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Robo R1 Z axis stabilizer clip

by CaseyJohnson Dec 10, 2014
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Does this cut off any amount of z height?

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Awesome! Can't wait to set it up. Thank you!

In general the robo 3d gets unstable prints when you reach the top so the prints have many flaws. This helps stabilize it and made my prints better.

Nice, quick, simple, easy print that does the job. Cant say better than that. Thank you!!

I wonder if perhaps there might be a better way to achieve the stabilization we are going for other than adding electric tape... This stabilizer certainly prevents unwanted movement on the Y-axis, but as long as the clamp is able to rotate around the shaft of the smooth rod we can still end up with troublesome movement on the X-axis... I am assuming the electric tape is meant to prevent this rotation, thereby fully stabilizing any unwanted horizontal movement of the threaded rod. What if we added an extension off the side of this stabilizer to be adhered to the inner wall of the printer case and make rotation impossible? Maybe an arm coming off at a right angle with a flat surface to mount to the wall, similar to the one found on this model: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:126873

Robo3d Z axis top stabilizers

I designed a similar mount for the z rods. It didn't work better than these in my experience, but I'll upload it and you can try it out if you want.

this may sound like a crazy question but how to these stay on? they clip onto the smooth rods no problem at all, and are fairly snug, how ever when the bed is doing its 9 point leveling routine, the clips just spin off and bind.

not sure whats goin on

thanks i also was wondering about that before i printed

They clip onto the smooth rod nicely, but you might have to wrap a loop of electrical tape around the rod to give it more grip.

should i print one for each side?

Yes that is what I did.

Is there any way that I could make both ends open? I would like to place one on the bottom of the rods in order to prevent the carriage from going too low and having the wires wrap around (it has happened).