The Workhorse Printer is a large format, open source 3d printer released by 3D Distributed in 2018. The printer is a modular machine platform that uses lead screw driven motion with a fixed bed / moving gantry.
- Fixed Bed / Moving Gantry
- X and Y-Axis Lead Screw
Most 3d printers use belt driven motion in the x and y axis to increase print speed but loses quality when more weight is applied to the gantry or carriage. The lead screw used on the Workhorse has a high helix pitch with multiple threads to allow increased print speeds while maintaining the quality provided from lead screw and ball screw motion.The robust and rigid system is particularly useful in applications that add more weight to the gantry or carriage. Materials such as clay, chocolate, plastic pellet extrusion or other foods can increase weight that is moved around which results decreased quality or print speeds. Workhorse Printer’s are available to purchase in Machined Component Kit, Hardware Kit or Complete Kit.
- OPEN SOURCE
- LARGE BUILD VOLUME
- ADVANCED LEAD SCREW MOTION
- MODULAR MACHINE DESIGN
- CUSTOM MODS
- CUSTOM BUILDS
- HEATED BED
The Workhorse Printer’s C-Carriage design is a robust solution for lead screw driven motion that uses linear rails and 20×40 or 20×20 aluminum extrusions.
The Workhorse 3d printer is available with custom mods and upgrades. We’ve several custom designed machines for many of our customers. If there is a specific size or requirement you just give us a shout.
|Lead Screw||Discription||Part Number|
|762mm Long (X Axis)||Igus High Helix 10mm w/50mm Lead||DST-LS-10×50-R|
|485mm Long (Y Axis)||Igus High Helix 10mm w/50mm Lead||DST-LS-10×50-R|
|Lead Screw Nuts||Igus Lead Screw Nuts||DST-JFRM009|
|12mm T12x2 Trapezoidal ACME Lead Screw w/ Brass Nut (Z Axis)||500mm Long||HW-SC-T12x2-P|
|Linear Rails (ZYLtech)||Discription||Discription|
|450mm Long w Y axis (1pc)||MGN12H 20mm x 20mm Hole Pattern||MGN12H 20mm x 20mm Hole Pattern|
|700mm Long X Axis (2pc)||MGN12H 20mm x 20mm Hole Pattern||MGN12H 20mm x 20mm Hole Pattern|
|500mm Long Z Axis (4pc)||MGN12H 20mm x 20mm Hole Pattern||MGN12H 20mm x 20mm Hole Pattern|
3D Distributed Parts
|Machined Hardware||Price $||Source|
|4″ plate kit 2pcs w/bearings||3DD|
|X- Axis C- Carriages 2pcs||3DD|
|Y-Axis C- Carriage 1pc||3DD|
|Y-Axis Motor Mount 1pc||3DD|
|Y-Axis Idler Mount 1pc||3DD|
|Z-Axis Motor Mounts 2pcs||3DD|
Duet3D Firmware Files
We now recommend the Duet 3 Mainboard 6HC electronics by Duet3D.