Ultimaker Original printhead bearing stoppers

The bearings on the printhead sometimes slide out of place. This results in a tilted printhead and thus destroying your print. These 4 plates can be put on each side using the original screw preventing the bearings to slide out.

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Description

On my ultimaker original the linear bearings on the printhead tend to slide out of the wooden part. This results in a tilt of the printhead. I decided to make these plates to stop the bearings from sliding out, and after installing I haven't had any issue anymore.

Parts are drawn in Autocad inventor and converted to STL. The only required post-print work is the drilling of the holes. Or better said, widening of the holes.

Materials and methods

Any type of hard plastic. I have used XT polymer and PLA/HPA withouth any problem.

Total weight is about 10 grams

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726d58202f463ab45f27de07733b7a33?default=blank&size=40etix commented ago

I've been looking for something similar for months! Thank you RV.ID :)

2e5f0e94c5e019e710027d3cf6c55a82?default=blank&size=40RV.ID published this design ago