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Alex P - OpenEyeTap
Feb 26, 2018

Main Frame 3 Piece Design


A quick and simple modification to the main frame that splits it into three pieces for being able to print on smaller beds. I have a Flashforge Dreamer at home with print volume of 9.1” x 5.9” x 5.5”. Needs some superglue to fasten after friction fitting the pieces together. Upcoming revision will provide a better mechanical joinery, and a hinged design for smaller storage volume requirement.














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Cindy - OpenEyeTap
Feb 27, 2018

This is an amazing solution to 3D printers with smaller volumes. Is super glue holding them well, even after applying weights of the hardware? How are flexibility abilities?

Alex P - OpenEyeTap
Feb 27, 2018

The superglue does a very good job so far in fastening it all together. The pieces were a tight fit beforehand, so the glue doesn't bear the full load of the hardware by itself. That being said, the hardware is pretty light and its flexibility laterally is good (caused by removal and insertion cycles onto the head, bigger head sizes).


I've printed a hinged design now (see below) which takes care of the downward pull of hardware by design and should be strong enough and flexible. M2 screws were used as locking pins. Will post stl files shortly.



Mar 1, 2018

Great job on the hinged design!


Cindy - OpenEyeTap
Mar 7, 2018

I think this design and the stl files should go to the official Download section for people to download easily!

Nov 7, 2018

The more I read from collaborators the more I believe the dream will come true this year...ideas keep getting better...always room for improvements.

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