housing parts for UM2 Flex3Drive kit

These parts can be used together with a Flex3Drive kit to build a Flex3Drive onto an Ultimaker 2

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Description

These parts can be used together with a Flex3Drive kit to build the Flex3Drive on an Ultimaker 2.

Please note that building a Flex3Drive onto an Ultimaker 2 is not an easy task. This is an upgrade for the handy tinkerer.

The draft installation manual was made by Korneel Bullens.

source code for firmware can be found on:

https://github.com/Ultimaker/Ultimaker2Marlin/tree/Flex3Drive

With thanks to Mutley3D who invented the Flex3Drive.

Materials and methods

- Flex3drive kit for UM2
- Printed housing parts
- Flex3Drive firmware for UM2

Documents

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    150916 F3 D Um2 Marlin
    HEX  –  320 kb
    Version 1 - Oct 26, 2015
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    20160129 Bwd F3 D Um2
    STL  –  16 mb
    Version 1 - Apr 01, 2016
    Updated on 01-04-2016
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    20160129 Bwd F3 D Um2
    STEP  –  4.7 mb
    Version 1 - Jan 29, 2016
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    20160129 F3 D Um2+ Ext
    HEX  –  330 kb
    Version 1 - Mar 31, 2016
    Updated on 31-03-2016
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    Loose Parts
    ZIP  –  6.1 mb
    Version 1 - Feb 20, 2016
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    Ultimaker 2 Flex3 Drive Installation Manual
    PDF  –  1.1 mb
    Version 1 - Dec 07, 2015
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    Ultimaker 2 Flex3 Drive Installation Manual
    DOCX  –  11 mb
    Version 1 - Jan 27, 2016

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F73125cec9e9a3290a2eb3ad34f852cf?default=blank&size=40cikorio koku added this to the Ultimaker collection ago
B4da209a12de3776353e3523a46870ea?default=blank&size=40Mike28M added this to the UM2 collection ago
469d6104ffec52d39219cf6fbaef73ba?default=blank&size=40Bas van Deursen commented ago

Hi Christopher,

Here's a timelapse on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMKfTl4ueBY

Mini profileChristopher Bray commented ago

Does anyone have a Youtube video of this thing in action? That would be amazing.

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Mini aviator2 small png iconChris added this to the UM2 Parts collection ago
469d6104ffec52d39219cf6fbaef73ba?default=blank&size=40Bas van Deursen commented ago

Hi dintid,

You can order the kit with all the parts and gears from Ultimaker by sending an email to me at: b.vandeursenATultimaker.com

Cheers,

Bas

Mini fb profilDidier Klein added this to the Ultimaker2 Parts collection ago
76652674c3ddbb662044858c1baa3c79?default=blank&size=40dintid printed this ago
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Printed on:
JennyPrinter (UM2 clone)
Result:
Fine...not going to use it though, as I can't seem to find the right gears to use. Any help is very welcome.
Feedback:
IF you know how to find the proper gears, bits and flexible drive-shaft it would be awesome.
469d6104ffec52d39219cf6fbaef73ba?default=blank&size=40Bas van Deursen commented ago

You can buy the parts as an upgrade kit from Ultimaker. However because this is quite an experimental upgrade kit it is not sold through our resellers yet. If you want to buy a kit you could send me an email at b.vandeursenATultimaker.com

You could of course also buy a kit from mutley3D.

If you are a bit handy (also in CAD) then I think it must also be possible to build something with a set of standard worm gears like for example this: https://www.conrad.nl/nl/wormwielset-module-075-messingstaal-30-236900.html

However I think that it might be more difficult to find a good quality flexible drive shaft. I've experimented with several types and it is very important to have one that has a relatively high rotational stiffness.

76652674c3ddbb662044858c1baa3c79?default=blank&size=40dintid commented ago

Thanks. Just learned I can't actually buy the small bits and pieces, so guess I'll have to skip this.

"The gears are not printable items and only available as part of a full assembly, as with the hobb which is a custom modified mk8 and the main shafts are accurately machined parts also only available from me."

Had hoped it was standard readily available items used, but guess I was wrong. Please correct me if the gears can be found somewhere?

469d6104ffec52d39219cf6fbaef73ba?default=blank&size=40Bas van Deursen commented ago

Hi, I've uploaded the files as individual STL files in a zipped folder. @Mike: good luck with the installation!

Cheers,

Bas

76652674c3ddbb662044858c1baa3c79?default=blank&size=40dintid commented ago

Nice work. Any way you might be persuaded to upload the indivudal STL files? I would like to print one at a time really and don't need all of them. :)

F02f2257026e400d8940c4b126621675?default=blank&size=40Schoffra commented ago

Hi Bas

Thank you for the reply. I allready ordered an UM2 kit from

http://mutley3d.com/Buy-Flex3Drive/ . Should arrive next week or so.

Cheers Mike

2016-01-27 14:56 GMT+01:00 YouMagine - Supercomputer <

supercomputer@youmagine.com>:

469d6104ffec52d39219cf6fbaef73ba?default=blank&size=40Bas van Deursen commented ago

If anybody installed one and would like to improve the installation manual, please feel free to do so.

469d6104ffec52d39219cf6fbaef73ba?default=blank&size=40Bas van Deursen commented ago

Hi Schoffra,

Sorry for the late reply! I accidentally did not opt for the "follow this conversation" option and only saw your comment just now.

This is an experimental kit and Ultimaker does not have a normal sales channel for it yet. Also the product is not supported in the same way as the normal Ultimaker products. However if you would like to buy one in order to experiment with it, then please send me a personal message.

Kind regards,

Bas

F02f2257026e400d8940c4b126621675?default=blank&size=40Schoffra commented ago

could you please tell me where i can buy this um2 kit?

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