1. Got a question or need help troubleshooting? Post to the troubleshooting forum or Search the forums!

Bed upgrade for $30 + your filament

Discussion in 'Mods and Upgrades' started by tonycstech, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. tonycstech

    tonycstech Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2013
    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    196
    I just came up with another plan.
    I moved Y Motor to the left, had to flip the connectors for it to go in the right direction and get a longer belt as well as getting Y end stop switch relocated.
    I got more room for bed wires to move around so happy happy.
    I had to re-design the bed mounts for it to work, so i did and posted it on my thingiverse page along with all of the instructions.
    Its already printing parts and works great.

    Question. Does anybody know whats wrong with forum image upload ?
    I get error no matter what image i upload.
     
  2. mark tomlinson

    mark tomlinson ༼ つ ◕_ ◕ ༽つ
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2013
    Messages:
    23,910
    Likes Received:
    7,338
    Must have gotten broken or turned off in the last maintenance they did.
     
  3. Mike Kelly

    Mike Kelly Volunteer

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2013
    Messages:
    6,967
    Likes Received:
    2,276
    Yeah harry updated the forum them I guess went on vacation with no intention to fix the errors he created.
     
  4. tonycstech

    tonycstech Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2013
    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    196
    And i like to see your face laughing at that :)
     
  5. tonycstech

    tonycstech Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2013
    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    196
  6. Jim K

    Jim K Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2014
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    17
    Tony, I just ordered rods and bearings and have printed all but the bed mounts. Still trying to decide whether or not to start with your "330mm" version. I was wondering what your or anyone else's experience has been with that one?
     
  7. tonycstech

    tonycstech Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2013
    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    196
    Doubt. I designed everything in 3ds max.
    So far everything was accurate so i wouldn't doubt that 330mm would be an issue.
    It would need to be as accurate as possible and PLA printed to avoid shrinkage as much as possible to allow bed platform to be as flat as it can get.

    Print at lower temps and slower speed.. Lower temps will help to make it precise and lower speed will help cooler extrusion to stick better.
    I'd say 16-24 hrs print would be OK.
     
  8. Jim K

    Jim K Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2014
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    17
    I was mainly curious how well it performs?
     
  9. tonycstech

    tonycstech Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2013
    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    196
    No clue, never tried. Dont have rods long enough to even try.
    Should be OK in theory.
     
  10. Jim K

    Jim K Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2014
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    17
    Since I'm buying a meter of rod I might give the "330mm" a shot. I can always cut them down to the standard size if it doesn't work out. I'll post results once I've upgraded. Nice work on the design and videos!
     
  11. tonycstech

    tonycstech Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2013
    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    196
    Exactly. Even i didnt think of that :)
     
  12. Galaxius

    Galaxius Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2014
    Messages:
    632
    Likes Received:
    342
    Hardware acquired and the printing of parts will commence in the coming days. Really looking forward to this upgrade. Massive thank you to Tony for his continued design tweaks and advice.
     
  13. Jim K

    Jim K Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2014
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    17
    Does anyone know what the drive belt specs. are and a good place to buy them? I'd like to acquire a longer one just in case I need it when I try the "330mm" upgrade.
     
  14. tonycstech

    tonycstech Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2013
    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    196
    GT2 2mm pitch 6mm wide Timing Belt for 3D printer
     
  15. ToM Robo

    ToM Robo New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2013
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    1
    Tony,

    I have a Robo3d (Kickstarter version, PLA/ABS) with a heated bed. The bed is currently stock, and consists of a 1/4" sheet of plywood mounted to the drawer slides, and on that a PCB heating element is mounted, and then that is topped with a piece of 3mm borosilicate glass as the print surface. Your bed appears to be different, but I can't tell from the video.

    For me to complete your linear bed upgrade, do I reuse the plywood, PCB and borosilicate? How do I secure the glass? It is not the same dimension as the plywood sheet.

    Thanks for any help on this.

    Cheers
     
  16. tonycstech

    tonycstech Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2013
    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    196
    Reuse screws that held rails to attach bearing housing. Reuse borocilicate bed that is secured by printed retainers using what ever screw fits into made holes.
     
  17. Galaxius

    Galaxius Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2014
    Messages:
    632
    Likes Received:
    342
    Can you post a photo of your bed from underneath and the side please. It sounds like you'll either need a new bed or at least attach a kapton heater instead. We'll have a look at your photos and go from there.
     
  18. tonycstech

    tonycstech Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2013
    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    196
    OOh it could be as different as no heat sticker ?
    Hmm.
     
  19. Galaxius

    Galaxius Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2014
    Messages:
    632
    Likes Received:
    342
    Hmm indeed lol. We'll get him going. Need more makes of your bed on Thingiverse
     
  20. ToM Robo

    ToM Robo New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2013
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    1
    I'll get some photos for you when I get home.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     

Share This Page