Friday, November 16, 2012

Eliminating wobble

I’ve been fighting Z axis wobble for several months.  Last week I noticed this post on Thingiverse. All it does is to replace the 5/16″ Z axis drive rods with #10-24 rods.  I recreated the parts in OpenSCAD so that I could make SAE versions and installed it on my printer.
My Z axis wobble is essentially gone now.
I do have other issues – I fried my display panel plugging it back in incorrectly, and since I had to reprogram the firmware and I accidentally lost the previous copy I had to start from scratch on my firmware, but in the end I printed this with basically no wobble:

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