Pyroprinter

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    I had the idea, probably not original, to incorporate a simple woodburner and stumbled across this:

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    I especially like how the packaging appears to become the work surface.

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    There’s a post on these forums (look in the gallery) of someone using a woodburner tool on an MPCNC.

    As for the Pyroprinter…

    $990 for a few steppers and a hot wire.
    Claims like “sensor makes fire impossible”.
    They also claim that lasers can’t do grayscale, well some lasers can.
    Proprietary software, windows only

    I like the wire heater, and the simplicity of the design. I think the hot wire is a smart choice. It would be neat to basically use a printer hot end, with a point instead of the nozzle. Then you could set the temp and get pretty consistent temps.

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    Can you tell how they are moving in Y? It’s hard to see the details but I think it’s rollers, maybe a toothed wheel and stationary rods that act like a belt.

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    It’s definitely a threaded rod. I’m not sure what they are using to move along it though. I’m assuming it’s the right stepper, which is angled down. I think your guess of a gear attached directly to the motor, riding on the threaded rod is a good one.

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