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Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by Harry, May 21, 2013.

  1. Harry

    Harry Team ROBO 3D
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    Getting after it RoBo style! Threaded rods and base plate assemblies coming together. #robo3d #3dprinting #dowork #3dprinter

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  2. CAMBO3D

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    Happy happy joy joy Happy happy joy joy
     
  4. JDM_

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    Looks like they are getting closer.
     
  5. SPyKER

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    Just curious: At what level of assembly will the kits be? The KS site said about 45 minutes to assemble. Will that still be correct?
     
  6. Seshan

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    I feel like it will be more then 45min, I never truly believed that from the start. Even the filastruder is more then that. Hopefully we get some videos soon, just to see what it will be like.
     
  7. bringjustn

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    oh happy days are here again :) now to start shopping for a new laptop to replace my broken one... with any luck I will have a printer and new laptop around the same time (I'm a really slow and picky computer shopper)
     
  8. SPyKER

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    The bottom left picture kind of looks like one of those bed of nails... :D
     
  9. Henry

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    Is loctite being used for the thread rods ?
     
  10. Seshan

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    What would you need loctite for?
     
  11. Henry

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    Given this is a precision item. Loctite used would prevent bolts, rods that are threaded into another part or non locking nut to back off or unscrew. If one would adjust an part , you wouldn't want to lose its precision position or location. Also during usage slight vibrations or usage can cause parts to become not in adjustment. Shipment vibrations of complete units can cause parts to become loose.
     
  12. Seshan

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    There's not many places I see they can use loctite since it does not mix well with plastic, they can only use it on all metal parts, so maybe the threaded rod coupling and that's about it.
     
  13. Electrocutioner

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    see my post on bed paint.. works awesome as a metal-plastic lock tight as well..
     
  14. Hazer

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    Those threaded rods move the X axis up and down. You do not want to thread-lock them.
     
  15. Henry

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  16. Hazer

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    The picture above shows the threaded rods that are connected to the stepper motors via a motor coupler. This thread is about their assembly.

    When these rods are turned by the motors, the threads push the X carriage up/down. If you put locktite on them, you are now building a 2D printer.

    These rods are for linear movement (think ACME screw). They are not for fastening.

    Now, you could put threadlock on the coupler set-screws.
     
  17. JDM_

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    I am thinking the lock-tight comment was a joke.
     
  18. Henry

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    Intent of loctite is to be used on any non moving part. But fastening part/s etc..
     
  19. Hazer

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    I think I shall walk away from this discussion. The only thing that matters is "The assembly is moving closer to completion!" which is good news. :)
     

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