New Module IDEAS


#61

Hi @Rainie @noah @whimsycwd

After using all three modules now for a month albeit once on the CNC. I have a few suggestions for future modules.

  1. Improve the ability to swap heads; maybe some form of slide mount with a locking arm.
  2. Improve the filament feed button on the 3D print head, it is so hard to use. There are many older users who would struggle with the button as it is, I am one of them.
  3. Improve the base-plate mounting system. I have found that the 4 mounting screws vibrate loose and you only notice that when one drops out. This causes base-plate movement that users may not be aware of.
  4. improve the bit holder on the CNC, a chuck or collet head to hold the cutting bit would be great. I lost my tiny grub screw and I need to find a replacement.

I hope this helps towards to melting pot of ideas.

I am extremely happy that I backed the Snapmaker, you have made a great start with a quality device and I can only see it improving in the future.

Keep having fun.

Doug


#62

So here is an IDEA:
Carve a mold out of Teflon, (Graphite could be a candidate too)
then use the Printer as a Plastic Injector to fill up the mold.
This would likely only work for small parts.
The Teflon could handle the temperatures without melting and let the plastic fill the cavity before it cools too much. I don’t know just how fast the Printer can flow material. You would want it to heat as high as possible without burning the material.

So some questions are:

  • Whats the fastest the print head can flow material?
  • What’s the highest temperature it can heat to?
  • Can the nozzle heater be controlled to heat more when flowing more?

#63

Calligraphy like this: https://gfycat.com/RipeFrailHydatidtapeworm

But: With a tilt-head control for three distinct purposes:

  1. Calligraphy, so the line thickness would vary based on pen angle.

  2. Mimic writing. More or less pressure to alter thickness of line/pressure on the paper. Mechanical writing is easily detected when the line thickness never varies.

  3. Drawing on non-flat surfaces


#64

I would like to see a solder paste dispenser. I have bought one of these , and it is awesome. He even includes instructions on how to set up a 3D printer/cnc for automation.


#65

Cool. We could use something like that for glue dispensing.
How hard would it be to tie it into the SnapMaker Control?


#66

I want to see hammer module with 0.5-1mm amplitude and about 1000 knocks per second, as hammer drill.
I need it to make leather embossing
If someone has any variants I open for discussion)


#67

I wonder if the Z axis could exert enough force to support that hammering?
How about using the hot nozzle to do the embossing? Of course that would likely void you warrant on the printing module. Perhaps you could build your own module that only has a heated point.


#68

@Tone

I agree the vibration from the hammering would move the axis too much. I would mount a small impact driver on a drill stand and move the leather under it and raise/lower as required,

Doug


#69

About own modules:
How to connect own heater and thermistor?
Someone has pinout?