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The RepRap is a low-cost 3D printer that can print most of its own components, but it is now made up of hundreds of collaborators world wide. RepRap is short for replicating rapid prototyper.

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Can ReplicatorG or MatterControl drive a RepRap RAMBo motherboard? [closed]

I'm fairly new to 3D printing. I'm considering motherboards I might use to control my printer. I'm hoping to find a board that I can easily control using either: ReplicatorG MatterControl I like ...
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Current-limiting stepper motors for RepRap

I have been working on a robot project for a while. Now I am tired of finding parts that just does the job, so it is time to do create parts. A 3D printer will do the trick for many parts, but 3D ...
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How much torque do I need for a CNC machine?

I have a handful of 31.2oz-in stepper motors (Mouser.com - Applied Motion: HT17-268D), and I was curious if they would be big enough to run a 3D printing/cutting/etching type (think RepRap) of machine....
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What rail material is best used for linear bearings?

For the 3d printer RepRap Prusa there are several rails (smooth rods) that guide the printer head on the different axises. The printer head uses several linear bearings to glide along the rails. ...