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Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....

Posted by Davek0974 
Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
July 21, 2014 06:13AM
Hi all,

is there anyone wanting an Aluminium X-Arm kit for their Ormerod??

I'm taking pre-orders for the next batch but need to reach 10 before I can start, I currently have 3 orders.

These arms have been very well received here by those who have fitted them, they make the X-axis much more stable.

Cost is still £40 plus postage

If anyone is interested then please let me know.

Thanks

Dave



ps, the Aluminium bed support plates are now on continuous supply so no shortage there or pre-ordering etc.


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CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates - no more sagging heat bed. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods - no more bendy acrylic. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
July 21, 2014 12:49PM
i am interested smiling smiley set me on the list!
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
July 21, 2014 01:17PM
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i am interested smiling smiley set me on the list!

PM sent smiling smiley


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Also supplier of...
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates - no more sagging heat bed. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods - no more bendy acrylic. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
July 21, 2014 01:40PM
I recommend this kit too - especially for anyone who wants to go multi-extruder.


Delta printer calibration calculator, mini IR Z probe, and colour touch screen control panel: [escher3d.com]

Large delta printer, and other 3D printer blog postings: [miscsolutions.wordpress.com]

Full disclosure: I have a financial interest in sales of the Panel Due, Mini IR height sensor, and Duet WiFi/Duet Ethernet.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
July 26, 2014 01:06PM
Just a gentle bump smiling smiley


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Also supplier of...
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates - no more sagging heat bed. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods - no more bendy acrylic. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
July 28, 2014 01:06PM
To all that have pre-ordered, thanks for your patience, one more order and we will be on the way at last.

Shouldn't be long now.

Dave


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Also supplier of...
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates - no more sagging heat bed. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods - no more bendy acrylic. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
July 28, 2014 01:14PM
Good to hear that! Come one one more! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out thumbs up
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
July 28, 2014 01:15PM
I'm recommending this X-arm kit in my Ormerod dual nozzle upgrade guide at [miscsolutions.wordpress.com] so as to better handle the weight of the second extruder and the sideways force of the second Bowden tube. Even in a single nozzle machine, it improves that apparent flatness of the bed, because unlike the acrylic it doesn't flex significantly under the sideways force of the x-runner bearing.


Delta printer calibration calculator, mini IR Z probe, and colour touch screen control panel: [escher3d.com]

Large delta printer, and other 3D printer blog postings: [miscsolutions.wordpress.com]

Full disclosure: I have a financial interest in sales of the Panel Due, Mini IR height sensor, and Duet WiFi/Duet Ethernet.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
August 01, 2014 02:18AM
I am away until the 10th August and hoping to be dispatching the X-Arm kits soon after my return.


Thanks for your patience in waiting for these parts.

Dave


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Also supplier of...
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates - no more sagging heat bed. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods - no more bendy acrylic. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
August 02, 2014 08:18AM
Hi dave,


what about this parts as a aluminium version?


y-axis-end-plate

y-cross-rib
y-rib

So all my mdf parts are replaced......
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
August 06, 2014 09:17AM
I got some aluminium y axis end plates, y cross rib and y rib made up a while back, they are slightly heavier than the originals, but give loads more rigidity. I'm willing to share my design for the ribs (with lightening holes) if Dave is interested in getting some made up.smiling smiley
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
August 10, 2014 09:24AM
Ok I'm back smiling smiley

Yes, ok let's have a look-see at the files and can then offer up options etc.

I have a feeling the y axis end plates will be not as good as the acrylic ones due to the way the rods friction -fit into them, but let's have a look smiling smiley


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Also supplier of...
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates - no more sagging heat bed. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods - no more bendy acrylic. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
August 14, 2014 11:07AM
All outstanding orders will be dispatched tomorrow Friday 15th,

Many thanks for your patience.

I now have stock as well.

Dave


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Also supplier of...
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates - no more sagging heat bed. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods - no more bendy acrylic. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
August 15, 2014 05:04AM
Hi Dave and RepRap!

I'm a new repper just about to commission my 1st 3 printer, a Ormerod.
I wanted to get a set of the aluminum x-arm and ribs for my machine.
Sounds like a very good improvement as I plan to go to three material.
Which other parts are you offering?
Hope to be running in the next few days.

Thank you,
Kimon
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
August 15, 2014 12:17PM
Hi

I can supply the x-arm and rib kit, the aluminium bed support plate and have also made some dual nozzle blocks for builders adding more colours.


