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Easy Bed Leveling Kit

by dynai Aug 23, 2012
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I think this is exactly what I need. I was just about to go and fabricate a more solid frame for my bed but this will be much easier to try first.

wouldn't it be good to print out 4 for all 4 points ? I have a pursa styled printer and this seems to be the perfect design to help with bed leveling issues.

Want to give this a try as i have to relevel the bed every time i finish a print

Hi,

i see no problems in doing that, on version 2 of this design i attached a little descriptive picture of how this is intended to work -> http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:63796http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

cheers Chris

Easy Bed Leveling Kit v02
by dynai

DRAT: Unfortunately one of the side supports for the slider on the main
block broke off. The junction is only 2mm, so I think its it's a bit
under engineered at this point unless your printer is absolutely
perfectly calibrated. It's also 5mm too tall above the rod of my modified Prusa
(smooth rods are on top, but bed clearance is only 5mm above the smooth rod and 15mm above the threaded rod),
so the bed will contact. Finally the ends of the hole for the threaded
rod built filled in, so would have to drill them. Otherwise good idea.

hi,
hm when did the top-part break off? i've been using my first set now for over 6month and still working fine, if you could give some further input this might be valuable input.

the 2nd point is nice input and i think i will re-iterate the bed-leveler and try to solve this

your last point is mentioned in the print instructions those thin-walls are used for support so that no extra support material is needed and should be easy to cut with a knife or a drill, having support generated by the slicing software would be more painfull to get rid of and increase print time, not having these walls would make it hard to print the holes

DRAT: Unfortunately one of the side supports for the slider on the main
block broke off. The junction is only 2mm, so I think its it's a bit
under engineered at this point unless your printer is absolutely
perfectly calibrated. It's also 5mm too tall above the rod of my Prusa
(mine is only 5mm above the smooth rod and 15mm above the threaded rod),
so the bed will contact. Finally the ends of the hole for the threaded
rod built filled in, so would have to drill them. Otherwise good idea.

can somebody confirm it will work with a prusa mendel i2?

thanks

So what keeps the smooth rod from sliding out of the bed levelers in the case of some Y carriage binding?

Hm,

in my case the holes just fit tightly around the roods, never had a problem

and good point, but it should work if you rotate my parts by 90° (assembly-top-view) the screw still pointing down, so the upper becomes the lower hole and vice versa ;)

Great idea! I'll try it on my Mendel Prusa.

This is an amazing idea. I can see it being useful for all flavors of Mendel printers. Great work.

I was not sure about this point but if one can provide proof i'll change the tittle of this thing :)