It has been awhile,

(Vic Catalasan) #1

It has been awhile, my Herculien still going strong but I am only using it to print large items with a 1.2mm Volcano nozzle. Needed a smaller printer and this printer started as a Cetus printer. It is a great little printer for what it is, but I needed much more customized settings, heatbed control, the electronic endstop was unreliable. Gutted the electronics, installed a Aero Extruder at first and that was a disaster for me anyways (inserting a new filament was a nightmare) , replaced with a Bondtech BMG extruder (I should have started with it in the first place) added on a E3D-V6 hot end. Gonna try .25mm nozzle, been playing with .4mm for now. I used my spare Azteeg X3 controller with TMC2208 drivers (super quite, fan noise only during printes). Changed out the hot end fan with a 40mm fan. Attached an Octoprint/Raspberry Pi with a cam mounted to the Z axis. If anyone is interested in doing the same thing, I can post the printed files for conversion.

Happy Printing

(Eric Lien) #2

It’s been a while. Great to see you are still actively printing and modding. Very slick printer you have there. Yeah HercuLien is a bit too big to heat up for smaller prints. And small printers are a treat to tune in (so much easier).

Please keep us updated on things you are working on if you get time. Things on G+ have slowed down. So it’s always great to see old friends.

(Vic Catalasan) #3

Thanks Eric, I learned most of my 3D printing from building the Herculien. The Cetus is a very nice printer ‘as is’ but customizing and tinkering was much more fun! I still dislike the belt on the Z as the head constantly slams on the bed when powering off. I might try and replace the Z belt with a ballscrew method.