3D Printer Made With a SCARA Arm

3D Printing & Imaging Robotics


I love Dane Kouttron’s monster 3D printer!

This project documents the re-purposing of a ‘rescued’ 1980’s IBM 7575 SCARA Robot Arm, into a functional 3D ABS printer. The project features some motor upgrades [listed earlier], documentation of encoder positioned motor control feedback theory, the interminglings of EMC2 [Linux CNC], heated workspace construction and a step by step overview of transitioning from 3D stl model to 3D g-coded structure. The huge reach of the 7575, allows for printing large objects, (roughly ~25″x12″x6.5″ maximum). Some of these prints are shown below.

Be sure to check out Dane’s build notes, which are almost absurdly detailed. [Thanks, Matt!]

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My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net

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