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GofX

Stronger XY-Joiner for standard 10mm X axis

by GofX Dec 23, 2017
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Hi,
The initial failures were with PLA or ABS. I have parts printed in PLA failing while assembling! I dont know if i am over tightening them or PLA parts cant handle stress.

Same thing happened to me on Z rod clamps, Y rod clamps, and XY Joiners. I suspect it is because I printed in PLA, which is rigid and cracks if held in tension, and all those parts deform as they clamp around the rods.

I have reprinted in PETG which has a lower flex modulus and higher elongation before break. Hopefully that will solve it.

Hey, did it solve it?

Yes. You should definitely use PETG for these parts, or another strong flexible like Nylon or PC.