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Squash ball vibration dampening for Prusa MK3 or any 3030 frame printer

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Squash ball vibration dampening for Prusa MK3 or any 3030 frame printer by jesi Mar 12, 2018
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Summary

I was so happy with squash balls and this: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2172375

It dampend so much vibrations that overall sound was very low, i even did take concrete slab away, i feel that no need for that anymore.

Original thing worked fine, it was just a bit too high for my taste, so i made quick and ugly remix, it works :)

You can use different configurations, i tested that all balls was placed to inside of frame, it was too wobbly for my taste, so i moved rear legs to outside of frame and now it is stable again.

This should work any 3030 frame also.

Mounting hardware per feet:

  • M4x12 bolt
  • Washer
  • 3030 T-nut or sliding nut, you may find some thing here also.

Tested with single and two yellow dot balls.

Print Settings

Printer Brand:

Prusa

Printer:

Rafts:

No

Supports:

Yes

Resolution:

0.15mm

Infill:

40%


Notes:

I did print it with 0.15mm resolution, 5 perimeters, 5/5 layers, in position as shown in stl, used supports only from build plate.

You may play with settings and rotate model.

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where to get balls for this

I did get mine from squash playing center and sports store.

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