Large Volume Extruder (LVE) for 3D Printing

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Hello, can it be used for any desktop printer?

Yes, you should be able to use it on a wide range of 3D printers.  You will of course need to design a custom adapter for the extrusion needle to mount on your specific desktop printer, but all the other parts should work without needing any modification. The LVE does not need to be mounted directly to the printer because the flexible tubing connects the syringe to the needle.

Great job. I will be printing this with one of my students this semester. It is too bad printrbot went under, so many good open source projects have been designed for the simple metal. Luckily I have one. Have you thought about adding temp control to this, like a water jacket around the syring and/or bowden tube?