Are the nuts for the Y-axis end sop necessary? (Terrible printed part)

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  1. vvonplaten

    vvonplaten Member

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    I got a pretty badly printed x-axis motor mount for my printer (see image). The uneven layers prevent me from slotting the nuts into the part.

    After a lot of filing and swearing I managed to get the m3 suare nuts into place, but for the m2 nuts I don't think there are files small enough to reach all the way in.

    So my question is, should I just pretend those nuts never existed and rely on the bolts for the y-axis end stop threading into the part?

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  2. ndpg

    ndpg Active Member

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    I had a similar problem. The M2s wouldn't go in far enough. Used a soldering iron with a small enough bit to heat up the nuts enough for the plastic to soften and pushed them the last mm. Delicate though. Push too far and it would be hard to move them back. I'd test fit the holes for the steel rods before you assemble as well. I had to ream all mine out with a drill before the rods would fit.
     
  3. vvonplaten

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    Yeah, the rods of course didn't fit as well. Easy enough to fix with a drill. Thanks for the tip!
     

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