The springs! The wretched springs

I like the speed and simplicity of the Fisher Delta but do feel the odd corner was cut with the kit supplied by RepRapPro.

After some frustration and wasted time with the auto leveling playing up (where the bed switches were open circuit in one corner or the other) I found that the three springs underneath the Print bed were so weak as to have bent and distorted. A quick fix was to replace them, however sourcing these proved tricky until I chanced on a Hilka 200 piece assortment. Quite what to do with the remaining 197 springs will become apparent in time I’m sure.

The original springs

The original springs

The new springs

The new springs

Fisher Delta 3D printer & RepRapPro

We’re going to put a few notes out following a build of the Fisher Delta Beta 3D printer from RepRapPro. Sadly they have announced recently they are withdrawing from the 3D printer market, see https://reprappro.com/ “to focus on other activities”, which is a bitter blow from a company with Adrian Bowyer as one of the directors. On  the plus side the open source designs and instructions are still available form the site.

The wee beasty looks like this and was available as a self build kit:-

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