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Bearing

by PP3DP, published

Bearing by PP3DP Sep 3, 2010

Description

The original STL is too big, So I have reduced the facet. This is to test that the bearing is printable, but there will be support structure needed. It takes us 1 hour and 11 minutes to print, and only another 3 minutes to remove the support structure. The support is very easy to remove. As long as the support structure is cleaned up, it will be slippery enough. (edited on Sep6)

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such an awesome print :) just did one with cura, its awesome!

I like the idea of printing moving parts as one object. I printed the file on my T-O-M using raft and support. I intended to turn off all the raft layers ,but somehow the raft still printed. This was my first experiment with support. It came out pretty well, though 1 of the balls broke free during printing, so I removed the damaged ball mid-print. It moves pretty freely even with 1 missing ball. There is a little support nub left on some balls which causes it to get stuck when rotating...a little better clean up would fix that.

Good model, had a few errors but easily fixed in Netfabb. Printed well and only took 20 minutes to clean up :) Spins very freely.

(Printed on a BFB Rapman 3.1.1)

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Bearing by PP3DP is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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Instructions

The model we printed is 0.3mm deposition layer setting, object fill density is loose. There is less support between the balls when i change the support angle, I choose 30 degree. Before printing the bearing, remember to paint a new layer adhesive on the platform. Then remove the support, all the balls are connected, so a carving knife will be used to to separate them. We will upload a video that the bearing was printed to our website soon.

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buZztiaan on Oct 28, 2012 said:

such an awesome print :) just did one with cura, its awesome!

Tinkerer on Aug 22, 2011 said:

I like the idea of printing moving parts as one object. I printed the file on my T-O-M using raft and support. I intended to turn off all the raft layers ,but somehow the raft still printed. This was my first experiment with support. It came out pretty well, though 1 of the balls broke free during printing, so I removed the damaged ball mid-print. It moves pretty freely even with 1 missing ball. There is a little support nub left on some balls which causes it to get stuck when rotating...a little better clean up would fix that.

chylld on Oct 28, 2010 said:

Good model, had a few errors but easily fixed in Netfabb. Printed well and only took 20 minutes to clean up :) Spins very freely.

(Printed on a BFB Rapman 3.1.1)

ElectronicKit on Sep 5, 2010 said:

Anyone else having trouble with the STL file for this object? When I click on 'download', my computer's display fills with characters instead of asking what to do with the file. Other thingiverse STL files download fine. *DONT_KNOW*

PP3DP on Sep 5, 2010 said:

Hi Antona, now the download problem has been solved, you can try it again. ;)

Anonymous on Sep 4, 2010 said:

does anyone have any videos of this kind of part being produced? i am having a hard time believing some of the images that i have seen were made with abs support layers. i think it looks like an awesome printer but most of the items that i have seen look like dimension prints.

how long did it take to get that cleaned up?

PP3DP on Sep 5, 2010 said:

Indeed it is printed by our UP! printer. It takes me about half an hour to clean the support up.

Anonymous on Sep 4, 2010 said:

i see images like this from your website

http://www.pp3dp.com/images/st...

similar to good makerbot prints

and then images of this bearing where there are no visible layers. and support material had to have been used on this print (but i could be wrong)

Protocol on Sep 4, 2010 said:

what type of printer is that in the first picture?!? where are the plans or where can I buy one?!?! it's awesome!

Protocol on Sep 4, 2010 said:

Ah, found it on your website.... Tisk Tisk no linux support, what a shame........

f15ijp on Sep 3, 2010 said:

Sweet:)

Is this printed in one pass and it is still movable?

Do you recommend using a lubricant or is the plastics slippery enough on there own?

What size will the printed bearing have?

PP3DP on Sep 5, 2010 said:

Yeah, it is printed in one pass and still movable.

We don't use lubricant, as long as you clean up the support the plastics will be slippery enough on its own. Especially clean up the balls.

The printed bearing size is 71.98 x 71.96 x 15.02mm, you can see the detailed file information in the big picture. :)

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