Dave


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Also supplier of...
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates - no more sagging heat bed. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods - no more bendy acrylic. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
August 16, 2014 09:04AM
Hi all,

I have just realised that I have shipped the latest batch of x-arm kits but forgotten to countersink one hole, if I could please ask you do this before fitting, it is the hole nearest the y support, it will be clear when assembling.

Please accept my apologies for this, I was in a rush to despatch the kits.

This only affects the latest batch of 8 or so sales, all future sales will be countersunk as needed,



Dave


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Also supplier of...
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates - no more sagging heat bed. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods - no more bendy acrylic. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
August 18, 2014 04:29AM
Mine arrived - looking good. I'm not sure which hole you mean, but I am not near my printer and it will no doubt become apparent when I am.

Dave
(#106)
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
August 18, 2014 10:14AM
It's the first hole for the rib, it sits behind the z axis column.

Dave


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Also supplier of...
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates - no more sagging heat bed. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods - no more bendy acrylic. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
August 18, 2014 12:17PM
Quote
Davek0974
It's the first hole for the rib, it sits behind the z axis column.

Dave

Thank goodness for that! I figured that was probably the one, and went ahead and countersunk it - then had some doubts. I plan on getting the parts anodised and dyed, so won't be fitting them just yet. Can't decide between black to match my ABS printed parts or electric blue (which is a colour I prefer). Maybe I'll re-print everything in blue ...

You included 1 countersunk and 4 cap head bolts to attach the rib. I'm guessing I get the remaining bolt from the existing one on the end of the arm? (If not no probs, I have lots of M3 fasteners of all shapes & lengths).

Dave
(#106)
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
August 18, 2014 12:38PM
The remaining screw is the one currently holding the z axis runner bearing block

Electric blue sounds good smiling smiley


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Also supplier of...
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates - no more sagging heat bed. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods - no more bendy acrylic. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
August 19, 2014 07:18AM
Quote
Davek0974
The remaining screw is the one currently holding the z axis runner bearing block

Electric blue sounds good smiling smiley

Yup - they have been sent off to be anodised electric blue. Two shades of blue ABS filament also on order - if neither are a good match to the arm I'll leave the black parts (black goes with any colour I suppose).
Also had a new coated aluminium base plate arrive today to replace the glass as a build plate. Supposedly the base layer will stick to it with no further preparation (other than a clean). If not I can use my normal ABS "milk" solution.

Dave
(#106)
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
August 19, 2014 10:24AM
Base plate sounds good, I tried a print yesterday, first one for a while, new filament, couldn't get it to stick to the glass so I gave upsmiling smiley

Wasn't in the mood for hassle basically, long day.

But If there is a product that works well, I might give it a go.


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Also supplier of...
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates - no more sagging heat bed. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods - no more bendy acrylic. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
August 19, 2014 10:28AM
The latest roll of filament I purchased doesn't stick well to glass either, so I have gone back to printing on diluted solvent cement. I plan to try printing on diluted PVA soon.


Delta printer calibration calculator, mini IR Z probe, and colour touch screen control panel: [escher3d.com]

Large delta printer, and other 3D printer blog postings: [miscsolutions.wordpress.com]

Full disclosure: I have a financial interest in sales of the Panel Due, Mini IR height sensor, and Duet WiFi/Duet Ethernet.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
August 19, 2014 11:43AM
I might give the pva a try too.


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Also supplier of...
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates - no more sagging heat bed. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods - no more bendy acrylic. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
August 20, 2014 01:05AM
I am currently printing onto undiluted PVA glue. sticks like crazy the only problem is it sticks even better once the bed cools down soyou can have problems removing the print from the bed
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
August 20, 2014 11:24AM
What sort of dilution are we talking about?

Maybe a much weaker solution would work less aggressively?


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Also supplier of...
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates - no more sagging heat bed. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods - no more bendy acrylic. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
August 22, 2014 02:18PM
Hey.
would it be possible to get drawings of X-arm and other rib parts?
Anything that is made of acrylic
in stl or any other cad file
thank you
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
August 23, 2014 12:24AM
Hi
The DXF files are available somewhere in this forum, it's where I got them from, my copies are at work so won't be able to help until some time next week.

Dave


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Also supplier of...
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates - no more sagging heat bed. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods - no more bendy acrylic. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
August 23, 2014 04:20AM
Thank you, you would not know where?
i was looking for them allready.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
August 23, 2014 04:50AM
I think they are under a thread called new aluminium bed support possibly, but the master files should be on the RRP site possibly, I'm off out now, will have a look later unless someone else can help


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Also supplier of...
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates - no more sagging heat bed. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods - no more bendy acrylic. [ddmetalproducts.co.uk]
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
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