X-Axis Idler Carriage Broke

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  1. theTroll527

    theTroll527 Well-Known Member

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    When doing the sub-assembly the X-Axis idler carriage broke. It is the part that holds the LM8LUU bearing, where the two screws hold attach. It snapped about 5mm from the screws.

    Can it be repaired? Does it need to be reprinted?
     
  2. Tom De Bie

    Tom De Bie Well-Known Member

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    Do you have access to another 3D printer? If so, your probably better of reprinting it.
    Others have used certain glue with succes. If the parts are ABS you can glue them together by using acetone...
     
  3. Alex9779

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    Depends on how much damaged. If you can mount it somehow that the bearing does not move then you can build the printer and print a replacement part.
     
  4. Stefan

    Stefan Well-Known Member

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    soldering iron..... gets real hot, melts plastic >> fix part....
    Best a soldering iron where you can set temp like 200/260 degree depends on the plastic and if you have an old tip use it.
     
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    Gel superglue works wonders.
     
  7. GrodanB

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    I thought is was hot...
     
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    :D:p
     
  9. Steven Burns

    Steven Burns Well-Known Member

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    I have used this on BB parts and you cannot tell they were ever broken. Hundreds of hours of prints later and the part is still holding strong. Make sure it is gel and do not use an accelerator.
     
  10. theTroll527

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    Think that part of the print might be stronger than the rest of the part.
     
  11. Henry feldman

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    Totally agree. Maker's Muse has a nice review on it too. I mean it's not a robust tool and I would never use a real USB port on a computer for it, but works great for exactly what they built it for...
     

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