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. 


Third pass at the Hercules Extruder

2 01 2009

So the latest design hasn’t even been made at ponoko… and I already see it is flawed. I decided to restart from the beginning… now that I have a digital caliper, and understand sketchup better. Here is the latest:


I’m not rounding the corners till the end, because it’s easier to edit with square corners. Also, I’m keeping the the panels themselves 2D, easier to work with.

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