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Z-Axis Cable Chain End

by benawhite Apr 21, 2019
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Really smart design, was looking for something plug'n'play and this fits the bill perfectly.

This is a real nice, at first I thought I would have to glue this in place but when I used the largest shim the unit clips straight into place, solid as a rock.

I used it in conjunction with this link which separates the ribbon from the Z-Axis cables, https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3326818 Through trial and error I am in the process of compiling a clean drag chain setup which you can find in this collection .. https://www.thingiverse.com/recom273/collections/my-ender-3

Thanks

Ender 3 Cable Chain Link for Short X & E Ribbon Cable

Can you post the CAD file? I was designing up something similar to this. I was going to put a snap in feature on the pegs so they cannot come out of the holes. I see now that you used a wedge to hold it in. I was going to do more like those drywall expansion anchors and put a screw in a hole to expand it.

How many links do you need to be able to connect this??

I have 21 links connecting this to my z-axis cable chain stepper mount

What a great design. So simple and elegant and yet gets the job done perfectly. I'll posty make when I get home from work tonight. I got it installed but had to leave for work so didn't get a chance to post it. Thanks for the design!

thanks, glad you like :)