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Solved R1: Y axis Belt holder piece

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  1. Rwalker

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    Hello,

    I am very new to 3d Printing as I received my R1 about 5 days ago.

    Have been trying to print circles properly without luck.
    So today I removed the glass bed top and found the plastic piece that holds the belt on the Y+ side was loose. Upon further investigation I found it was quite broken.
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    I was wondering if anyone had an STL file made for this piece?

    I am going to try to glue it for the time being.

    Thanks,

    Rian

    ps: I have also been looking for a thread on here related to Robo general maintenance, if anyone has that I'd appreciate it.
     
  2. mark tomlinson

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  3. Rwalker

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    Awesome,

    Thanks Mark!
     
  4. mark tomlinson

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    If you slow down the print speeds glue will probably work while you print a replacement. Good luck.
     
  5. Rwalker

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    Used some plastic epoxy to glue it back. Seems to be holding while it prints a new part.

    Changed the thread title incase anyone else needs it.
     
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    My friend had a problem like this with one that came off the sales floor at my job.
    I found that this is the best solution:

    Remove, broken plastic that would hold nut in place.
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    Use string to tie back the piece that is still attached to the belt, tie it tight to hold tension.
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    with the string in place, next thing is to use the temporary fix to print out broken piece
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    after that is finished replace the nut and bolt inside the new plastic piece that was just printed.
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    Then contact support about the break, and enjoy printing.
     
  8. Cyrus Legg

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    I used small zip ties and they seem to work well to! Thanks for the fix Marquis!
     
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    Thanks for this, I just had this piece break. I contacted support and they are sending me a new part. They said they now make these out of nylon to prevent this issue in the future.
     
  10. danzca6

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    Nylon...interesting. I have been thinking about machining them out of aluminum. Always good to have a spare set on hand. Never now when you, or a forum buddy, might need one. My printer actually came with a spare set.
     
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    The Aluminum ones would be the Godzilla of parts, but go for it :)
     

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