Y-Axis Bracket for Solidoodle 2

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


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.

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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.

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 http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:79737http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... . 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.