Dualwire-Gantry (DW-G) 3d printer

Skrevet af Super User.

I read this article with great interest, while looking for a better alternative to h-bot or Core-XY:

http://capolight.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/old-school-scientific-pen-plotter-teardown/

And I was inspired by the simplicity and genius of the system, so I decided to build a 3d printer based on the ideas in that article.

Basically, the idea is to have two seperate wire-setups, one for each axis, and have them interact in a way that makes one motor control one axis, while allowing the other to do its thing.

 

I just finished wireing the two axies in a first-of-a-kind new principle 3d printer:

 

 

 

I have never seen this setup before, so I have named it Dualwire-Gantry (DW-BOT)

 I copied this to http://reprap.org/wiki/Dualwire-Gantry_(DW-G)

The system is also mentioned here: http://umforum.ultimaker.com/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F6104-new-gantry-setup%2F#entry56049

And here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/h-bot-and-corexy-3d-printers/IfP4he3CeKY