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mcmarkus

Ultimaker 2 buildplate cables guide

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Hi,

on my brand new Ultimaker 2 I've found an annoying issue. The build plate cables are regularly trapped below it, when the plate goes down.

Trapped cables

This means that finally the plate is bent by the cables, and after many and many times, the cables could be damaged.

So, I've made a cable guide that can be locked using existing screws, and protect the cables.

Cables guide, lower build plate

Cables guide, upper build plate

 

Here is the YouMagine link:

https://www.youmagine.com/designs/ultimaker-2-cable-protection-guide

Enjoy,

Marco.

 

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The cable is supposed to be routed so that as it comes off the back of the bed it comes up and then curls under itself to run parallel to the base of the printer as it exits under the motor cover. If its given a quarter twist before the cover is placed over it, then the natural curvature will tend to twist the cables against the side wall of the printer, rather than under the bed, so they stay out of the way.

 

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D'oh!

-gr5-

This is amazing! My project seems to be ridiculous compared to this chain... :sad:

I've just designed it and placed on Youmagine, no prior search... anyway, thanks for the link.

-illuminarti-

you're right, but my cables are twisted in the wrong direction, and regularly go under the bed. Well, I can disconnect them, untwist and reattach, but I don't know that type of connection and I don't want to get another issue...

Thank you,

Marco.

 

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