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To answer your question, yes, RAMPS 1.4 can be used for a 3D printer, but note that it is an outdated platform. But... From the supplied image can be concluded that the seller doesn't have a clue what is being sold in the webshop ( e.g. incorrect naming for the shield, 3 stepper motors and 4 stepper drivers?!?). This is not a RAMPS set (RAMPS is a shield for ...


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There is no problem with using 4 motors instead of 5. The 5th slot is provided to enable use of a second extruders, but many people only have a single extruder printer and leave the 5th slot unused. how will Marlin figure out which slot the extruder is connected Which stepper motor is in which slot is something you can configure in the firmware. There is ...


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There are lots of ways from mere specifications to designs. Most follow several of the principles below, but designing a printer is not a light undertaking. it's HUGE. Copy and adapt The most easy way is to take a known design, for example from the RepRap wiki, and copy it verbatim. But it can easily undergo some adaptions, like different hotends or bed ...


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RAMPS capabilities To be more speficic: RAMPS board (versions 1.3 - 1.6) offer possibility to connect 5 stepper motor drivers (on the board marked X, Y, Z, E0, E1) and 6 stepper motors, because the Z axis motor's connector is doubled (this is classic design of reprap printer). I could also see other RAMPS versions/clones (1.6+, 1.7 prototype) which have ...


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I contacted the manufacturers of curing stations directly and got some interesting feedback. Not all of them were keen on sharing their information, but two responded: Elegoo is using Polypropylene Creality is using polycarbonate I am sure they are using some additional UV blocking on the plastics with a coating, but thats all I could find out. Thanks to @...


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The size of the stepper is usually determined by the forces it must overcome on the machine (i.e. inertia). Obtaining a powerful stepper motor and then using expensive linear guide rails with high tolerances great axial rigidity is wasteful unless you are trying to achieve something specific (which it seems you are not). Find the cheapest NEMA17 motor you ...


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