Jubilee 3D Printer
I am currently using an Anycubic 4Max 3D printer to create plastic objects. I am considering it may soon be time to upgrade to something better:
- More reliable, especially in laying down the first layer.
- Use better parts such as E3D hot ends and Bondtech extruders.
- Bed levelling is a pain.
One possibility I am considering is the Jubilee 3D.
At some point I would like to explore multi-material printing. When looking into this I learnt about the E3D Toolchanger. This approach to a 3D printer intrigued me. For multi-material printing, just automatically swap extruders. And the options for alternative tools intrigued me:
- Use TPU to add gaskets to a 3D printed box.
- Have a light router to face object sides and “drill” out holes to an exact size.
- Use it to deposit solder paste on PCBs?
However, I felt the build area in the E3D printer might be a bit small, similar build area to my current Anycubic 4Max printer.
After more investigation I discovered the Jubilee 3D printer which is a more DIY solution.
- Bigger build plate.
- Cheaper to build than the E3D.
- Compatible with the E3D tool approach.
- Hard to enclose to support materials needing higher temperatures.
I suspect, if I went down the toolchanger approach, I would need to develop some hybrid design:
- I like the frame approach of the E3D toolchanger:
- Use a 6mm aluminium tool plate for the top of the printer and attach the Y linear rails to this - giving a good reference alignment.
- Similarly use an aluminium plate for the base, joined by 5 extrusions. I suspect this would give a strong and easy to square frame.
- Use the interior of the 6mm aluminium tool plate to form the basis of the build plate.
- Use the Jubilee approach for the kinematic Z-axis, probably dimensioning everything to align with the Jubilee approach in case I need to procure pre-manufactured items.
Looks like I am not the first to think this way. I spotted this: CrazyCreatorCube. Not sure how well developed this solution is though.