Replacment printed parts for the Taz 5

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Replacment printed parts for the Taz 5

Post by billyd » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:32 pm

Hi,

I searched the forums but the terms are too common and couldn't find any results. Where can I download stl files for printing Taz 5 parts? Specifically I just purchased a Flexi-Dually print head and noticed that the back most printed plate is cracked where one of the nut inserts are placed (in one of the "arms" that extend outward on each side).

I suppose I could return the entire assembly and ask for a replacement, but I thought it would be cheaper and easier just to reprint the part, and scavenge the hardware from the original.

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Re: Replacment printed parts for the Taz 5

Post by dutchhome » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:38 pm

Parts for the TAZ itself can be found preinstalled on the SD card. Other parts can be downloaded from devel.lulzbot.com or download.lulzbot.com.

When I want to find the STL, gcode, or BOM files, I typically go to the product page and go to the Links section:

https://www.lulzbot.com/products/lulzbo ... ld-sources

From there select sources and it will drop you near the right place to look. In your case, the FlexyDually parts are under novelties (http://devel.lulzbot.com/TAZ/accessorie ... D_v0.1.stl)
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Re: Replacment printed parts for the Taz 5

Post by billyd » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:39 pm

Thanks but my SD card was blank.

I will check the links much appreciated.

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Re: Replacment printed parts for the Taz 5

Post by mhackney » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:41 pm

Billy, you can use google to search most any site and forum like this:

"my search terms" site:www.forum.lulzbot.com

This a a great way to get very precise search results. I don't even use site search boxes anymore.
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Re: Replacment printed parts for the Taz 5

Post by billyd » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:52 pm

Thanks again the part I needed was actually located under the standard dual extruder. I guess the only difference in the printed parts between the flexy and the standard dual is the part the flexy section mounts to. My part was the back plate which is identical to both and only located with the standard dual files.

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Re: Replacment printed parts for the Taz 5

Post by billyd » Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:24 pm

What settings should I use for the stock Taz 5 printed parts (used to make the printer itself)? Mostly curious about strength settings like shells and infill percentage.

Also do the STL files need to be scaled up a little to account for ABS shrinkage or is that already accounted for?

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Re: Replacment printed parts for the Taz 5

Post by dustMason » Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:12 pm

I've only printed a couple of my own taz parts, but I didn't adjust the size at all. I did mine with a .25mm layer height and 60% infill in ABS. They came out nicely.

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Re: Replacment printed parts for the Taz 5

Post by billyd » Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:17 pm

Thanks you!

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Re: Replacment printed parts for the Taz 5

Post by dutchhome » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:11 pm

The gcode used to print the originals are what I use when I print TAZ parts. They are usually found next to the STL files.
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Re: Replacment printed parts for the Taz 5

Post by kmanley57 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:01 pm

I wanted to mention that you will need to make sure you check your nozzle size, as many of the parts that have the pre-existing gcode file are made to use the 0.5 MM nozzle. They tend to use the larger nozzle size to print them faster, but they are tweaked to run fast and give a good print result. So if you have a 0.35 MM nozzle they will not be quite the same as the original.
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