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Posted (edited) · gt2 upgrades

Thanks Netko. Sorry I always get confused with the jungle of parts but sorted it.

will order from robotdigg

4x  606mm closed-loop gt2 belt

10x GT2 Pulley 20 Teeth 8mm Bore

2x  202mm 2GT-6 endless belt

2x  UM 20 tooth 2GT pulley 5mm

As the thread said.

But atm my printer dont do perfect circles etc so it may be wrong when I need

new x - y blocks.  only have pla what do u recomend?

 

And if you mean umo/umo+ belt upgrade (something you haven't clear) then it's 6mm wide, the length it's in the posted link (tooth = length)

 

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    Posted · gt2 upgrades

    PLA works nice for the side blocks. Read all the posts from that first link. They explain all of it, that's how I learned to do the mod, and works quite nicely.

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    Btw that bad circles might mean that you need a belt tensioner. Check the belts, they don't need to be tight, but just not loose. The guy that designed the side blocks has also a small tensioner addon for mxl belts that worked nice for me until I changed all to gt2.

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    Posted (edited) · gt2 upgrades

    hm weird after a few prints today I managed to get some better circles. Dunno what happened to the machine.

    Started to experiment in sketchup with rings to fit A 10mm drill axle. First tried 10mm didnt work. Then 11 abit vobbly.  10.5 too small . And finally I thought 10.75 yes its A perfect fit.

    Also first time attempt for me to make something bolt on. And it sits tight. :)

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    anyway this is my default tension

    pushes them untill it says stop. Do I need tighten ?

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    very small difference compare to left.

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    Btw that bad circles might mean that you need a belt tensioner. Check the belts, they don't need to be tight, but just not loose. The guy that designed the side blocks has also a small tensioner addon for mxl belts that worked nice for me until I changed all to gt2.

     

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    Posted (edited) · gt2 upgrades

    anyway I felt enthusiastic to upgrades , You know any high quality replacement shafts also? and bearings

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    Posted · gt2 upgrades

    The best shafts you could get are from Misumi, I bough enough for my 3 machines, they move like silk and they are perfectly straight. Ofc, unless you have a banana shaft, isn't necessary.

    https://ultimaker.com/en/community/5103-ultimaker-black-edition?page=18#reply-115379

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    Posted · gt2 upgrades

    There's a point where too much tension also give problems. I think on ultimaker wiki there was an old article about how should the belts 'sound' to check the correct tension.

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    Posted (edited) · gt2 upgrades

    nice but tons of informations getting headache. Can u link the items you bought?

     

    The best shafts you could get are from Misumi, I bough enough for my 3 machines, they move like silk and they are perfectly straight. Ofc, unless you have a banana shaft, isn't necessary.

    https://ultimaker.com/en/community/5103-ultimaker-black-edition?page=18#reply-115379

     

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    It can't be linked. You need to search (on the link post you have the part name). Also misumi only sells to companies.

    This are the ones I got:

    https://ultimaker.com/en/community/17068-making-your-own-ultimaker-what-not-to-buy-on-china-stores-personal-experience#reply-125649

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    okey then how did u get them ?

     

    It can't be linked. You need to search (on the link post you have the part name). Also misumi only sells to companies.

    This are the ones I got:

    https://ultimaker.com/en/community/17068-making-your-own-ultimaker-what-not-to-buy-on-china-stores-personal-experience#reply-125649

     

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    Posted · gt2 upgrades

    I have a company, made an account, order, payed, installed it :D

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    Posted (edited) · gt2 upgrades

    what shall I do lol I have no Company.

    weird saying no to money by freezing out 99% of the people :p

     

    I have a company, made an account, order, payed, installed it :D

     

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    Posted · gt2 upgrades

    Sorry, Misumi works that way. A good other option should be IGUS, afaik they sell to everyone and their product should more than just ok.

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    Posted (edited) · gt2 upgrades

    Oh lol, I did bough some to IGUS... Well I have a shaft overstock, hopefully someday I'll make a fourth umo...

    This are the part numbers for Igus linear shafts that I got.

    SWMH-08 2,00 15,34 CF53-Welle, 8mm, h7, gehärtet,

    L=337 mm

    SWMH-08 2,00 15,34 CF53-Welle, 8mm, h7, gehärtet,

    L=348 mm

    SWMH-06 2,00

    15,34 steel shaft, 8mm h7 hard- L=267 mm

    Their prices are around 5€ for each one, so it's almost a 40% cheaper than misumi. I have them in a box stored, the only ones I tested are the 6mm hotend x/y thin shafts, they work quite nice and they where perfectly straight, the other shafts I don't know since I didn't even open the box.

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    hehe thank you for alternatives but cant downgrade my expectations now :p

     

    Oh lol, I did bgh some to IGUS... Well I have a shaft overstock, hopefully someday I'll make a fourth umo...

    This are the part numbers for Igus linear shafts that I got.

    SWMH-08 2,00 15,34 CF53-Welle, 8mm, h7, gehärtet,

    L=337 mm

    SWMH-08 2,00 15,34 CF53-Welle, 8mm, h7, gehärtet,

    L=348 mm

    SWMH-06 2,00

    15,34 steel shaft, 8mm h7 hard- L=267 mm

    Their prices are around 5€ for each one, so it's almost a 40% cheaper than misumi. I have them in a box stored, the only ones I tested are the 6mm hotend x/y thin shafts, they work quite nice and they where perfectly straight, the other shafts I don't know since I didn't even open the box.

     

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    Posted (edited) · gt2 upgrades

    Do u know what causing a cube to get slightly wider at higher layers?

    a 10x10x10 mm cube

    measured 3 spots, bottom middle top

    x 10.02  10.05  10.16

    y 10.00  10.10   10.18

     

    Oh lol, I did bough some to IGUS... Well I have a shaft overstock, hopefully someday I'll make a fourth umo...

    This are the part numbers for Igus linear shafts that I got.

    SWMH-08 2,00 15,34 CF53-Welle, 8mm, h7, gehärtet,

    L=337 mm

    SWMH-08 2,00 15,34 CF53-Welle, 8mm, h7, gehärtet,

    L=348 mm

    SWMH-06 2,00

    15,34 steel shaft, 8mm h7 hard- L=267 mm

    Their prices are around 5€ for each one, so it's almost a 40% cheaper than misumi. I have them in a box stored, the only ones I tested are the 6mm hotend x/y thin shafts, they work quite nice and they where perfectly straight, the other shafts I don't know since I didn't even open the box.

     

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    Posted (edited) · gt2 upgrades

    okey !

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    Posted (edited) · gt2 upgrades

    I made a small conversion for the wooden blocks to allow gt2 belts.

    The mxl ones didnt move anywhere so gt2 will definitely be held in place.

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    You might want to add 'teeth' to that printed part.

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