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Up! Plus+ Build Platform Sliding Track

by DytHlt, published

Up! Plus+ Build Platform Sliding Track by DytHlt Apr 3, 2013

Description

Slide your build platform into place and not have to worry about screws or binder clips getting in the way of the extruder. (using maint. tool, the extruder will never hit the platform track)

*Eliminates Gekko Board warping.

*I have found that once my Gekko board has flattened out better from using this, it now is able to slide around once fully heated. If you are getting prints with offset layers, use a binder clip instead of the printed plastic clip in the front.

You will need (7) M3x6 Button Head screws.
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Glad I could help. Too bad about the Garolite.

Wow these clamps saved my part! I set the machine to print ran out the door to work i made them out of PLA and print with abs when the hot abs nozzle hit the clamp it melted it out of the way instantly instead of launching a clip inside my machine Again, and it didnt jam my table up causing me to have to take it apart and move the belt tensioner back to where it should be. I love these clamps cant thank you enough you just saved me 68g abs and hours of repair work on my machine. I now print and dont worry i have flawless prints now and my machine does not screw up thanks again.
And the garolite plate i got from octave is warped like hell i wouldnt try it with these clamps.

Glad you like it too. If I ever get a garolite board I'm sure I'll make one. however, if your good with sketchup it would be very easy to download the .skp for the perf board and modify it for the garolite.

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Instructions

Print at an angle to get it to fit on your build platform, with the largest surface flat on the build platform and the short piece verticle.

*TEST FIT IT BEFORE PRINTING!!!*
Before powering up your printer, install the tracks, and lift (by hand) the platform all the way up to the top. Hold it there and slide the platform back and forth. make sure the tracks don't add any friction to the movement of the platform. If they do, you will need to sand down the sides of the tracks until they clear the sides of the printer. My first ones fit after sanding, second ones fit without modification, so check it!

I recommend giving it an acetone wipe to strengthen it, but you must let it dry for 48hrs before installing it if you do.

Updated files 4/7/13: New (Alternate) Front clips stay attached stronger, but are a little trickier to get on. (bending tab removed, snap on now) Side clips are .5mm thinner and no longer tapered for better printing, and more clearance between bed and posts.

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rippsalot on May 28, 2013 said:

Wow these clamps saved my part! I set the machine to print ran out the door to work i made them out of PLA and print with abs when the hot abs nozzle hit the clamp it melted it out of the way instantly instead of launching a clip inside my machine Again, and it didnt jam my table up causing me to have to take it apart and move the belt tensioner back to where it should be. I love these clamps cant thank you enough you just saved me 68g abs and hours of repair work on my machine. I now print and dont worry i have flawless prints now and my machine does not screw up thanks again.
And the garolite plate i got from octave is warped like hell i wouldnt try it with these clamps.

DytHlt on May 28, 2013 said:

Glad I could help. Too bad about the Garolite.

rippsalot on May 25, 2013 said:

sweet love these clamps! works great on my afinia i printed them with sainsmart pla worked great and yes there is .009 space between the clamps and the frame nice job well done! any chance of doing larger clamps for the garolite plate for nylon use?

DytHlt on May 26, 2013 said:

Glad you like it too. If I ever get a garolite board I'm sure I'll make one. however, if your good with sketchup it would be very easy to download the .skp for the perf board and modify it for the garolite.

Dogbert on Apr 3, 2013 said:

HA! You ABSOLUTE LEGEND!!!

I Just got my Gekko boards in 2 days ago!
I tried a mongrel print and noticed the warp in the Gekko.
I was about to add another 8 screws in addition to the ones given,

but then you posted this! :)

Thankyou! :) I'll let you know how it goes.

p.s. in your photos it looks like there's a sheet of paper worth of gap between the clamp and the UP's right upright. is it any problem for you?

DytHlt on Apr 3, 2013 said:

Mine just barely fits, it does touch, but not bind/grind against the posts. After printing mine out, I modified the file to allow slightly more clearance. (very slightly) I didn't want to make it much thinner, or it would be weaker.

PS, I recommend giving the whole surface an acetone wipe, to strengthen the layers. If you do this though, let it dry for 24hrs before using it, or it will bubble like mine did in the photo and the sides will no longer fit.

Bobofreak on Apr 3, 2013 said:

Great thank you my gekko boards don't warp but not having to take out all the screws after each print is awesome

SlaveMassaDrivaJDCUBED on Apr 3, 2013 said:

Yield to FlippyFlyers, :)

DytHlt on Apr 3, 2013 said:

Huh?

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