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BFB Top-lid Hinges

by StevenHoogslag, published

BFB Top-lid Hinges by StevenHoogslag Nov 28, 2012
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The beautiful BFB 3000 and 3D-Touch printer comes with a loose top-lid. To avoid damage and scratches I made these hinges. They lock at 100 degrees so the top stays in the open position automatically. The hinges snap on the printer body without any modification. The top can easily be separated and locked-on again.

Instructions

Print left and right hinge. Prints best in PLA with fill above 50%.
Use screws and nuts M5 to assembe hinges. Use screws M5 to replace Inbus screws. The height of the top increases by about 1 cm. You can print the two distance-keepers to level the front.

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Excellent! I made a set for my 3D Touch. You will need 2 M5x40mm socket head cap screws and 2 M5 hex nuts for the hinge pivots and 2 M5x30mm socket head cap screws to mount the hinges to the lid. Note that you can mount the hinges on any side of the machine. Wouldn't be very practical to hinge it on the front though! I mounted mine on the right side just because I could!

Nice to know that these hinges have multiplied themselves on this globe. It's a pleasure to open the top lid without the need to find a temporary place for it. Completely removing the lid is still possible as the hinges easily can snap off as well. Recently I mounted the filament spool vertically to the left side of the printer. I designed and printed an adapter for the Orbi-Tech filament reels (a supplier which I'd like to advice to anyone). This spool position is best to avoid PLA snaps. The filament feed now goes directly and freely under the top-lid into the shortened sillicon tube. The ABS spool is still on the bottom of the printer.

Recently feed problems were increasing. I found out that the roller bearings of the printhead feedrolls were stuck. I bought and placed new mini-bearings which solved the problem completely. Eur 45 for four sets of fully compatible-size bearings.

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