will change. I am starting this thread because I like to design parts, If I think I can make something better I will try, I will also share my files if others are interested.
So far I have ordered all of the supplies to do the openbeam X axis, The design of that axis is atrocious. Press in bearings not properly constrained, I was extremely disappointed to find that in a 2200$ product. The Y axis seams better, the bearings look like they might actually be pressed in. The X axis currently has play, the y is not measurable “by hand.”
These parts will be printed in Alloy 910.
After the X axis my next step is to replace all fans and i mean all of them with quieter fans. The control box will get a buck converter and be always on when printer is on. I believe the power supply is a drop in replacement. I will use 2 40mm fans in series for extrusion cooling. and the 5v hot end fan will be replaced by a 5v 40mm fan. I do not see any fan shrouds that I like currently that do what I want, so I expect to once again design another fan shroud. (ive done this at least a dozen times for different printers/extruders)
Next im thinking Y axis open beam.
Is there any modifications that I am forgetting completely that are almost necessary?