Sneak peek from the lab (#IGentus Mark 2)

Sneak peek from the lab (#IGentus Mark 2)

Looks great. Nice and compact.

It’s pretty much going to require redesigning all of the kinematics. The nozzle won’t reach the bed any longer, so I’ll be using the z-stage from #Ingentilire, doubled…I’m a little concerned as the worm screws add more surface defects than the current belt based system…for all of it’s warts, the belts make for perfect intra-layer alignment.

Looks nice. What kind of rods are those?

They’re IGUS Ceramic coated aluminum rods…very light, kinda pricy.

I have some qty:4 x 1/2" ceramic coated rods and a bunch of PBC Linear 1/2" Simplicity bearings from my old Corexy design. If anyone wants to try them out I would be happy to send them. I would just ask them cover shipping.

I’ll most likely swap rods and bronze bushings eventually. That’ll lick the circle problem if it cant be tuned out with belt tension.