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    learner needs info

    new to 3d printing...

    I am curious why the machine cannot produce a part that is larger than it's build volume. Let's say I want to create a pipe that is 1 inch diameter and 4 feet long. And the build volume is 1 cu ft. What is it about the printer that would stop it from starting the pipe and just extending it out to 4 feet?

    Thanks,

    #2
    That would be like trying to pour a quart into a pint mug. you cannot go beyond the X, Y and Z limits of your machine.

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      #3
      I do not understand why, though.

      Let's say I start building my pipe on the bed. I build up 1 ft. Now I'm at the top of the Z-axis. What if there is a trap door in the bed and I lowered the top of the pipe to Z=0 and then secured it there? Can I continue to build it up another foot? Why not?

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        #4
        In that case it would be simpler to extend the Z axis vertically and then you could build within the limits of X, Y and Z. If you had a trapdoor the software would need to re- zero the Z axis every time your model descended

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          #5
          Originally posted by needsleep View Post
          I do not understand why, though.

          Let's say I start building my pipe on the bed. I build up 1 ft. Now I'm at the top of the Z-axis. What if there is a trap door in the bed and I lowered the top of the pipe to Z=0 and then secured it there? Can I continue to build it up another foot? Why not?
          Theoretically yes, but it has not yet been built.

          Look at this 3D printer which is the solution for your problem

          https://www.creality3dofficial.com/p...SAAEgLqD_D_BwE

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7pg-k28_RQ

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