WorkHorse XL

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WorkHorse XL

The Workhorse XL is a larger version of the Workhorse Printer. Although the original design is modular and made to be expanded upon the frame extrusions must be beefed up to maintain regidity.

The Workhorse Printer is a large format, open source 3d printer released by 3D Distributed in 2018. The unique printer is a modular machine platform that uses lead screw driven motion to allow for an extended range of applications.

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 XL
Workhorse XL Aluminum Gantry Plates

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Nema 17 Stepper Motor (Extruder)Zyltech1
NEMA 23 280oz/in Stepper MotorZyltech5
DuetWifiDuet 3 MainB1
Lead ScrewUnitsPart NumberDiscription
Igus 790mm Long (X Axis)2DST-LS-10×50-R 
Igus 830mm Long (Y Axis)1DST-LS-10×50-R 
Lead Screw Nuts3DST-JFRM009 
Acme Leadscrew Mcmaster Carr (Z Axis)293410A615ASTM A193 Steel ACME Lead Screw, Right Hand, 1/2″-10 Thread Size, 3 Feet Long
Acme Leadscrew Mcmaster Carr (Z Axis) Brass Nuts295155A114ASTM B16 360 Brass ACME Hex Nut, Right Hand, 1/2″-10 Thread Size
Linear RailsUnitsDiscriptionSource
700mm Long w/1 Carriage Block(X & Y Axis)3pcsMGN12H 20mm x 20mm Holes w/1 Carriage BlockAliexpress
700mm Long X w/2 Carriage Block (Z-Axis)4pcsMGN12H 20mm x 20mm Holes w/2 Carriage BlockAliexpress
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