Aluminium-Frame for the Ultimaker

This is an aluminium Frame for the Ultimaker. It makes this great machine even more precise and faster.

3D printer parts and enhancements

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    Description

    All the part files (except the plastic part) are in SolidEdge ST5 format. Just write a message to me if you or your lasercutter cannot read this file format.

    I made some additional changes to the Frame:

    - Holders for a strong direct drive.
    - Moving the spool-holder to take 3 kg-spools also in dual head mode.
    - A deeper holder for the ultimaker-controller.

    Advantages of this frame are:

    - Less noise, no more rumbling of the wooden housing, especialli when infilling small parts.
    - A perfect first layer. No more brighter and darker areas on it, because of more precise axles.
    - No more temperature and humidity issues
    - Perfect edges because of less backlash due to the direct drive

    I took the 3D-Model from Thingiverse, changed the size of the mounting-noses and holes on the wooden parts to fit on aluminium parts. So this should not be made of wood, otherwise you will have too much space between the parts, and they will not clamp together.

    The Holes for the bearings and the vertical axes i made 0,2 mm smaller for further treatment.

    The parts can be made by lasercutting. The holes are too small to be lasercut. So they may be marked and drilled by hand to 3,4 mm. After putting all the parts together you can sew it together at the poins wher you can see the mating-noses from the outside, or you can drill threads and use M3 screws like the original wooden housing.

    For my machine, afer some sanding and cleaning the whole frame was sandblasted with glass-perls to have a nice looking housing.

    Finally the holes for the bearings and the vertical axes need to be reamed by a hand reamer 12 H7 or 16 H7.

    I used some Loctite 641 retaining compound to fix the bearings into the holes. It would be even better to ream the holes with a Reamer in 16 K7 or M7 and press the bearings in, but they're hard to get and quite expensive.

    Documents

    • Span1
      Motorholder
      STL  β€“  1.5 mb
      Version 1 - Feb 04, 2015
      Updated on 04-02-2015  β€“  2:10 h  β€“  13 g  β€“  42×42×40 mm
    • Placeholder
      Um 0201
      STP  β€“  65 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 0201
      PAR  β€“  280 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 1001
      STP  β€“  420 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 1001
      PAR  β€“  770 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 1002
      STP  β€“  420 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 1002
      PAR  β€“  750 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 1003
      STP  β€“  350 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 1003
      PAR  β€“  700 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 1004
      PAR  β€“  480 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 1004
      STP  β€“  220 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 1005
      STP  β€“  360 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 1005
      PAR  β€“  750 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 1006
      STP  β€“  360 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 1006
      PAR  β€“  840 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 5001
      PAR  β€“  350 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 5001
      STP  β€“  140 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 5002
      STP  β€“  130 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 5002
      PAR  β€“  320 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 5004
      STP  β€“  190 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 5004
      PAR  β€“  470 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 5006
      STP  β€“  82 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 5006
      PAR  β€“  230 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 5101
      STP  β€“  63 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 5101
      PAR  β€“  330 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 5105
      STP  β€“  130 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 5105
      PAR  β€“  330 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 5201
      PAR  β€“  350 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
    • Placeholder
      Um 5201
      STP  β€“  83 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 5205
      PAR  β€“  380 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013
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      Um 5205
      STP  β€“  120 kb
      Version 1 - Sep 12, 2013

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    F73125cec9e9a3290a2eb3ad34f852cf?default=blank&size=40cikorio koku added this to the Ultimaker collection ago
    7af0d7bf9fd832018c1c303df4ac79e4?default=blank&size=40Giuseppe Talo' added this to the ultimaker collection ago
    Mini jbJoel Bayard published this design ago