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(moved) Thing-O-Matic: Removable ABP mod

by MarcusWolschon, published

(moved) Thing-O-Matic: Removable ABP mod by MarcusWolschon May 29, 2011

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THIS DESIGN HAS BEEN MOVED TO YOUMAGINE:
youmagine.com/designs/thing-o-matic-removable-abp-mod

Reasons:
marcuswolschon.blogspot.de/2014/01/leaving-thingiverse.html

This is a simple modification to the ABP,
to make it removable.

This way we can quickly switch to alternative
build-platforms better suited to the current
tool-head or object to print.
(e.g. HBP for tall objects or a vice for
milling and "steptrusion" or a clamp for drawing.)

The following video explains how we insert these:

youtube.com/watch?v=qRBEHoXQ5Ds

Blog post:
marcuswolschon.blogspot.com/2011/05/thing-o-matic-removable-abp-mod.html

You may use this part to design new built platforms.
(I'm thinking about designing a vice-like platform for PCB milling.)

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vise (AE) / vice (BE) [tech.]

Just FYI: A "vise" is for holding things, a "vice" is defined as, "Immoral or wicked behavior."

Love your stuff. Thank you!

Worked well, had to bore out the nut holes a bit and widen screw tunnels but that was no sweat. Make sure you focus when dremel'n the acrylic as there is little room for error.

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Instructions

Print 2 of these.
Loosen the bolts on the acrylic sides of the platform.
Insert these parts in the front and back.
(It is intentionally 2mm wider then the original one, so it slides off easily later.)
Drill holes for the one bolt per side.
Remove the original bolts and insert them into their new location.
Cut the acrylic around the original bolt hole.

To remove the ABP, just
remove the 2 bolts per side on the horizontal part
and pull the ABP up.

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charliearmorycom on Mar 3, 2012 said:

Just FYI: A "vise" is for holding things, a "vice" is defined as, "Immoral or wicked behavior."

Love your stuff. Thank you!

MarcusWolschon on Mar 3, 2012 said:

vise (AE) / vice (BE) [tech.]

RyGuy on Sep 11, 2011 said:

Worked well, had to bore out the nut holes a bit and widen screw tunnels but that was no sweat. Make sure you focus when dremel'n the acrylic as there is little room for error.

MarcusWolschon on Jun 22, 2011 said:

Scooter just published a quick-release for the Heated Build Platform:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

bstott on May 31, 2011 said:

I forgot to suggest. Rather than cutting the acrylic - remove the screws and the wood tabs. Yes, you would have to initially dismantle more but, would have a cleaner installation.

MarcusWolschon on Jun 6, 2011 said:

I'd like to keep the wood as it is. The holes give a stiffer connection to alternative build platforms with less shaking.

bstott on May 31, 2011 said:

Your picture doesn't appear to be a full install? The acrylic is not cut nor machine screws installed.

MarcusWolschon on May 31, 2011 said:

Just see the video for that.

MarcusWolschon on May 30, 2011 said:

I updated the video with another one.

Sound should be much better now.

carmiac on May 29, 2011 said:

I've been thinking about something like this, just hadn't quite gotten around to making it. Good job! I'll add it to my upgrade lists this week.

bstott on May 31, 2011 said:

Did you install?

MarcusWolschon on May 29, 2011 said:

I added a technical drawing of the dimensions used and a 3d pdf.

(I guess the drawing could become handy in designing more platforms for other toolheads.)

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