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HCEvo Chimera Mount with 12mm Inductive Sensor

by tildesign Nov 22, 2017
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I've tested this. The z probe hits my hypercube frame at the front right zbar holder.

Is this in a usable state currently? Happy to help test it for you if needed.

I don't think so (I haven't even printed it once yet) but it's close... the Chimera mount bit is fine (as it's a remix, and the original one fits my Chimera just fine) - just the inductive sensor bit is a work in progress.

I'll actually be needing this part done and ready to use in the next week or so, so expect a new and tested revision soon :-)

Ive just printed this off - will let you know how it fits tomorrow!

Thanks.. I was looking for my Chimera yesterday to finish off the design, but it looks like I've lost it in my workshop somewhere... Oops.. It'll definitely be there somewhere though :)

I think my main concern with the current stl is that the mount is still a little too high.

I haven't got a chimera to test with just yet (it was meant to arrive today) but i can tell you that the probe hole is a fraction too small - I'd consider adding 0.5 to 1 mm to the diameter. Do you have CAD files for this - like an IGES or something?

Did you sort out the sesor problem you had ?

Im looking for something like this for my HEVO but cant find one that looks ok and with the sesor mount allso

Yep, I know how I'll be fixing it, but haven't had a chance to redesign/print/test just yet with Christmas and kids etc. taking up a lot of time :-)

I plan on making a variant so that it's low enough for normal nozzles, as well as an extra low mount for a dual Volcano setup.

BTW the file currently uploaded "should" be okay (I think), except that there is likely not enough clearance on the top part of the sensor mount for the upper nut that holds the sensor in place.

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Nice, much appreciated! Parts are slowly arriving for my hevo from far away. So now I need to order a chimera

Hmm.. I'm sure I wrote a comment last night but it's not here. Oh well.. quick summary before it floats out of my head:

1/ don't print this yet until I can verify it (a) fits things and (b) doesn't hit anything once fitted on an HCEvo

2/ I have a Chimera clone. If you go the clone route be careful, as the is a direct Chimera clone (usually coloured silver), and an "improved" Chimera (usually coloured red, blue or gold). The "improved" ones have a shorter distance between nozzles, but aren't compatible with E3D Chimera mounting pattern.

I got my clone from "3dprinterhut" on eBay (who seems to sell all the variants) and it looks ok, and the heatbreaks are all-metal.

I will go the clone route and take your advice. The improved version wasn't my favorite one and the E3d version was on top of my list. I shall wait on your results before I print the mount.

I've just realised that as it is, the sensor will be way too high. I need to put the mount quite a bit lower so that it can be positioned within 2-4mm or so from the nozzle height.

Re the clones, they save a lot of money but they take some care and preparation to clean up before they're properly workable. Not more than half an hour and a careful eye, but they aren't going to be 100% right out of the box like a genuine E3D.