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Geeetech I3X X Carriage Upgrade

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Geeetech I3X X Carriage Upgrade by simon5492 Oct 25, 2016
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Summary

upgraded X carriage for the I3X ( mine is a Geeetech acrylic frame version )

Saves 75% weight compared to stock ( mod V4 )

Based on Beyondwind & riansolutions (remix) design Things: 982921 & 1043124

I have included a Few significant improvements :

Printable Z height increased by 20mm ( extruder mounted higher much like stock carriage )

Cable mounting point

much much easier belt fitting

Mechanical end-stop trigger built in ( if needed )

Can use 3 or 4 LM8UU bearings or 2 LML8UU ( Mod & Mod V3 )

downside is this now needs support to print ( highly recommend using Cura 2.3 to slice & enable roof support & support everywhere, Print with endstop pointing up, rotate model 45 degrees clockwise on bed )

Update 26/10/16

modV3 alows for extruder motor to be mounted 15mm further towards the front of the machine if desired , this will allow the extruder motor to clear the X idler giving edge to edge print volume (215 mm on X axis ) , if motor is mounted in the forward position it will also allow more clearance for larger hotends.

modV4 includes all features of modV3 but only allows the use of 3 LM8UU bearings , uses 5 meters less filament and looks a bit smoother, makes for a very light setup ( 77g with 3 X LM8UU bearings , stock is 300g)

Video in action here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0oJqCsKulA
UPDATE 27/10/16

Fan Duct now available

Update 01/11/16

Early version files removed.

Update 12/10/16

Video Added.

Print Settings

Printer:

Geeetech I3X

Rafts:

No

Resolution:

0.2

Infill:

50%


Notes:

Print in ABS for heat resistance, all printed with a 0.4 nozzle , 0.2 layer height, 50 % infill , Walls 1.2mm

Carriage is tricky to print requires careful support settings & a Brim

Endstop mount - no support / 8 mm brim ( no brim if using PEI Bed )

Belt lock - no support / 8mm brim ( no brim if using PEI Bed )

Fan duct - Enable support

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can you make also support for the Geeetech 3DTouch auto bed leveling sensor??? here it the link
https://www.geeetech.com/geeetech-3dtouch-auto-bed-leveling-sensor-for-3d-printer-p-1010.html

thanks

Hi! I'm working on a rework of the stock MK8 extruder from geeetech, and would like to use your carriage rework as a testing platform. As I'm making changes to the dimensions of the stock throath, nozzle, heatsink, etc, I'd need to make modifications to the carriage too. Would you mind sharing the sources of your design?
Thnaks!

Hi, I had no source Cad files, i drew it in solidworks from measurements taken from the machine and the version by beyondwind i had already printed , I will upload drawings shortly for you.
cheers
Simon

Hi, I had no source Cad files, i drew it in solidworks from measurements taken from the machine and the version by beyondwind i had already printed , I will upload drawings shortly for you.
cheers
Simon

Hi, I had no source Cad files, i drew it in solidworks from measurements taken from the machine and the version by beyondwind i had already printed , I will upload drawings shortly for you.
cheers
Simon

thanks for the good work, I'll be uploading my works as I finish them.

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looks interesting. can you show how it looks built-in?

I've Just uploaded a few photos of modV1 assembled and printing :-)
once i'm happy with the fan duct i will rebuild my machine with v4 and upload some photo's

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