TOM ABP Side Replacement

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TOM ABP Side Replacement by skywurz Dec 11, 2012
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TOM (Thing-O-Matic) ABP (Automated Build Platform) Replacement Side


As most of us my ABP side cracked. I could not find a replacement side i was willing to print and use, so i made an exact replacement that was printable. I have included files one is the original that is in the pics of both parts printed at once. I ran into quality issues with this and have split the files up for better quality. i have test printed the individual parts and it took care of the quality issues i had. I am using a heated build platform at 110C and have not seen issues with the ABS side.(Please ignore the tie-wraps holding my belt this is a temp fix due to the print quality issue i had) I hope to tweak this some more so there is less prep-work. I hope to add more pics of better results.


  1. print the two parts (I.E. abp side 1 R.STL & abp side 2 R.STL or abp side 1 L.STL & abp side 2 L.STL)

2 . Glue together (I melted mine together with acetone)

  1. File the slots so they will fit (It did not take me to long to file the slots so they would fit there is allot of material that has to be removed. I used the original side to make sure my slots where lined up right or it will mess with the levelness of your platform)


  1. Check Clearances!!!!

Good luck

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Mine cracked too - luckily I had a friend with a laser cutter and he cut me a new one from the Makerbot DXF files.  Have you found any way to resolve the curling of the belt yet?

I have not been printing for to long so i have not had an issue with the belt curling yet. i also found that with the aluminum plate over the heated bed the stock belts are super snug (one of the reasons my side cracked) i also run blue tape on top of my belt for extra stick of parts. I find the belt still rolls great with the blue tape on it. I mostly work with my printer remotely (i kick off jobs from work or right before/in bed) so i am trying really hard to up the reliability of my TOM and ABP.