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This is a simple mount to attach a dial gauge or dial indicator onto an UP! printer where the print head would normally attach. This simple thing is being posted as an idea for others to use on different machines. The UP! head only uses one screw so this is an easy swap out to verify platform level-ness and flatness too.
I am using a dial indicator from Harbor Freight (I'm amazed how much I use this thing). It simply friction fits into the rectangular slot. I tapped the round hole before attaching it to the UP!. I put the hole on both sides of the block incase I should accidently strip out one side. I had the rectangular hole go all the way thru incase the friction fit was too strong, I could push it out from the back side of the hole.
Update! For all my Up! friends (that's people on this site that use an Up!) Up! gave us a Christmas gift this past year. A new software release version 1.18. it has extra settings that imply correcting for the lack of flatness and levelness of the platform. See the new screen shot of the way the program learns this information (its a semi-manual operation).
Let me know of any successes out there.
Dial Indicator mount for Up 3d printer by Bigrinner is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
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