The OVAL

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wardelder
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The OVAL

Postby wardelder » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:10 am

Well... I pride myself in being a good "builder". Three 3D printers, a 2'x4' 100watt Lasersaur and a 2'x4' 8tool milling machine... Okay, I am ready, I get a Rostock Max V3 kit. Assemble like pro. Print a small part. But wait!!! it is not round... it is OVAL!!! I tighten motors, check squareness, re-tighten motors... still getting OVALS! Okay, I give up, I go to bed...

Next day I try again. This time with new eyes I find the problem... I had the Y belt installed wrong on the lower injection molded support. It was around one of the plastic posts instead of behind the post. This is a plastic post that runs horizontally in the lower injection support. One post has an idler bearing and the other does not. I know my explanation sucks and I don't have pictures but make sure your belts are installed correctly or this fantastic printer will print fantastic ovals every time.

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crocky
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Re: The OVAL

Postby crocky » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:21 am

Top story... I liked the end as well...

Happy Printing :)
Bob
Rostock Max V2, Ball Cup Arms, New Carriages, HE280, Dampers, PSU Breathing, Simplify 3D, GeckoTek3D, Raspberry Pi3. Duet soon... Kossel Mini still under construction.
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DeltaCon
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Re: The OVAL

Postby DeltaCon » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:31 am

It's one thing if your circles become ovals, but another thing if your squares become circles... ;-)
I am DeltaCon, I have a delta, my name is Con, I am definitely PRO delta! ;-)
Rostock V2 / E3D V6 / Raymond Style Heatchamber on the way!

PS.: Sorry for the avatar, that's my other hobby!


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