Ultimaker Alien Axis Tool

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Ultimaker Alien Axis Tool by maxy Jul 12, 2012
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Use this to align the Ultimaker X and Y axes, to make them perpendicular.

This tool was cut from an alien bone. It wants to help you. Its true motive remains unclear. It's probably friendly, but replicate it at your own risk.


  1. Print two bones, one of them mirrored (so you can mate them after use).

  2. Loosen one pulley belt on both sides.

  3. Push the big and the small claw into the matching rods, on both ends at the same time.

Make sure you also have http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:8781 ready at hand.

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was one of the first things I ever printed and still love it!

Is this for 6mm rods or 8mm rods? Maybe I'm mistaken, but I think the early Ultimakers used 8mm and the latest ones are using 6mm.

maxy - in reply to CanFire

I have two 6mm rods (moving) and four 8mm rods (turning). The tool has an end for each.

CanFire - in reply to maxy

Great! That's what I have too. :-)
I'm going to print me an alien arm this weekend !

The tool works very well indeed. I used it after changing to the new hot end.

Form and function together - very nice! 8-)

What the heck? I just wet my pants laughing so loud.

VERY NICE DESIGN! Use it the next time I'm aligning the axis.

maxy - in reply to flouSH

He he, glad you like it ;-) It is actually the first thing that I designed in blender, I would make it even more organic if I knew the program better. I think it's a pitty to print tools with a strict geometric shape, the printer can add many details without slowing down.