I wanted a good cable chain setup for my Hypercube Evolution, but I couldn't find anything I liked. I didn't want a chain that just flops around in the wind. I wanted it more constrained to give a better look. So I designed my own.
It was brought up to my attention that there are a couple flaws in my first design.
1) The fan will hit the chain on the right side
2) the right optical endstop can not be triggered because of problem #1
3) the chain can hit the belts in the back on some cases.
Because of these problems I have decided to design a new version. It will be a few weeks before I am done and happy with version 2. I'm still working on Version 2, I just cant come up with a design I'm happy with and that takes care of the issues of Version 1
Some people were asking for a video of the chain in motion. You ask, and you shall receive.... https://youtu.be/J3iaaZ_WJgY
This setup will work with Scott_3D's standard setup with very little work.
Access to the bolt on the carriage for tool changing is still accessible with a little work and planing.
I took the measurements from ModelStation's chains, redrew them, and did some changes in the opening for the wires. It should prevent the wires from being snagged while in use. Everywhere the wire can touch is now rounded.
(2) M5 x 10mm bolts
(2) M5 hammer nuts for 3030 extrusion
(2) M3 x 4mm grub screws
The "HEVO_CableChain_X-Mount" is placed on the back of the X carriage. Remove the middle screws from both belt clamps, and slide the X-Mount into the holes. Then reinstall the screws(might need longer screws). Make sure the screws are flush, or the chain could bind.
The "HEVO_CableChain_XY-Mount" clamps onto the upper X-axis linear rail. Slide the upper rail to the left, and slide the XY-Mount over the rail. Replace the rail, and tighten the grub screws.
The "HEVO_CableChain_FrameMount" attaches to the top of the top frame rail. Use the M5 bolts and the hammer nuts to attach it to the frame. There are slots in the mount to allow the chain to be straight.
11-5-2018; Added STEP files for all the parts so others can make changes. If changes are made, all I ask is to link it as a remix back to me.
8-7-2018; Thanks to THIERUS for adding a 10mm rod version. Awesome Job!
3-13-2018; Added 1mm extensions to grub screw holes, and reduced hole size for upper bearing rod by 0.1mm on XY Carriage.
3-13-2018; changed orientation of links to better fit multiple copies.