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UP! extruder modification 1, mounting

by DrewPetitclerc Jan 29, 2012
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I was having a look on eBay and these have already been stolen and are being sold on eBay and even have photos of your printer with instructions lol thought you should know it's a great design though

Thank you, it is a lost cause to think anyone would be honest about this sort of thing but at least I can get comfort in the knowledge that the seller will not make much from this as Tiertime adopted my design as an improvement long ago and the model is near end of life.

What do you mean by they adopted it ? Is it now part of all of there machines? And are they stopping the up plus 2

Please take a picture of the installed part (with the 5mm thick extension) on the machine with the cover on. My machine opening is only 5.7mm that means only .3mm per top and bottom side to clear and thats too close for comfort and the picture that has th blue cover dont look like the part here

I sent your stl to shapeways along with $35 to include shipping. 3 weeks later, I've installed my new head mount. Seems to work great. For sure more steady than sheet metal version. I had to also modify my UP! case. I widened the y-axis slot to allow for the larger mounting arm. I had a run-away dremil at one point and uglied my finish. Doh!

Sincere thanks for the enhancement!

I was so excited when I saw the parts you designed. I am eager to give them a try and see how they affect print quality.

When I first saw the UP! extruder mount I thought it looked really weak but then I started thinking it might have been a design decision to minimize the chance of damage to the linear rails if a user crashed the extruder into the platform.

Where did you have your parts milled? They look nice.

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The parts where made at my work by our tool maker, since my company bought 2 printers also I get to experiment with mine at home and any improvements I come up with get copied to the work machines, so I have a bit of an advantage, if you shop around you should be able to find a shop that can make
these for you.
I think it is well worth the cost considering the benifits.