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Dial Indicator Mount for Monoprice Select Mini

by ethanca Jun 13, 2016
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Does anyone have a mount that will fit the v2

FYI this is for the Old V1 extruder . It doesn't fit the V2 head

how does this fit ?

seems to small.

i took off the fan but the clips and bars are too small to go over extruder head

Thank you! i knew my bed (4DM extended bed for monoprice select mini) was bowed bc it would always detach parts there, and it was 0.02 inches bow, now with a fat shim, i have the bed 0.001 inch. Also Harber fright buyers, it works on the Pittsburgh 1' Travel Machinist Dial Indicator and was about 20$. That 20$ will be saved in filament in the long run.

It fits my dial, but my hotend can't even come close to touching down on the bed. I see how I can check if the bed is level, but that doesn't help for dialing in that 100 micron gap. I also had some issues with flexing in the tabs. I fixed both of these issues with some adjustments. Maybe I don't know how to use this thing how it's supposed to be used, but with the adjustments it does a hell of a fine job.

This works nicely!

Have you considered making one that just fits over the rail? Instead of having to remove the fan shroud. Realizing, of course, that won't give you 'as close' a measurement. But for quick spot-checks it'd be handy. I worry that R&R of the fan shroud will lead to problems with everything that connects there.

I did have to trim it a bit but that was due more to the way the brim was printed. That and there was a bit of stray PLA fuzz/strands underneath the tabs. I wasn't watching it print so I don't know when they happened. It was a simple matter, thanks to the design, to be able to reach in from the sides with a long X-Acto knife to trim them.

Really new and I would like to use this, know any good tutorials on how to go about using this thing? I would assume put it on and go to highest point and make sure everything is even. How does that work with home setting?

I printed this and the tabs were visibly too wide for my heat block. Either my revision of the MP Select Mini has smaller tabs, or some setting caused it. The back plate fit my dial perfectly, so I don't think it was a zoom issue.I'm new to 3d printing, so am not sure if #lines in the shell could cause this.

Never mind... I had a clog so took apart the hot end. The tabs DO fit. I just had some print defects in the corners that caused the block to be offset.

It would be great if you could make one of these to fit the E3D V6 hotend, since that's a common mod for the MP Select Mini. Cheers!

Unlikely, as I don't have an E3D V6. You're more than welcome to give it a shot, though!