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Parametric Prusa Z Screw Isolator

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Parametric Prusa Z Screw Isolator by llluis Jan 30, 2013

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Same part as created by DaleDunn, but made in OpenSCAD for easy configuration and adjustments.

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Same as the original part.

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Simply and perfect. Work very well on my chinese Prusa i3

Hmm. The G+ link seems to have gone dead. Anyhow, the gist of the conversation was this: These isolators will minimize Z wobble artifacts, but in doing so, introduce another smaller effect. The wobbling screw causes these to turn the nut slightly, raising or lowering the Z axis slightly. So, these don't get rid of Z wobble, they reduce it to be invisible under whatever else the printer has going on. If you are pursuing the highest print quality, you have to properly isolate Z from the screws: more complex isolation that doesn't turn the nuts, straight screws, more rigid guidance, whatever your machine needs.

Easy...if you don't happen to have access to SolidWorks.

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