Cork pads for z-axis motors

Discussion in 'Build Help' started by Dave Qua, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Dave Qua

    Dave Qua Member

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    Through a massive bout of stupidity I have managed to destroy both the cork pads for these motors

    As I have some cork sheet about 1mm thick is it OK if I just make a couple of new pads out of this cork and secure them to the motors with two-sided tape. I'm just a bit concerned that there may be something special about the cork pads originally supplied.

    Many thanks in advance for any replies as this is stopping me progressing with the build
     
  2. Rob Heinzonly

    Rob Heinzonly Well-Known Member

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    The only function they have is dampen the vibrations of the motors, so basically you could try and use the cork you have. Worst case scenario is that your BB will be louder than normal, but since it is for the Z-axis motors I think this will not be a problem.
     
  3. Dave Qua

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    Thanks for the reply Rob. I've made 2 gaskets up and I'll put them on tomorrow
     

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