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Prusa i3 y carriage

by misan Jun 15, 2013
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hi questin! is this for the old heatbed or can be used for mk52 heatbed from prusa as well?

That was a really ancient version. I have not tested it with MK52.

got it buddy - managed to find the mk52 one instead. thanks!!

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if I use ABS to print this and use it will the screw going to melt it ?
OR should I use it just for measurment for developing wood/ Aluminum version .

The original one was made out of 6mm aluminum. ABS won't melt but it may flex too much, but you may try,

Thank you very much, i waste a time looking for this design.

What is the thickness of the carriage? I'm thnking of cutting one in metal, but need to know what thickness of steel or aluminum to purchase.

I've cut base plates from 3mm aluminum and found it to be quite solid. Keep in mind that extra weight is a load on the bearings. Luckily this design has maximum cutouts for weight reduction.

Thank you for posting this, Misan!

Hi, i have in mind to mod the Hephestos carriage bed, to have only 3 screws instead of 4, but i cannot find the proper cad file, the only difference that i can see it's the slot in the center of the plate, here there are only the two holes.
There are any major difference between the two?
I think i can keep the two up corners, delete one of the front and move the other in the center, so i can have three leveling screw.
I've found this http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41YpZdttKhL.jpg but i don't know if it's usable on the Hephestos, in case i can create the cad file and laser cut it.

I am not sure about the measurements but I would bet they are the same. I did not create this one but just extruded the existing DXF from Josef's github, so I do not have the CAD file to share with you. As you say, you can turn the part into a sort of triangle to reduce part's weight.

You're welcome.