In my never ending quest to do everything to this printer, other than to print stuff, I’ve decided to perform a series of upgrades. It’s been a few months of indecision and procrastination, but…
Upgrade 1 – Linear Rails
Found these from a few forum posts recommending the manufacturer in CNC forums…
It’s a Hiwin copy , I’ve purchased the MGN12 – 500mm rails and the MGN12H bearing blocks…
I’ve received the rails and very impressed. Currently waiting another 3 x MGN12H in the post to make 6 total…and then I can get started
AliExpress Hong Yi Automation Store
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Wheels – Bearings – they’re critical, load supporting and a highly recommended, immediate upgrade for your printer….only 6 are critically needed – 9 will upgrade the Y and X axis – if you’re feeling flush, 15 will do the whole printer!
The V slot wheels on the Y axis that came with my Duplicator 9 were a bit squished in transit…I tried to squish them back together but it quickly became clear that these weren’t quite circular and had an eccentric wobble that transmitted up to the Y build plate.
I tried a few times to use the printer, but the build plate would quickly sag at the rear, making the plate off level to the point where it interfered with and hit the rear microswitch!
I guess I needed new ones
You can really see here that the bearings have just popped out
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