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Posted · US Source for M3 studding - long bolts

One of the long M3 studding bolts in my kit came with a stripped thread. This is one of the four long thumb screws that are used to clamp the top and bottom plates of the extruder box together.

Does anyone know of a US source for a replacement part? Would a simple M3 threaded rod with nuts on both ends work as a replacement? I'd hate to have to wait a week to have a single bolt shipped from the EU.

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    Posted · US Source for M3 studding - long bolts

    Threaded rod will work. Would be a bit harder to install, but it will work. Initial Rev1 machines had threaded rods.

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    Posted · US Source for M3 studding - long bolts

    However getting M3 threaded rod can be difficult in the US, I guess... It's just smaller than 1/8th of an inch, so that won't fit. If you cant get metric get the largest size smaller than 1/8th.

    If all else fails, just run with the three of those screws. You will need the three that are closest to the extruder. Hmm. The fan might dangle a bit.. Hold it up with the screw you have hold the other side in place with the one that's broken. Or just anything that's straight and fits.

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    Posted · US Source for M3 studding - long bolts
    One of the long M3 studding bolts in my kit came with a stripped thread. This is one of the four long thumb screws that are used to clamp the top and bottom plates of the extruder box together.

    Does anyone know of a US source for a replacement part? Would a simple M3 threaded rod with nuts on both ends work as a replacement? I'd hate to have to wait a week to have a single bolt shipped from the EU.

    McMaster sells M3 threaded rods, 1 meter for very little money: http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-threaded-rods/=i36adp

    and amazon has the same: http://www.amazon.com/AMI-METRICS-INC-Threaded-Rod-Metric/dp/B000NE4P3Q

    I have a V1 UM that uses threaded rods for the head, and a 10mm M3 stand-off with a counter nut as "head". you could as well just print your own handle/knob for it. (A M3 pap&die are always handy to have around, or get a metric set, since M6 and M7 come in handy for the hot end)

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    Posted · US Source for M3 studding - long bolts

    I think you can use a normal bolt that just about fits in a few occasions. I finished assemblying mine today and there are many places where the proper bolt head does not matter.

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    Posted · US Source for M3 studding - long bolts

    I contacted support and they shipped me a new bolt via DHL. It arrived yesterday. Great support!

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