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Y-Axis Bracket for Solidoodle 2

by chuckmurray, published

Y-Axis Bracket for Solidoodle 2 by chuckmurray Dec 2, 2012

Description

This bracket replaces the somewhat flimsy stock piece for the Solidoodle 2. My factory brackets were both cracked and due to the lack of stability, it was causing poor accuracy/repeatability in the y-axis.

The overkill bracket is an even beefier piece. Both work. I've got one of each installed right now.

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does the overkill version allow room for pulley sticking past top and bottom of original bracket?
i was about to model my own when i found my y idlers had fractured... then i thought to just look here to save some work.

i was able to print a pair of these. right after the print finished when i went to take apart my old one it fell apart as i was undoing the M3 bolt.
i put in the new one and then i was able to tension the belt properly while before if i had any decent tension on the belt the idler bracket would just buckle...

thanks for the model.
No Probs, I've also 'remixed' it to re-include the little lip to grip the case sides over at thingiverse.com/thing:79737 . Stops the mounts twisting on the case when bumped etc..

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Instructions

You will most likely need to readjust the y-axis belt tension when you install this bracket. You may also want to install a longer M3x0.5 button head cap screw because the bracket is thicker than the stock piece. The stock 8mm long cap screw will work but a 10mm cap screw will ensure full thread engagement in the case. I rounded off the hex on one of the stock cap screws when I removed it (they used Loctite at the factory), so I needed to make a hardware store trip anyway.

does the overkill version allow room for pulley sticking past top and bottom of original bracket?
i was about to model my own when i found my y idlers had fractured... then i thought to just look here to save some work.

i was able to print a pair of these. right after the print finished when i went to take apart my old one it fell apart as i was undoing the M3 bolt.
i put in the new one and then i was able to tension the belt properly while before if i had any decent tension on the belt the idler bracket would just buckle...

thanks for the model.
Is this S3 friendly as well?
Yes it is - I've just made a couple of sets and have the overkill version on my SD3
Sweet! Thanks.
No Probs, I've also 'remixed' it to re-include the little lip to grip the case sides over at thingiverse.com/thing:79737 . Stops the mounts twisting on the case when bumped etc..
Y-Axis Bracket for Solidoodle 2/3 - Lipped version
I have no idea. I don't have the S3 nor have I seen any closeup pictures of the bracket. Thanks for your question.
Its a great part...but SD used red locktite on mine so... I guess I will wait until I need to torch them off lol...
Thanks :). I noticed a lot of slack on my y-axis brackets. I am hoping the non-overkill version will help. it printed and is very strong. 
Glad it worked for you.  Thanks for the comment.  I was wondering if anyone had tried it.
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