Ball-Cup rod ends for Trick Laser CF Arms

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Ball-Cup rod ends for Trick Laser CF Arms

Postby bvandiepenbos » Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:27 am

Custom Ball-cup rod ends now available for order,
Retro-fit kit to convert your existing Trick Laser CF arms to ball-cup ends
http://www.tricklaser.com/Ball-Cup-Rod- ... -RETRO.htm
Complete 300mm carbon fiber tube arm sets with the new ball-cup rod ends.
http://www.tricklaser.com/Carbon-Fiber- ... -BC300.htm
These Ball-cup rod ends are designed by us, specifically for delta printers. We have the ends precision injection molded exclusively for us. They are made from super strong and stiff glass fiber reinforced PBT plastic.

Also aluminum platforms for ball joints
http://www.tricklaser.com/Aluminum-plat ... ALU-BJ.htm

And soon to be released Trick Truck X Mini Carriages for ball joints.
http://www.tricklaser.com/Trick-Truck-X ... -XMINI.htm



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Super stiff and lighter than stock plastic arms !

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Re: Ball-Cup rod ends for Trick Laser CF Arms

Postby U.S. Water Rockets » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:45 pm

Brian,

Those look great! I have one question...

I had a set of your Carbon Fiber Traxxas ball cup arms and I switched out to try the SeeMeCNC arms with the white barbell ball cup arms. I remember I had to change the radius in the firmware for the SeeMeCNC arms. If I put your CF arms with the Traxxas ball joints back on with the new ball cup end upgrade, what effect will it have on the radius? Will I have to change the EEPROM value?

Thanks!

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Re: Ball-Cup rod ends for Trick Laser CF Arms

Postby mhackney » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:03 pm

Brian, the new X Mini Carriages look awesome. The design and machining is excellent, I'm looking forward to installing them, the new ball cup arms and the other goodies and giving them a test!

One question/comment - there are no good carriage options for 1515 or 2020 and this design looks like it could easily be adapted, especially for 1515 extrusions. I've got several Kossel 250s and Mini Kossels that would love such a carriage! These would be awesome with the new ball cup arms and effector.

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Re: Ball-Cup rod ends for Trick Laser CF Arms

Postby Renha » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:20 pm

Just got Retro-fit kit, and found out that I'm unable to unscrew anything from CF arms, hand slips and nothing moves. Tried to gently twist back and forth to loosen, no luck :( Any advices?
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Postby Renha » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:34 pm

hmmm, other CF arms I have (shorter ones, about 271mm) has been unscrewed succesfully... but I need another ones to be upgraded (~326mm)
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Re: Ball-Cup rod ends for Trick Laser CF Arms

Postby bvandiepenbos » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:26 pm

Renha wrote:hmmm, other CF arms I have (shorter ones, about 271mm) has been unscrewed succesfully... but I need another ones to be upgraded (~326mm)


The aluminum insert in Cf tube has a 8-32 threaded set screw in it, the set screw has thread lock compound on them so they may turn hard, but should be possible to unscrew them. The threads are standard right hand, so turn counter clockwise to remove.
The Traxxas rod ends sometimes unscrew from set screw first, in that case you need to grab onto setscrew with locking pliers to remove.

i do not advise using pliers on CF tube, it crushes very easily.
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Re: Ball-Cup rod ends for Trick Laser CF Arms

Postby Renha » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:48 pm

thank you, I'll try more times...
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Re: Ball-Cup rod ends for Trick Laser CF Arms

Postby Mac The Knife » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:08 pm

If you squeeze the threaded end of the ballcups a couple times with a pair of pliers, it will loosen them up.
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