Version update 1.5:
- Made the bottom half 10mm shorter as it provide no additional benefit
- Fixed power supply mounting hole placement for the bottom piece.
- added gcode file with proper orientation and support structures. The file is for PLA filaments only.
Meanwell LRS-350-24 is perhaps the best 3D printer power supply out there. It is extremely reliable and relatively compact.
FLSUN i3 printer comes with a 12V power supply which is kinda limiting plus it was mounted one a very flimsy bracket such that printer bed movements during printing cause power supply to vibrate. These vibrations show up in a print.
After searching through Thingiverse for a power supply mount on a 2020 frame, I found them all lacking in one way or another so I decided to create a power supply mount inspired by the great work of other Thingiverse members.
Here're the goals I put in front of me before the start of the design:
- Mount should be rigid. Can be mounted on ANY printer that uses 2020 extrusions and H frame(FLSUN,Creality,Geetech,Alphawise, etc)
- No "frankenbolts": Do not leave the bolts sticking out. Try to make them "flush" with the surface
- have a power switch and a standard plug
- Provide easy access to voltage regulator for minute adjustments to the outpu
- Cables should come out below the mount inside the 2020 rails to hide wires
- Outside of the mount should be flush with 2020 frame to allow use of reinforcement brackets such as this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01H4YPT64
- Power supply should be bolted into the mount using existing LRS M6 mounting holes
- The mount should not cover/restrict cooling vents or fans.
Power plug&Switch: https://www.amazon.com/URBEST-Module-Switch-Socket-IEC320/dp/B00ME5YAPK
Mean well LRS-350-24 power supply: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013ETVO12
Great project to learn SolidWorks on
Recently, I learned that SolidWorks has made their 3D parametric design software available for free to makers. As a de facto king of 3D parametric CAD world, I jumped at the opportunity to learn the software! Since Dessault has made the software free to me, I figured that all products of my "labor" would be freely available in native SolidWorks format for all to use. My only ask is that consider making your creations available free as SolidWorks files as well. Sorta like "pay it forward" system....