from leadscrew to belts



  • Well i had a Heavy Z pattern cause by a bending leadscrew , some people suggested that i try some belt since i have a long Z axis , so i ended creating a pulley box for a few ratio giving a total of 480 e step , still need to do some tweaking will probably had some kind of counter weight to help the stepper motor and reduce acceleration when it goes down when power go off , need to print a few pieces but my cheap mosfest melted a connector for the heat bed , ordered another one for backup and got a SSR 40A as well , so probably gonna switch to that , ordered myself a non metallic electrical box as well so i can move the duet in there and other component and have a cleaner cable management ,

    here a picture of the test print belt setup is on the left vs leadscrew on the right , way smoother compared to before .I believe once i got it back running the next few print are going to be amazing , it been a money pit so far but it been challenging !

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  • @Dad003 said in from leadscrew to belts:

    ..................ordered myself a non metallic electrical box as well so i can move the duet in there and other component and have a cleaner cable management ................,

    What! You have a 3D printer but bought a non-metallic box? 🙂



  • @deckingman LOL...took me a minute for your comment to sink in.



  • @deckingman lol , i get the joke , the box is bigger than the printing area this time ,



  • @Dad003 said in from leadscrew to belts:

    @deckingman lol , i get the joke , the box is bigger than the printing area this time ,

    In that case, I forgive you 🙂

    ............ No wait............. I still blame you ........... you should have built a bigger printer 🙂


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