August 10, 2019 at 4:23 pm #109235
Hello again everyone,
I want to add rail supports to help with stiffness but they would interfere with my cable chains as they are directly underneath the rails. Has anyone seen on thingiverse a mount that places the cable chain just slightly to the side of the rails?
MichaelAugust 10, 2019 at 5:29 pm #109238
Use the tape measure trick and mount the wires above the rail. Low friction and doesn’t collect debris.August 12, 2019 at 4:02 am #109366
I will keep that in mind for the future. I don’t want to reroute everything just yet. Annoying activity that.
I get the feeling from some past replies that you are not a big fan of cable chains?August 12, 2019 at 4:38 am #109367
They can add too much tension to the Z assembly.
1 user thanked author for this post.August 13, 2019 at 12:01 pm #109533
I have a warning against them in the instructions. There are a handful of recent threads around here with peoples really poor tolerances all due to cable chains.August 13, 2019 at 12:33 pm #109535
I have mine mounted to the gantry, which from what I can gather should be ok? Should I remove it?
I was looking for a dust shoe that also mounted to the gantry but didn’t really find any that I liked. Decided to try and design my own but my zero previous experience with fusion is making it take longer than it needs to.
Attachments:August 14, 2019 at 2:17 pm #109655
That extender is basically the same as the Z axis (same height=same lever arm), it is better (not directly touching the Z axis) but still far from ideal.
Bottom line is, if the accuracy is good enough for you, no need to change anything.
1 user thanked author for this post.August 15, 2019 at 4:51 am #109725
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