Creality CR-10 Dial Indicator Mount for Bed Level/Tramming
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This is a Dial Indicator Mount for the Creality CR-10 (click here: https://goo.gl/FthFpE) that uses economical dial indicators such as this one http://amzn.to/2ttaAGr for less than $15 bucks or a digital version such as this http://amzn.to/2ttaIWr for only $25 bucks. Also you can use a metal 1/4-20 (~6mm) sized nut and bolt combo however I like using nylon nuts/bolts such as these http://amzn.to/2saaeRh just to lighten things a bit. I have designed two Gcode files to be used for running the dial across the Creality CR-10 bed and they can be found here: http://diy3dtech.com/creality-cr10-bed-alignment-gcode/
We also produced a video on the use of this mount and along with the associated gcode here https://youtu.be/LJI34siHOFo as well as we have a more detailed version how to level tramm you 3d printers bed here: https://youtu.be/LJI34siHOFo using a dial indicator.
Upadate 01: Have also added an STL for a smaller version which is shorter for use with dial indicators such as this one (http://amzn.to/2uzu35t) that are shorter.
Update 02: Since making this I also decided to explore the idea of using a digial dial indicator connected to my computer via USB. While this project is still in process, we have made a couple related videos with the first being https://youtu.be/0CXfC6uYoQY the unboxing of the meter and cable then we figure out how to use in this video https://youtu.be/6hweiqlWb2s and you can check them out here: http://diy3dtech.com/usb-dial-indicator-kit/
Update 03. We have created a different version of this bed-leveling tramming device which can be found here that uses https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2524480 which uses a very low cost automotive caliper (see here: http://diy3dtech.com/digital-caliper-depth-gauge/ ) so you have multiple choices.
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So for the you print as it is (open end to the bed) as set supports for "touching bed" only (do NOT use everywhere). Also use high infill percent as use 40% to increase the rigid of the main body which is importance for a solid reading. You can use either PLA or ABS for the build. Also if your looking for a collection of professional 3D print finishing tools take a look here: http://diy3dtech.com/3d-print-clean-up-tools/
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