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Re: Make a TAZ 5 with a TAZ 5 ?

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:13 pm
by doenute
This thread has me thinking....

It looks like most of the printed parts for the TAZ 4/5 are ABS? Can they also be made from PLA with a good outcome?


Thanks,
Bill

Re: Make a TAZ 5 with a TAZ 5 ?

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:45 am
by speedysteve1
awesome thanks

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Re: Make a TAZ 5 with a TAZ 5 ?

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:44 am
by nopick
Use chip heads x ends if you do not want to have metal plates cut. Printing the stock metal plate design caused a noticeable Z wobble on my Taz 2.1. They were too flexible.

Re: Make a TAZ 5 with a TAZ 5 ?

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:17 am
by piercet
doenute wrote:This thread has me thinking....

It looks like most of the printed parts for the TAZ 4/5 are ABS? Can they also be made from PLA with a good outcome?


Thanks,
Bill
Pla can work, except for the X carriage pieces that get very hot. You will also need to make or source the y axis endplates as I have not seen a really functional printable one yet. Would be easy enough to make one though.

Re: Make a TAZ 5 with a TAZ 5 ?

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:58 am
by doenute
Thanks! Good to know...now only to wait while the Taz 6 details emerge...

Re: Make a TAZ 5 with a TAZ 5 ?

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:40 pm
by speedysteve1
Quick update :-

OK, I'm finished with the mechanicals of my home built Taz 5 everything printed but the ball bearings screw shafts, steel rods & aluminum frame extrusions.. it looks OK.. I would post a pic if I could work out how to....

Recon its cost a little under $300 so far..

Now working out my list of electrical / electronic parts and where to get them all from..

Ill keep updating as I go..

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Re: Make a TAZ 5 with a TAZ 5 ?

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:42 pm
by speedysteve1
Forgot to ask, Thermistors ? I noticed them mentioned in the control board manual and I'm guessing they monitor the temperature of the hot end and the bed where would I get these from ?

Thanks,
SS

Re: Make a TAZ 5 with a TAZ 5 ?

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:44 pm
by piercet
Thermistors generally come with whichever hotend you end up putting on your printer. If you order a hexagon hotend it will come with one. Same thing with a heated bed kit. You can procure both through Lulzbot's store. You can also build your own hotend using the AO-edition Hexigon kits off amazon

Re: Make a TAZ 5 with a TAZ 5 ?

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:16 am
by ctek4life
Hey Speedysteve,
How are you progressing? I also have a TAZ 5 at work that we use for development. any chance you could put together a list of what you purchased and from where? I'm trying to determine whether I can build another TAZ5 for less than $1k.

Re: Make a TAZ 5 with a TAZ 5 ?

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:35 am
by piercet
Grab the 2 X endplates and 2 Y endplates from here: http://i-t-w.com/hardware/ along with 10 of the 500mm extrusions. You may also want to get the control box and LCD case from there as well. I'd recommend getting the leadscrews and leadscrew nuts direct from Mitsumi. That will get you most of the frame and impossible to find elsewhere parts. If you can find a Taz 3 with a working bed and electronics for under $700, coupled with those parts you may be able to stay under $1k, or at least close to it. Sourcing a heated bed new will run about $150, the hot end is going to be around $100 in parts, or $200 assembled. If you try and make a 5 style control box the fittings are going to add another $100. A 3 style control box is cheaper, but has its own limitations.