Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
Sign in to follow this  
tjacks98

Problems with adjusting the extruders squareness(rev. 4)

Recommended Posts

I had to read your post 3 times. Are you talking about steps 9 and 10 in this section?

http://wiki.ultimaker.com/Ultimaker_rev.4_assembly:_Extrusion_head#Parts_needed_in_this_section_4

If so, Move the head to the extremens in X and later Y axes (either order). Watch the belt where it goes through the block and as the block approaches the pulleys you don't want the belt crooked - the pulley should be lined up so the belt is straight. Check in each corner. Slide the pulley back and forth until it seems happiest (centered). The least strain.

You can also try to visually look from above at a rod and belt at the same time. If you move your head so you can just barely see the edges of the belt and the rod at the same time you can tell if they are aligned.

Also if your belts aren't aligned you may hear a ticking sound later.

Anyway just do a good job and it's easy to come back to this step on some future date after you have been printing.

More important is to tighten the hell out of those 8 set screws as they tend to slip when printing.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had to read your post 3 times. Are you talking about steps 9 and 10 in this section?

http://wiki.ultimaker.com/Ultimaker_rev.4_assembly:_Extrusion_head#Parts_needed_in_this_section_4

If so, Move the head to the extremens in X and later Y axes (either order). Watch the belt where it goes through the block and as the block approaches the pulleys you don't want the belt crooked - the pulley should be lined up so the belt is straight. Check in each corner. Slide the pulley back and forth until it seems happiest (centered). The least strain.

You can also try to visually look from above at a rod and belt at the same time. If you move your head so you can just barely see the edges of the belt and the rod at the same time you can tell if they are aligned.

Also if your belts aren't aligned you may hear a ticking sound later.

Anyway just do a good job and it's easy to come back to this step on some future date after you have been printing.

More important is to tighten the hell out of those 8 set screws as they tend to slip when printing.

 

Thank you for the help, I will figure it out I think.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

Terms of Use Privacy Policy