Hercules Extruder for real

9 01 2009

Very happy to have this hercules extruder  sitting on my desk.  Shout out to Max Steiner for time on his machine. 



Nothing fit correctly! I had to file down just about every surface, but it’s very close. I need to add wiggle room for all of the holes.

Here it is installed. 


It’s quite heavy, and puts significant torque on the x-carriage. 




2 responses

9 01 2009

That is VERY cool. Congratulations!

9 01 2009

Thanks Lou! Thank you for the idea!

I think the weight of the stepper is going to be a problem. Perhaps a smaller nema17.

Also balance is an issue, it might be better if the heaver stepper motor is on top of the x-carriage.

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