I've been playing with my new 7x12 and am trying to come up with a list of things i need to make it into a 3d printer:
So an extra power supply (12v, 20a) seems to be a must. Btw - why does it require so much current ? is it the heat bed ?
Another thing is the extruder motor and the hot end, and here comes my question:
Do i need one hot end ? or two , one for my primary material (i'm inclined towards pla, as the printer is in the apartment and i don't want to be breathing
all these abs fumes). and one for support material.
I didn't see any discussions on this topic so maybe someone could shed some light on this mystery ? At the end of the day, i have seen large lab 3d printers
use 2 spools of material : support and normal. Do the small 3d printers use only one type of material for both purposes. In this case I presume that it is up to
me to carefully break away the support (which will probably be printer sparser).
Does it mean that for zen-toolworks supported printers, no soluble support material can be used ?
I know i've been primarily thinking out loud, would be happy to get some feedback, thoughts or any discussion on this topic...
All the best.