Bukobot 3D Printer Forum

News: Added the Bukobot Parts List (BOM) to Wiki at http://bukobot.com/bukobot-parts-list
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Author Topic: New Bukobot coming soon?  (Read 742 times)

Snowfly

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 4
    • View Profile
New Bukobot coming soon?
« on: October 11, 2013, 10:02:19 AM »
Hello...
Have been intrested on the bukobot printer and looked all the info whats available from it... but theres few things where I havent still found answers to...
Is the Bukobot 8 v2 Duo the latest model or is there mk3 version still coming out this year?
Has anyone modified Bukobot to work with Prusa nozzle?
Are the spare parts on Deezmakers online store compatible with the latest bukobot?

Herb

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 80
    • View Profile
    • Herb Weiner
Re: New Bukobot coming soon?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2013, 07:06:13 PM »
The spare nozzles on Deezmaker's online store are not compatible with the latest Bukobot, but your can order spare nozzles by contacting Rich by email. See http://forum.bukobot.com/index.php?topic=2981.msg4299#msg4299 .

Are there other spare parts besides nozzles that you would need?
Bukobot Duo v2

whosawhatsis

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 598
    • View Profile
    • Whosawhatsis on G+
Re: New Bukobot coming soon?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2013, 09:50:07 PM »
With the exception of those aluminum nozzles that are surplus from an old design, the spare parts should all be compatible with the new version, and other spare/replacement parts can be made available upon request. The V2 is still pretty new, and while we're always making minor improvements, another major revision of the Bukobot is not currently in the works. Our development time is focused on the Bukito right now.

Snowfly

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 4
    • View Profile
Re: New Bukobot coming soon?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2013, 11:51:43 AM »
Herb yeah spare nozzles were on my mind. Asked for the prusa nozzles cause they are available on EU easily.
For spare parts these were on my mind atleast:
2x Nozzles
2x Syncromesh cables
4x Syncromesh pulley
2x Drive gear
Herb you have more experience on the bukobot is there some part what wears out quicker then others? So I know which parts I should have as spare cause parts availability in Finland is really poor  :(

At this moment just summing out the total order which would include spare parts something like this:
Bukobot 8 v2 Duo
Fillament holders 2x

Spare parts:
2x Nozzles
2x Syncromesh cables
4x Syncromesh pulley
2x Drive gear

and if possible to get fillament through deezmaker so they would all came with same shipping costs.
3x 1kg ABS 3mm black
3x 1kg PLA 3mm black

Herb

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 80
    • View Profile
    • Herb Weiner
Re: New Bukobot coming soon?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2013, 01:07:09 PM »
I've only had my v2 duo for a few months now. The only part problem I had, once I got everything assembled and working, is a clogged nozzle. However, if you're in Finland, having spare parts on hand seems like a good idea. I would probably recommend more than 2 spare nozzles.
Bukobot Duo v2

Snowfly

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 4
    • View Profile
Re: New Bukobot coming soon?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2013, 04:23:52 PM »
Herb which materials have you tried to print? and is clogging with every material?
Cause this is one thing what I have been looking on... http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:115885
Atleast what I can see from his experience theres many of the dual extruder problems solved...

Herb

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 80
    • View Profile
    • Herb Weiner
Re: New Bukobot coming soon?
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2013, 05:08:41 PM »
I have had good success printing ABS with one extruder. My attempts to print ABS with dual extruders have been disappointing (see http://forum.bukobot.com/index.php?topic=2971.0 and http://forum.bukobot.com/index.php?topic=2912.msg4372#msg4372).

I have not made many attempts with PLA, but have not yet gotten a good print. It sounds like my problem might be related to http://forum.bukobot.com/index.php?topic=2966.0 so I'm going to try this again when I get a chance.

I have made one attempt to print with Taulman 618 Nylon, but this clogged my nozzle. See http://forum.bukobot.com/index.php?topic=2981.0 . I have not tried Nylon since this incident, although I do want to get this working at some point.

I did start a discussion on supported printing materials (see http://forum.bukobot.com/index.php?topic=2935.0) but there has not been much response.
Bukobot Duo v2

whosawhatsis

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 598
    • View Profile
    • Whosawhatsis on G+
Re: New Bukobot coming soon?
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2013, 10:11:53 PM »
The drive gears and synchromesh cables/pulleys are probably the most durable components of the machine, and we have never seen or heard of one wearing out, breaking, or otherwise needing to be replaced. I would name spare electronics and wiring components (especially stepper drivers and endstop microswitches) linear bearings and Z motor couplers as parts that are much more likely to be replaced. Nozzles and heater cartridges also occasionally need to be replaced, though this is almost always a result of not using the machine as recommended.

Snowfly

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 4
    • View Profile
Re: New Bukobot coming soon?
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2013, 05:08:03 AM »
Thanks for the tips...
The dual extruder is the main thing what Im after from the bukobot. Cause some of my prints gona need support materials.
Emailed to Rich and just waiting for the answer now...
I hope I get my printer before the christmas packet traffic starts or the printer might be stuck on the customs for a while :P

Herb

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 80
    • View Profile
    • Herb Weiner
Re: New Bukobot coming soon?
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2013, 04:28:40 PM »
Rich, do you have any specific recommendations on how to use the machine to minimize the risk of clogged nozzles? The things I can think of are:

  • Use only recommended filament.
  • Use only at the recommended temperatures, except use the higher temperature when switching from one filament to another.
  • Ensure that the platform is level and at the proper distance from the nozzle prior to printing.

Anything else?

Obviously, no machine is perfect, and some clogs may be unavoidable. However, I still don't understand what caused my nozzle to clog when I tried the Taulman 618 Nylon. As far as I know, I was using the machine as recommended.
Bukobot Duo v2

whosawhatsis

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 598
    • View Profile
    • Whosawhatsis on G+
Re: New Bukobot coming soon?
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2013, 08:17:33 PM »
Use a filament cleaner! That it the biggest tip to avoid clogged nozzles. Sponges, foam rubber, cotton pads (don't use cotton balls, as they might cause clogs) have all been used, but my favorite is a piece of paper towel wrapped around the filament and clipped or tied. When the filament is pulled through one of these on the way into the extruder, it wipes any dust off of the surface of the filament and keeps it from being carried into the extruder. You don't want this dusk building up in your nozzle!

Herb

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 80
    • View Profile
    • Herb Weiner
Re: New Bukobot coming soon?
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2013, 01:57:05 AM »
Thanks. That's a great idea. I haven't see that posted anywhere before, but I begin using a paper towel immediately.
Bukobot Duo v2

 

BloQcs design by Bloc
SMF 2.0.3 | SMF © 2011, Simple Machines