10cc Syringe Tool

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This tool controls the dispensing of 10cc Syringes with Luer-Lock Style Tips. It can be utilized for adhesives, gels, pastes, and other media for applications in chemistry, biology, PCB assembly, robocasting, and plenty of other use cases.

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A 10mm cube made from Pluronic F127

Hardware Specs

  • Accepts 10cc Luer-Lock Style Syringes that, in turn, support a variety of syringe tips.
  • 8000 steps-per-mm at 16x microstep factor. 500 steps-per-mm if using whole steps.
  • 506g fully assembled with syringe installed (but no gel/paste/liquid in it)

Parts to Buy

All stock parts are called out in this shopping list. Note that some suggested purchases come in packs of components instead of individual quantities.

Assembly Tools

3D Printed Parts and Settings

Print all parts in the default model orientations using the following settings. Note that some special settings exist for particular parts; they are noted in the table.

Common Settings

  • PLA
  • 0.4mm nozzle
  • No supports
  • 0.2mm layer height
  • 6 perimeters ← this is esp important for parts with heat-set inserts
  • 20% infill (any pattern)

Parts and Special Settings

Assembly Fixtures

Qty Part Source Special Settings
1 Clamp Collar Spacer
1 Drive Pulley Spacer

Syringe Tool

Qty Part Source Special Settings
1 Plunger Actuator
1 Pulley Block
1 Belt Retention Base
1 Belt Retention Spacer
1 Wire Management Shroud
1 Left Parking Wing V2
1 Right Parking Wing V2
1 Syringe Tool Base Print with Supports from build plate only.

Parking Post

Qty Part Source Special Settings
1 Parking Post Base 26H x 43W
1 Tool Holder 26H x 43W

Part Inspection

After printing, ensure that the surfaces of parts that touch the 3D printer bed are flat. Parts that have peeled off the 3D printer bed cannot be used, as they can cause various issues with this design in particular.

Assembly Instructions


Software Configuration

M584 E1.0 R0 S0             ; Gel Extruder with linear plunger
M906 E{0.8*1300}             ; 80% of 1300mA Peak current rating
M563 P2 S"Gel Extruder" D0.0; Px = Tool number
                            ; Dx = Drive Number
                            ; H1 = Heater Number
M569 P1.0 S1				; Invert drive 0.0 (Gel Extruder)
                            ; Fx = Fan number print cooling fan
M350 E16 I1                  ; Microstep Factor with interpolation
M92 E3200					; steps per mm
M201 E1000					; Extruder Acceleration
M203 E500
G10 P2 X0 Y44.8679 Z-26.11