Printable Ball Bearing Upgrade

by triffid_hunter Aug 14, 2011
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After using these for several days, I unfortunately ended up removing them. If your printer isn't calibrated perfectly, these guides aren't going to wind up totally round, and as a result, your layers will wind up mis-aligned on very wide layers where the carriage has to move farther.

I had the same problem, mine were bumpy enough that I didn't even bother trying to mount them. I'm sticking with fender washers.

What is the expected benefit of assembling it from two pieces, as compared with a single piece design?

So you can make them without having overhang issues

Printed single piece ones without major overhang issues

(but yes, some STLs on thingiverse require turning them around before printing)

these are specifically clip-on ones that don't require the fender washers to hold it in place.

What you've pictured there is also cool, but slightly different purpose to this :) If I had fender washers, I would probably do it that way.