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Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Metal 3-D Printer that's Open Source - Appropedia The sustainability wiki

Now, here's a 3D Printer, that I would love to have. I've worked with Metal, for much of my life and already have a nice little Wire Welder...


Open-source metal 3-D printer

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Developed by Michigan Tech's Open Sustainability Technology Lab. For more see MOST's Appropedia Hub.

Wanted: Graduate students interested in making a solar-powered open-source 3-D printing and distributed manufacturing future. Contact: Professor Joshua Pearce

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This page is part of an international project to use RepRap 3-D printing to make OSAT for sustainable development. Learn more.

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Gerald C. Anzalone, Chenlong Zhang, Bas Wijnen, Paul G. Sanders and Joshua M. Pearce, “Low-Cost Open-Source 3-D Metal Printing” IEEE Access (in press). DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2013.2293018 open access preprint


Technical progress in the open-source self replicating rapid prototyper (RepRap) community has enabled a distributed form of additive manufacturing to expand rapidly using polymer-based materials. However, the lack of an open-source metal alternative and the high capital costs and slow throughput of proprietary commercialized metal 3-D printers has severely restricted their deployment. The applications of commercialized metal 3-D printers are limited to only rapid prototyping and expensive finished products. This severely restricts the access of the technology for small and medium enterprises, the developing world and for use in laboratories. This paper reports on the development of a <$2000 open-source metal 3-D printer. The metal 3-D printer is controlled with an open-source micro-controller and is a combination of a low-cost commercial gas-metal arc welder and a derivative of the Rostock, a deltabot RepRap. The bill of materials, electrical and mechanical design schematics, and basic construction and operating procedures are provided. A preliminary technical analysis of the properties of the 3-D printer and the resultant steel products are performed. The results of printing customized functional metal parts are discussed and conclusions are drawn about the potential for the technology and the future work necessary for the mass distribution of this technology.

Bill of Materials

Item Number Cost(USD) Source
All 12 Printed Parts @ $40/kg
$12.00 Local RepRap
All Fasterners
M3 nut 90

M3x10 mm screw 12

M3x12mm screw 48

M3x20mm screw 12

M3x8mm set screw 6

M3washer 102

M8nut 6

M8set screw 3

152mm x 152mm ceramic insulation 1 $ 4.00
Rods,bearings and ties
300mm x 8mm smooth rod 6 $25.00
304.8mm carbon fiber rod 6 $6.00
608zz bearings 3 $1.20
LM8UUbearings 6 $6.00
Small wire ties 3 $0.50
Tie wire end 24 $ 8.00
600mm T5 belt 3 $ 5.90
241mm x 51mm x 4mm Aluminum plate 3 $114.00 Local machine shop
NEMA17 Stepper motor (1.8 deg.,5.5kg-cm holding torque, 750mm wire) 3 $39.00
Mechanical limit switch 3 $3.33
Melzi Microcontroller board 1 $120.00
Millermatic 140 Auto-set MIG Welder with Cart 1 $836.00
Power supply 1 $8.00 (Recycled)/Internet
Wires 1 $ 2.00 (Recycled)/Internet

Total $1,192.93

Printed Parts

Print these STL files on any flavor of RepRap. The red parts in the image on the right are the printed parts.



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