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Spinning Triple/Quadruple Ball Bearings

by idea_beans, published

Spinning Triple/Quadruple Ball Bearings by idea_beans Feb 18, 2013

Description

I was requested by a friend of mine to modify my original double bearings to add more layers/rings to it.

It may not work as well as the double bearings, so please post feedback on how these ones print on your printers so I can make adjustments accordingly.

Thanks!

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Hi! i'll like to print it with my mendelmax and i was wondering how many raft layers should i put in the setting (according we are printing in 0.15mm layer height) thanks

Someone needs to do this with that herringbone gear bearing design

Hi I'm not familiar with Replicator software, but maybe someone from MakerBot can help if you ask in their forum? My UP Plus printer software allows me to choose the angle limits for building supports, so if I select 30 degree it usually gives me good curved bases when I print spheres or rounded corners. Thanks

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Instructions

There are 2 STL files here.

Triple ball bearings - 62 balls
Quadruple ball bearings - 106 balls

Just print and remove the raft. Give the balls a bit of pushing and cleaning, then the bearings should work right away.

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Everik99 on Nov 21, 2013 said:

Hi! i'll like to print it with my mendelmax and i was wondering how many raft layers should i put in the setting (according we are printing in 0.15mm layer height) thanks

beefinator on Aug 30, 2013 said:

Someone needs to do this with that herringbone gear bearing design

wierd101 on Mar 24, 2013 said:

Tried printing off the larger one on my Replicator, but the default support material (using ReplicatorG or Makerware) still doesn't handle curved bases yet. Any suggestions?

idea_beans on Mar 24, 2013 said:

Hi I'm not familiar with Replicator software, but maybe someone from MakerBot can help if you ask in their forum? My UP Plus printer software allows me to choose the angle limits for building supports, so if I select 30 degree it usually gives me good curved bases when I print spheres or rounded corners. Thanks

Marbla on Feb 26, 2013 said:

I made the big one. It printed very nicely but the inner rings started to ''fall off'' so I can take it apart into 4 rings. It could be because it cooled off or because I moved it to much when I tried to make it move. Takes some time to get it going but it's very impressive. Awesome job!

rgthane on Feb 25, 2013 said:

nice design!

idea_beans on Feb 20, 2013 said:

110 balls in total. I just counted! :D

3DPrintingSystems on Feb 20, 2013 said:

I printed it, what a challenge for my UP Plus https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

idea_beans on Feb 20, 2013 said:

Awesome video recording! That's a lot of balls for sure. I may have counted it wrong, 91 balls, give or take. :) What material did you use? Any suggestion on the ball size or spacing etc? Thanks

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