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Discussion in 'Show and Tell' started by Thamer Albahiti, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Thamer Albahiti

    Thamer Albahiti Active Member

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    First of all i wanna say thank you for sending my printer :)
    unfortunately some parts broke from shipping

    1- the vertical smooth rod bottom supports
    2- the Threaded rod support
    3- for some reason i have a missing screw on the left ( Y ) lift motor

    the printer was well packed, except for the rods which are holding a load and don't have any support from the top (Pic 1)
    if you guys add some backing from inside the case to the rods that should eliminate any damage that might occur from shipping

    overall, i think i can fix my damaged parts, hope to get started on printing soon.
    thank you again for giving us a chance to buy a 3D printer :)
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  2. Thamer Albahiti

    Thamer Albahiti Active Member

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    Can anyone draw an STL file for the Coupler holding the Smooth rod ?
    extra thickness on the bottom where it broke would be good

    i'm gonna try to print it instead of waiting for an answer, i'm sure they have better things to do
     
  3. tesseract

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    I can draw on eup fairly quickly but I am in teh middle of the print could you get me dimension from your broken one

    width height length of the base block and size and position od the mounting holes height and diameter of central hole and wall thickness.

    I know it is a lot but my is moving around so can't get them
     
  4. Thamer Albahiti

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    saw your post a bit late, I'll get the dimensions after work, that's around 12hrs. from now :)
     
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    ok will do I will try and do it fairly quickly for you
     
  6. Thamer Albahiti

    Thamer Albahiti Active Member

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    i managed to draw this while i was figuring out how to do it.
    the measurements are assumed, so i have to do it again back home

    thanks for the offer, I'll upload the file when I'm done just in case someone wants it
     

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    well I will put it on thingiverse as well
    Maybe you could do me a fvor can you get me a picture of the other side as well including the z stop switch and see how far it is up on the smooth rod I have not see one before I modded mine before that came on teh printers so I never so exactly how they moded the z stop I may make a parts for both sides
    just have to make sure the right side one fits within their mod
     
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    OH the most critical measurement is the inside diameter of that tall section the smooth rod must fit snugly but loosely at the same time.
     
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    Here's a photo of the Z endstop. As you can see, it's shaped like a lowercase "h" so I'll use those as a reference for dimensions:

    III <-- 4.3 mm
    III
    IIIIIIII <-- 17 mm
    II <-II----- 7.8 mm (diameter for 8mm ground smooth rod
    4.3mm --> III III <-- 4.3 mm
    III III
    ^ The gap between the "h" legs is 6.3mm

    Total Height 40.8 mm
    IIII <-- Width 10 mm
    IIII
    IIII <-- "Seat" Height 20.6 mm
    IIII
    IIII
    IIII

    Hopefully that all makes sense!
     

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    Dammit... it killed the spaces! Hopefully you can still make sense of the "drawing". If not, I'll sketch it and post a JPG.
     
  11. Thamer Albahiti

    Thamer Albahiti Active Member

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    before i took it apart and measured it, i set up the printer
    its printing the Calibration cube
    i'll post the pics up as it's going
     
  12. tesseract

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    thanks matt what I really need are teh specs on the part it sits above the one holding the smooth rod in place
     
  13. Thamer Albahiti

    Thamer Albahiti Active Member

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    here goes the first print
    this is the only pic i managed to take that is clear enough

    can anyone tell me if this is good or bad ? what can i do to fix the edges ?
     

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    that looks pretty good one recommendation pu tit on a flat surface when you take pics warping is a possible issue with some material and if I didn't recognize that as the top of the robo case I would thought you had warping going on LOL

    as far as the edging goes that can be a little tricky it could be flow issue a speed issue

    a first print should always be the 15mm cube it has even length flat sides and can help determine if the issues are simple or more complex

    For example if you did the cube and it was all straight it tells us certain things are OKand they can be eliminated from further thoughts

    but right off hand I think you are doing pretty good print the 15mm cube and upload a pic of that and we can look at both
     
  15. Thamer Albahiti

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    i have a filament issue, let me see if its gonna be enough for the 15mm cube
     
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    what speed should i go with ?
    its on 100mm/min
    extrude 10
    retract 10
     
  17. tesseract

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    it takes about 4 -5 feet of filament
    where are you getting those numbers from
     
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    Repetier, Manual control tab, Extruder
     
  19. tesseract

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    leave all those alone for now the speed settings I am talking about are in teh profiles you use when you slice it
     
  20. Thamer Albahiti

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    this is a screen print
     

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