Thomas Sanladerer

3D printing basics

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From comments,

Thanks for all the amazing videos! I’m in high school and I’ve been watching your videos to get my 3D printer working well while I build my biomimetic robots. They helped a lot. I built a rhino beetle robot and a snake robot I’ve been using my MK3 for a while but I still got a lot out of the video. I’m looking forward to future episodes.
Thank you Thomas for this series! Even though I’m in 3D printing for quite a while, I’ve never seen someone taking the approach to make a complete series on this topic. I’ve been going from cheap model to “printing” my own CoreXY myself to reliable workhorse. Enjoyed every moment and always glad to share and learn new stuff!
I’m looking forward to your series, thank you. I just got my first 3D printer and starting to learn.
When i built my first 3d printer i did by finding all the parts myself, once i built the printer the challange came setting it up witch i got though. now printing on it was a mission! i ended up selling it, fast forward 7 years i brought my self an ender 3 and boom away i go perfect prints all the time! i have done three 18 hour prints no problem. its much easier to get into 3d printing now days, software is easier to use.
Thank you Thomas, I started 3d printing following your guidance and now have a working 3d printing business. I print patterns for parts for machines which are not supported by manufacturers anymore.
Thank you so much for this resource. I will be forwarding this to teachers in my school district that are interested and working with 3D printers in their classroom and with their students!!
Great job, Thomas! This series is the foundation for 3d printing to become more user-friendly and mainstream than ever. It is too easy for many channels to assume education and experience that most users just don’t possess. Again, great job!
Very good content Tom. I wish this video series was out 3 years ago when I first got into 3d printing. Many changes have happened since then so I think you are right on time with this series.
EXCELLENT Job here Thomas! I’ve been involved in 3D Printing for about a decade…back to when you actually made your hot end. UGH…DO NOT MISS THAT! Really looking forward to learning more.
Hi Thomas, I have one addition to the subject list that you propose in this series. The design and CAD part and/or online models. I give lectures about 3D printing at a regular basis and notice that i should place more emphasis on this part than on the machines. If you can design parts well, then any printer can be able to print it. But if you are not able to draw the part you desire, then you have no use for a 3D printer.

3D printing Vocabulary

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SV3DPrinter and our friends together we are learning about 3D printing since 2014. 3D printing started long before SV3DPrinter. Now it’s time to take a brief test about the 3D printer and their anatomy.
According to the comments and  Thomas Sanladerer I am using some part to write my post so, we can learn more about the 3D printing and vocabulary,”

An “extruder” is the thing that converts feed material to usable output, the entire machine at the highest level, or just the part that does the final output at the lowest level. So, in minimal terms, only the “hot-end” does any “extrusion”, specifically the nozzle.

The thing that pushes the filament should more properly be called a “feeder” or just “the feed”, and includes the entire path between the spool (material source) and the hot-end (conversion to output).
If you start with the plastic beads, then 3D printing can be viewed as a double-extrusion process: Once to make the thick filament, then again to make the thin lines used to form the printed part.

Two different kinds of feeder are needed (generally a screw for beads vs. a hobbed gear for filament), but the hot-ends are remarkably similar.
The extruder is the system/assembly from the feeder or driver to the hot end all encompassed. the feeder is a component of the extruder at the hot end is a component of the extruder.
V-slot bearings as an alternative to linear bearings.
Bridges are unsupported horizontal structures.
The “extruder” is a mechanism which gives a form to a material, pushing it through the hot hole. 3D printers, the “extruder” should include and the stepper motor with gears, and the hot end, and the Bowden’s tube, if any.
But I often see the term “extruder” is applied only to the motor, and do not include the hot end”.:)