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Replicator Dual X Axis Cable Chain With Support Track

by MakerBobDesigns Dec 3, 2013
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What settings did you use exactly? No matter what I do, it doesn't fill in the mounting holes on the track properly. The center always falls out. I've tried higher infills, and more shells, but it always prints the center of the mounting holes as a separate piece. Should I run this through NetFabb before printing?

You should always run your sliced project through some kind of viewer before printing. It is much better to know how your projects will turn out without wasting time or material. I sliced this with both Makerware and ReplicatorG with no problems.

OK, whats the trick to get them to snap together? I have gone through two ABS pieces that have snapped, so no point trying anymore. Does it need a low infill, or to be solid, or special number of shells? What have others used?

I think I printed the originals with 10% infill and 2 or 3 shells. My printer is extremely well calibrated and they were difficult to snap together. They are supposed to be tight. Try putting the parts in hot water before you put them together to give them a little give.

Thanks for the reply. I would have had at least 20% infill, so that might be enough of difference. I'll p[rint another couple of links and give it go.

now gonna try and print some reviews look good

Everything fit great. Thanks. I see you are using glass on the bed. I just updated this glass bracket adapter for 8 x 10 glass panes: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:441026. Hope it's as helpful to you as your cable chain was to me.

what did you scale these at for your CTC coberdas? It seems the end connectors will not run through one of the links at the size it is now.

Making mine tonight. I don't want this to happen again. I have a replicator 2 in my classroom that this happened too and just bought a CTC 3D printer for my home which is the same as a Replicator Dual. Trying to prevent known problems. Nice design!!!

The best version to date!! Well done!!!!

Thank you. I tried to gather the very best from many designs, then improve them if possible. I also used some ideas posted on the Makerbot Google Group, and this works flawlessly for me so far.