TAZ TK0

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Couby
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Re: TAZ TK0

Post by Couby » Tue May 21, 2013 12:41 pm

A problem we are facing at the moment with a friend, is to find a source for M3 and M5 inserts.
McMasterCarr doesn't ship for european customers, and I hardly find such inserts in european online shops.

Would someone have any idea where to find a reseller for these vitamins for european makers ? :oops:

geneb
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Re: TAZ TK0

Post by geneb » Tue May 21, 2013 2:54 pm

If there is a specific part you'd like a photograph or short video of, I'd be happy to oblige.

g.

Couby
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Re: TAZ TK0

Post by Couby » Wed May 22, 2013 12:49 am

Thank you Geneb :) .

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Re: TAZ TK0

Post by jebba » Wed May 22, 2013 10:46 am

Couby, I don't know offhand who, but there are many PEM vendors in Europe.

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Re: TAZ TK0

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xMBliss
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Re: TAZ TK0

Post by xMBliss » Fri May 24, 2013 10:37 am

Thank you for the reference.
Tappex doesnt seem to sell their products online directly so I went to Yardlryproducts. These are the options I could find:
Multi-sert OD - 0.2"(5.08mm) Length - 0.19"(4.826mm)
Quick-sert OD - 0.228"(5.7912mm) Length - 0.187"(4.7498mm)
Holes for the inserts according to Freecad models have a diameter of 5.2mm, so Multi-sert might have problems gripping the plastic correctly. Holes for the Quick-sert on the contrary might need some slight enlargment (not a big deal). Other option would be to simply change hole diameter in Freecad but some parts are missing and im not sure if the parts are up to date.
Quick-sert is considerably cheaper $0.961 vs $0.597. Quantity discount starts at 500 (price drops to $0.193) so it should be taken under considaration especially if you are thinking to make more than one set. Anyway it doesnt come cheap. Traditional screw-nut fixation can probably be used in most places, but fixing smooth rods for example might be tricky without inserts.
Would like to hear some opinions, xM.

Edit: minimum order for yardleyproducts is 125$ (650pcs of Quick-ser)

Couby
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Re: TAZ TK0

Post by Couby » Sun May 26, 2013 1:34 am

Sorry for this late answer.

Thank you Orias for these orientations, and xM for analyse of these websites.

Doesn't seem to be so obvious Jebba :( , or I'm really too too bad at sourcing exercise :oops: .

For M5 inserts I made a mod of y_mount_table in order to use washer+squared nut (a couple I'm also using in place of t-slot nuts, what is cheaper here).
cby-y_mount_table.jpg
Another solution for makers could be the use of Y_FrameConnector.stl in earlier TK-0 files. If I've well understood, the last design and use of M5 inserts, is to make easy for customer the mount of Y-frame with ZX-frame.

I've bought M3 inserts here (BW2388 M3 x 4mm straight knurl thru) : http://www.anchorinserts.co.uk .
It is not cheap (22,96€ / 120 pces + 20€ shipping) and I'm not sure about the final result :cry: ...
I'll try to stay as close as possible to original TAZ design for my first one. For my second I think about tryings mods in order to avoid such vitamins, hard to find, at least for me :oops: .
I'm not an ace for mods, but if interested I'll share what I do here with pleasure.

erlau
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Re: TAZ TK0

Post by erlau » Tue May 28, 2013 8:37 am

I am looking for a set of plastic parts to build a TAZ.

Anyone out there willing to print a set? PM me with details.

robtheslob
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Re: TAZ TK0

Post by robtheslob » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:31 pm

Hey all,

It's nice to see that I'm not alone in building a TAZ!

I had several 5052 aluminum beds water jet cut to Lulzbot specifications. I only need one. I'll post some pictures soon. If anyone wants one, let me know!

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Re: TAZ TK0

Post by 1013 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:42 pm

robtheslob wrote:Hey all,

It's nice to see that I'm not alone in building a TAZ!

I had several 5052 aluminum beds water jet cut to Lulzbot specifications. I only need one. I'll post some pictures soon. If anyone wants one, let me know!
I am interested in one...just messaged you.

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