Easy Bed Leveling Kit
by dynai, published
New Version Available!!! http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:63796
Bed-Leveling allways was a nightmare to me. I payed a lot of attention when I first assembled my printer, i leveled everything, starting with the desk where i built the machine on it. But i allways had problems once everything was assembled or if everything was fine and i had to move my machine i had to start all over again...
So while i could bring it down to a point where i could print "smaller" parts i recently printed parts that needed the WHOLE printbed-area. So i decided to put a finger on my problem which seemed to bee the 2 Y-Axis Guides not beeing 100% parallel, and to adjust this i designed these replacement for the fixed Smooth-Rod holder.
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I made these for my Orca 0.4 but as "ChrisMagno" pointed out these might work for Mendels as well ;) EDIT: for mendel rotate my parts by 90° (assembly-top-view) the screw still pointing down,
I suggest to print the whole set so you will have parts that should fit into each other without any problems Give it some 25 to 40 percent infill (i used 35) 3 Perimeters (Including Shell)
Printed mine in PLA at .2mm Layer Height with a .35mm nozzle
NO SUPPORT MATERIAL NEEDED (its all in the geometry)
cut the holes (8mm) free with a knife and drill if necesseray
The Only thing thats a little painfull (but only once) is: YOU HAVE TO DISSASEMBLE THE Y-CARRIAGE to change the parts and you WILL HAVE TO REPLACE THE FIXED SMOOTH-ROD HOLDERS AS WELL!
But from now on Bed-Leveling should be easy ;)
2x M3x20 Zylinder-Head Screws (leftovers from the ORCA-KIT) 2x M3 Locknuts
2x Bed-Leveling-Sets (STL files)