Completed My 3D Printed PLA SO3 Drag Chain Brackets

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doxie
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Re: Completed My 3D Printed PLA SO3 Drag Chain Brackets

Post by doxie » Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:24 pm

Fusion 360 is so much easier to learn than FreeCAD. I modified the forms, printed, and now I have spiffy drag chains on my lil robot! Thanks for your help, everyone.

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Re: Completed My 3D Printed PLA SO3 Drag Chain Brackets

Post by Soynuts » Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:11 am

I merged the 002 bracket STL file with twforeman's x-limit STL file. This file was created for installing on the left side of the gantry. If you need it installed on the right side, simply mirror it before printing.

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Re: Completed My 3D Printed PLA SO3 Drag Chain Brackets

Post by AlainTernet » Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:32 am

Hello,
What size of drag chain do you use for the Shapeoko 3 ?
(I dont have my Shapeoko now, so, I am not able to measure it)
Many sizes available, what size fit better ?
10mm x 10mm
10mm x 15mm
10mm x 20mm
15mm x 15mm
15mm x 30mm
15mm x 40mm
18mm x 25mm

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Re: Completed My 3D Printed PLA SO3 Drag Chain Brackets

Post by madhatter » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:45 am

AlainTernet wrote:Hello,
What size of drag chain do you use for the Shapeoko 3 ?
(I dont have my Shapeoko now, so, I am not able to measure it)
Many sizes available, what size fit better ?
10mm x 10mm
10mm x 15mm
10mm x 20mm
15mm x 15mm
15mm x 30mm
15mm x 40mm
18mm x 25mm

I designed the brackets around the 15 x 30 mm semi-open drag chain from Inventables, part #30331-01. I have:

the router power cord
wire for the optical pickup for the SuperPID
stepper motor wires
grounding wire

And the drag cgain is pretty full.
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Re: Completed My 3D Printed PLA SO3 Drag Chain Brackets

Post by Shook » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:55 pm

How do I get drag chains like this set up? Currently, my wiring looks like a rat's nest and I have to monitor the machine to keep the router power cable from interfering with the limit switches.
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Re: Completed My 3D Printed PLA SO3 Drag Chain Brackets

Post by twforeman » Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:41 pm

You can buy drag chain on eBay or straight from the source at http://www.igus.com/energychains

I just bought some to use on my S3. Pictures will be coming later.
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Re: Completed My 3D Printed PLA SO3 Drag Chain Brackets

Post by Shook » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:03 pm

If these mounts were specifically designed around the Inventables drag chain, is the easiest approach to just purchase two 15x30 chains and two End sets and send the STL files to makexyz.com for printing?

Does anyone know if there's any interference between these mounts and the additive aerospace limit switches?
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Re: Completed My 3D Printed PLA SO3 Drag Chain Brackets

Post by AlainTernet » Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:59 pm

madhatter wrote: I designed the brackets around the 15 x 30 mm semi-open drag chain from Inventables, part #30331-01. I have:

the router power cord
wire for the optical pickup for the SuperPID
stepper motor wires
grounding wire

And the drag cgain is pretty full.

Thanks for your answer!
I Will try with a 15x30 !

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Re: Completed My 3D Printed PLA SO3 Drag Chain Brackets

Post by Fablicator » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:25 pm

Shook wrote:If these mounts were specifically designed around the Inventables drag chain, is the easiest approach to just purchase two 15x30 chains and two End sets and send the STL files to makexyz.com for printing?

Does anyone know if there's any interference between these mounts and the additive aerospace limit switches?
From what I saw before, there is interference on the X - limit switch. If you only use the switches for homing, you can leave this switch disconnected at the loss of over travel protection.

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Re: Completed My 3D Printed PLA SO3 Drag Chain Brackets

Post by supportna » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:43 pm

That's pretty good bud! Thanks for sharing. May I ask how many years of experience do you have in 3D Printing?

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