Adding an Openbuilds Openrail x axis to a Lulzbot Taz 4/5

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Re: Adding an Openbuilds Openrail x axis to a Lulzbot Taz 4/5

Postby candrprinting » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:59 am

discojon wrote:
candrprinting wrote:
discojon wrote:I still have a few Clear Acrylic Backplates available if anyone needs one.


Hi, I was wondering if you had any plates left? I cannot PM anyone thru this forum!!! BUT I can receive pm's.... If so, can you please email me at bottino at crprinting dot com

Thanks!

I can cut you a set. I'll email you


Hi Again,

I need a new set of the black Y axis endplates you sent me a while back with the idler tension mod screw holes, etc. Again, PM's still funny on this site not working for 99% so email me at bottino at crprinting dot com please. One cracked when installing and I never contacted you back then and misplaced your email.

Also, which laser do you use? How do you like it? Have you engraved with it, like into the black Acrylic?

Thanks! Chris

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Re: Adding an Openbuilds Openrail x axis to a Lulzbot Taz 4/5

Postby discojon » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:04 am

candrprinting wrote:
discojon wrote:
candrprinting wrote:
Hi, I was wondering if you had any plates left? I cannot PM anyone thru this forum!!! BUT I can receive pm's.... If so, can you please email me at bottino at crprinting dot com

Thanks!

I can cut you a set. I'll email you


Hi Again,

I need a new set of the black Y axis endplates you sent me a while back with the idler tension mod screw holes, etc. Again, PM's still funny on this site not working for 99% so email me at bottino at crprinting dot com please. One cracked when installing and I never contacted you back then and misplaced your email.

Also, which laser do you use? How do you like it? Have you engraved with it, like into the black Acrylic?

Thanks! Chris


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Re: Adding an Openbuilds Openrail x axis to a Lulzbot Taz 4/5

Postby nopick » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:30 pm

It looks like it is Taz upgrade season again.
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I upgraded my Taz 2 with piercet's X and Y axis Openbuilds mods one year ago. The machine runs around 15 hours per day and has performed flawlessly since then.

I know Lulzbot questioned the amount of maintenance that would be required with the eccentric wheel adjusters. I can report now that, in a year of heavy use, I have had to adjust one of the Y axis wheels. I suspect it wasn't tight enough to begin with so, that one is on me.

I have four Taz 5 machines going under the wrench this week for X and Y rails along with the Z anti-wobble nut mounts. I will post some pictures along the way.

Lulzbot seriously needs to consider switching to rails on future printers. The print quality improves dramatically!

Piercet, thanks again for all of the work on these upgrades. They are fantastic.

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Re: Adding an Openbuilds Openrail x axis to a Lulzbot Taz 4/5

Postby piercet » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:04 pm

Nice, that will be quite a sight with that many all lined up. Definitly looking forward to the pictures!

Let me know if you think of any additions or adjustments that you would like to see for them, especially since you are making so many of them. I also have another modification in the works that is nearing publish ability - a back brace from the top gantry corners down to a lower crossbrace setup. I'm waiting on parts for it right now. My early test article does seem to help with printing up high on the gantry though.

So far on mine I've worn out one Y axis wheel bearing that I think I had too tight to begin with. Other than that it's been maintenance free.

You're welcome!

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Re: Adding an Openbuilds Openrail x axis to a Lulzbot Taz 4/5

Postby alexmit » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:40 pm

piercet wrote:Nice, that will be quite a sight with that many all lined up. Definitly looking forward to the pictures!

Let me know if you think of any additions or adjustments that you would like to see for them, especially since you are making so many of them. I also have another modification in the works that is nearing publish ability - a back brace from the top gantry corners down to a lower crossbrace setup. I'm waiting on parts for it right now. My early test article does seem to help with printing up high on the gantry though.

So far on mine I've worn out one Y axis wheel bearing that I think I had too tight to begin with. Other than that it's been maintenance free.

You're welcome!


