Ultimaker2 Big Feet

I wanted some big (wide and tall) feet for our Ultimaker2. People have made a lot of different feet for the Ultimaker2 but none of them were exactly what I wanted. I started printing out the Big Feet and realized that they would be huge, so I slimmed them down a bit.

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We put our UM2 on a rubbermaid style cart so that it would be easy to move around if need be and there is storage space below for filament and stuff. It turns out that the surface of the cart was not completely flat. I could hear (and then see) the UM2 rocking back and forth as the print head moved from one side to the other. So I took a big slab (2" thick) of high density closed cell foam we had lying around and put it up on that. Then I noticed that the standard "feet" of the UM2 were "sinking" into the foam. So I wanted some feet to spread the load out.
Also I have heard (read) about the electronics of the UM2 overheating. So the feet are also there to improve air flow under the base. I don't know if the overheating thing is common, rare, or just an old wives tail, but I figure it probably can't hurt.
Lastly, I used plain jane PLA, well technically it is Form Futura Easyfil, so I don't expect the feet to help or hinder vibration by themselves. The 2" thick slab of closed cell foam should probably dampen some vibration... but I am no vibration expert.

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Just print 4 feet



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Dd5552fcc2488d950cfdff41e3b810f7?default=blank&size=40batman2201 added this to the Ultimaker collection ago
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Mini profileChristopher Bray commented ago

Um. Good question. These are sized to fit the UM2, so....

How thick in the frame of the UMO?

The side panels of the UM2 are 5.3ish mm and the front and back panels are 6.1ish mm. I did not realize they were different when I designed this. I got lucky.

I would recommend printing one out at 100% scale with very little infill just to test the fit. You could also"bury" the part in the print bed so that it starts printing just below the feature you want to test. Does that make sense? I don't know if I am explaining it right.

D115fc8f0e04272b41f92abab3e87288?default=blank&size=40Savvinski commented ago

What size do I print them at to fit the ultimaker?

74637ddd9c05e8569750b756b7313729?default=blank&size=40Scherdin added this to the Um2+ collection ago
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Mini profileChristopher Bray commented ago

Added elephant foot version.

40d8b56c0632ad63e22f2aa1debba019?default=blank&size=40Simon (sjp770) commented ago

You should totally make them look like elephant feet.

Mini profileChristopher Bray published this design ago