8mm Rod Bearings
DocTrucker last edited by DocTrucker
Anyone had examples of the ball race type of smooth rod bearing introducing an oscillation into the print? Just occured to me the y axis of the P3Steel is far more constrained than the x and the bearings less free to settle to an ideal position. I've avoided the polymer ones on this machine as I had seen a few so-so reviews of them.
Kolbi last edited by Kolbi
introducing an oscillation into the print
(Of course with proper alignment and lubrication) I haven't had any artifacts from this, but with new bearings I have been able to detect 'rough' spots which I believe originate from the ball race; where the bearings were not fully smooth. This was detected where the carriage movement was smooth the whole travel but for certain portions it was louder with a faint 'rough feel'.
I made a simple 'exercise/break-in' macro that would move the axis from one end to the other by cycling15mm forward, then 10mm back, the entire length. I did this for X & Y for about an hour, then cleaned the rob, applied lubricant, and then repeated about 4 times. Then I copied and pasted the macro several times over to increase run time to about 8 hours. After that, all was smooth as silk and very quiet.
A Former User last edited by A Former User
I swapped over to a spare pair of linear rails I had laying around because this issue. it seems to have cured the issue, but i did also up size the bed and other axis's to 300x300x300 I changed the standard bed support which in my opinion was shockingly flimsy to say the least.