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Printrbot Jr. Spider Z-Coupler

by phraust, published

Printrbot Jr. Spider Z-Coupler by phraust Mar 4, 2013
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Summary

I got some stainless steel threaded rod from Home Depot the other day, and some stainless steel nuts, and I wanted to upgrade my somewhat bent z-axis threaded rod.

I had seen something similar for the Printrbot LC I think, so I made one to fit my machine.

I tried dry-fitting it yesterday, and found that the nut I have is too large to replace the old one perfectly, so I'll have to engineer a mount for it on the Y-Arm.

I'm currently waiting for the silicone to cure, so I'll update with some pics when it's complete.

Instructions

Just like the original! (I think...)

This is experimental, I'll be updating with progress/pictures in a few days.

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Does it work ? Can you post pictures please ?

Don't use a stainless nut with stainless rod, as I read somewhere in http://reprap.orgreprap.org you will get galling (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galling)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G... leading to seizing. Try a brass nut.

I'm watching, because I have slight Z-wobble I'm eager to fix. Can't wait to see the finished result.

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