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One of the parts of the bearing assemblies in the Y-Axis carriage supporting the heated bed on my RepRap Mendel broke after a few months of fatigue.
Blogged about it here: http://engineeringourfreedom.blogspot.com/2011/10/first-part-to-break-on-my-reprap-mendel.html
This thing reinforces all the parts with those little plastic square beams that are supposed to hold the bolts that support the printbed, by both adding a small triangle of support material to one side to act as a cantilever and remove some torque, while slightly filleting the edges underneath so that the stress is not so concentrated there.
Edited from Idaholion's solidworks models(http://reprap.org/wiki/Mendel/SolidWorks), which aren't correctly aligned to the print surface, so the individual STLs need to be rotated, otherwise take them from the blender file.
Reinforced Mendel Bed Supports by 4ndy is licensed under the Attribution - Non-Commercial - Share Alike license.
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