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Posted · Slider Block Failure fixed!

I print with an enclosure and with pc so it gets a hot build chamber which has promoted my slider block to fatigue, letting loose my X and Y rods.  
 

After a second set of failed slider blocks I figured an effective, very easy solution.

 

 From the internal boss that holds the spring, I drilled out the internal hole with a 1/16” drill. Then used a very small sheet metal type screw.  The head is the mount for a small O ring to suspend the x/y rod!  
 

Ensure the screw head does not protrude out too far which could cause interference with machine operation.

 

i hope this helps someone!

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Posted · Slider Block Failure fixed!
On 10/31/2019 at 7:53 AM, dspy8083 said:

I print with an enclosure and with pc so it gets a hot build chamber which has promoted my slider block to fatigue, letting loose my X and Y rods.  
 

After a second set of failed slider blocks I figured an effective, very easy solution.

 

 From the internal boss that holds the spring, I drilled out the internal hole with a 1/16” drill. Then used a very small sheet metal type screw.  The head is the mount for a small O ring to suspend the x/y rod!  
 

Ensure the screw head does not protrude out too far which could cause interference with machine operation.

 

i hope this helps someone!

945EEEE0-8533-4E15-B1BA-76976638552D.jpeg

6A5B1BEF-BC97-47F2-90B2-0BDF12E8FF56.jpeg

F4AFF276-F893-4273-BE3A-A3067B191765.jpeg

A73F2E7A-C546-41FB-A2E9-075DBB3AC88E.jpeg

94D33CC7-B08F-4D55-ABFE-5F9521E51515.jpeg

B967B4AB-E376-447E-86B7-AEE13DD2913D.jpeg

Notice the screw has adequate clearance during print head's full range of motion.

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