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MakiBox Z Wobble Eliminator

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MakiBox Z Wobble Eliminator by Marcotasm May 11, 2014
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This part replaces the stock bed support bracket on the end of the bed support arm. To complete this build, you will also need a 6 inch length of 3/4" wide by 1/8" thick aluminum angle extrusion, some nuts and bolts, washers and lock washers and a drill. The extrusion and fittings are available at any home improvement store. Other than that, this bracket is designed to work with the stock MakiBox screws that mount the original bracket.

Basically, this part rides along the aluminum extrusion which is mounted to the wall of the printer. This prevents any wobble in the Z axis. Check out the photos of the mod that I included above for more information.

I designed the part to have really tight tolerances so depending on how screwy your printer is, you may have to file the channel in the bracket down to accommodate the aluminum angle.

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I made a guide rod to use with this mount because I didn't have anything else I could use. The stl file is in my post on the makibox forums. http://makibox.com/forum/message/18720http://makibox.com/forum/messa.... I also took a picture of it and put it in the made one section.

I'll print a calibration guide later today. I unfortunately don't have one from before the fix but I do have a bunch of stuff with straight sides which clearly show the wobble.

Do you have before / after photos of your printing result ? Very curious to see the result after mod...

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I added a before and after shot. The piece failed on the bed for a number of reasons but you can clearly see the Z wobble in the large facing side. Best of luck!

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