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Idiot's Guides: 3D Printing by Cameron Coward

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CHAPTER5

The Frame

In This Chapter

  • Cartesian-layout 3D printers
  • The importance of frame rigidity
  • Choosing the right-size printer for you

The frame of a 3D printer is what everything else is built on, making it a very important factor in the quality of your prints. Printers are built in a variety of different ways, and all the different layouts and construction materials make a difference. To understand why, it’s best to start by learning how 3D printer frames are generally constructed.

In this chapter, I go over the Cartesian layout of 3D printers, construction techniques for them, and the importance of size when it comes to your 3D printer. ...

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