RazzMaTAZZ - my KITTAZ Build

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Astrosyn dampers

Post by mhackney » Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:00 pm

While I did my linear guide conversion I also added Astrosyn vibration dampers on all 4 steppers:

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They really do make the printer noticeably quieter. I use them on all of my printers.
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Bearing linear guides

Post by mhackney » Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:05 pm

My rods came in yesterday and the linear bearings with ball bearings came in today, so it was time to dig in!

First up the Y axis. This was easy as the entire table lifts right off. Took about 15 minutes to do the changeover.
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I came up with a really easy way to remove the old bushings. I clamped one side of the printed mount in my vice:
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Then you can just gently bend back the other side and the old bearing pops out and the new pops right in:
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The bearings are a perfect replacement for the plastic ones:
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The entire job, including installing the Astrosyn dampers, took about 2 hours along with several phone calls, emails and a dozen forum posts.
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Just a little RazzMaTAZZ...

Post by mhackney » Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:29 pm

Only took a few minutes to recalibrate after the linear guide upgrade. Thought I'd use version 2 of my dual extruder mount for the maiden print. This also shows my PEI surface pretty clearly so you can see how I install mine:
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I was quite pleased with how much quieter and smoother running the printer is now. The part looks really good. Here is an overall shot of the printer:
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The 4' of snow in my yard has decreased to about 18" this week with the sun, warm temps and lots of rain today.
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Re: RazzMaTAZZ - my KITTAZ Build

Post by saramos » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:33 am

Didn't you recently post that you could not source .003" PEI?
Here's a possible source:
http://k-mac-plastics.net/ultem-sheets-rods.htm

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Re: RazzMaTAZZ - my KITTAZ Build

Post by mhackney » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:00 am

No, .003" is too thin. We use primary .03" to .04". Amazon is currently out but McMaster Carr has the .04".

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Michael
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Re: RazzMaTAZZ - my KITTAZ Build

Post by dutchhome » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:45 am

FWIW, there is another vendor on Amazon selling PEI sheets, but I would suggest staying away. They claim to have the PEI in stock, but it took a very long time for them to ship (I didn't receive it until a week after placing the order). Actually once it arrived I saw that it was just a drop ship from Grainger. It isn't quite as thick as the McMaster-Carr PEI even though they were both supposed to be 0.04", but unlike MC, it did ship flat. I'm torn on which one to actually install.
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Re: Astrosyn dampers

Post by KosmoPi » Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:38 pm

mhackney wrote:While I did my linear guide conversion I also added Astrosyn vibration dampers on all 4 steppers:

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They really do make the printer noticeably quieter. I use them on all of my printers.

Are the Astrosyn ones much better than cork ones shown here?: http://www.amazon.com/justpla-Nema-17-V ... ion+damper


Astrosyn is out of stock and also require minimum of 10 per order. These cork ones are definitely less expensive...

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Re: RazzMaTAZZ - my KITTAZ Build

Post by mhackney » Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:44 pm

You can get AstroSyn from UltiBots - that's where I get mine.

I think the astrosyns are much quieter (I've used both) but some claim they introduce a little slop. Honestly, I have never observed it and I print high resolution parts for my printed fly reels.
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Re: RazzMaTAZZ - my KITTAZ Build

Post by KosmoPi » Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:57 pm

Cool, always good to come across a new site! I have to stop myself from ordering too much

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Re: RazzMaTAZZ - my KITTAZ Build

Post by saramos » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:32 pm

Where did you source your rods and bearings? And did you do both the X and Y?

Scott

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