Have you ever considered offering this in kit form? I for one would be willing to buy it to save some part sourcing time. :D

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Re: Adding an Openbuilds Openrail x axis to a Lulzbot Taz 4/5

Postby piercet » Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:50 pm

alexmit wrote:Have you ever considered offering this in kit form? I for one would be willing to buy it to save some part sourcing time. :D


Yes actually. There have been two companies interested in mass producing kits, one of which fell through, and another that is still theoretically in process. I don't have an ETA for when those will be available, or at what price

I do also sell a limited number of parts kits myself, either just parts or full on "as much as possible" pre assembled units with the hardware, etc. If you would be interested, shoot me a PM and we can discuss options. A full on all the openbuilds parts included bolt on kit (you reuse your existing motor, belt, idler hardware and the mounting bolts to attach it to the X endplates, all else is included) X axis kit in black ABS would run about $243.50 + shipping for example. If you wanted a custom color, I would have to charge plastic to the whole roll, which would increase the price a bit. I also print and sell just the plastic parts if you would prefer to source your own rail and hardware directly, which would decrease the cost. If you are interested, shoot me a PM here, or send me an e-mail at piercet at Comcast.net and we can go over detailed costs and options. For shipping, it's usually actual shipping and packaging cost. I will ship internationally, but there are some areas that I will not ship to, as I have had problems getting things there in the first place (Greece for example seems to be a package eating black hole or something) .

Y kits and Z antiwobble kits are also feasible. Theoretically a Z kit would also be available but no one has ever ordered them. I've also sold my extruder body modifications, E3DV6 setups and 1.75mm extruder setups occasionally.

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Re: Adding an Openbuilds Openrail x axis to a Lulzbot Taz 4/5

Postby alexmit » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:59 pm

piercet wrote:
alexmit wrote:Have you ever considered offering this in kit form? I for one would be willing to buy it to save some part sourcing time. :D


Yes actually. There have been two companies interested in mass producing kits, one of which fell through, and another that is still theoretically in process. I don't have an ETA for when those will be available, or at what price

I do also sell a limited number of parts kits myself, either just parts or full on "as much as possible" pre assembled units with the hardware, etc. If you would be interested, shoot me a PM and we can discuss options. A full on all the openbuilds parts included bolt on kit (you reuse your existing motor, belt, idler hardware and the mounting bolts to attach it to the X endplates, all else is included) X axis kit in black ABS would run about $243.50 + shipping for example. If you wanted a custom color, I would have to charge plastic to the whole roll, which would increase the price a bit. I also print and sell just the plastic parts if you would prefer to source your own rail and hardware directly, which would decrease the cost. If you are interested, shoot me a PM here, or send me an e-mail at piercet at Comcast.net and we can go over detailed costs and options. For shipping, it's usually actual shipping and packaging cost. I will ship internationally, but there are some areas that I will not ship to, as I have had problems getting things there in the first place (Greece for example seems to be a package eating black hole or something) .

Y kits and Z antiwobble kits are also feasible. Theoretically a Z kit would also be available but no one has ever ordered them. I've also sold my extruder body modifications, E3DV6 setups and 1.75mm extruder setups occasionally.


Saving up some money for both the X and Y axis build. I will PM you when I have the $$ ready. I would like to buy both "kits" from you. :) :)

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Re: Adding an Openbuilds Openrail x axis to a Lulzbot Taz 4/5

Postby Swarm » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:59 pm

Really keen to do the X,Y and Z anti-wobble to my TAZ 5. Any chance you could link me the full hardware list? I see the one on the OP but it doesnt look complete, or is it?

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Re: Adding an Openbuilds Openrail x axis to a Lulzbot Taz 4/5

Postby piercet » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:49 pm

Thingiverse search and design sorting is apparently having an aneurysm at the moment, but here are the project links that make up the full xyz and anti wobble set. There are also project threads here in this forum for each of these, but what documentation and parts lists exist is at these links too. The x and y are very highly documented with excellent parts lists (included in the instructions docs). The z axis hasn't had the same level of attention because not as many people opt to install it, but there is a complete parts list in it as well. The anti wobble setup has its own parts list .

X axis http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:866604

Y axis http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:949082
Y belt tensioner http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1656341
Y nozzle wiper http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1261303

Anti wobble http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1089626
Z axis http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1038673

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Re: Adding an Openbuilds Openrail x axis to a Lulzbot Taz 4/5

Postby Swarm » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:16 pm

piercet wrote:Thingiverse search and design sorting is apparently having an aneurysm at the moment, but here are the project links that make up the full xyz and anti wobble set. There are also project threads here in this forum for each of these, but what documentation and parts lists exist is at these links too. The x and y are very highly documented with excellent parts lists (included in the instructions docs). The z axis hasn't had the same level of attention because not as many people opt to install it, but there is a complete parts list in it as well. The anti wobble setup has its own parts list .

X axis http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:866604

Y axis http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:949082
Y belt tensioner http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1656341
Y nozzle wiper http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1261303

Anti wobble http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1089626
Z axis http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1038673



Thanks a bunch man!!! Also I know you get asked this a lot but how much for all the hardware as above minus the 3D printed stuff?

Cheers,

Jason.


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