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Second Build... Voron Switchwire


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Building a bed slinger this time around. Kit is in transit. I went with Frombot3D, they did me right with my 2.4R2 build so I'm going with them again. Would have like to try the LDO kit but price and availability turned me away. I guess I will see if the savings ends up being worth it or not.

So far I'm printing parts. Base parts are Prusament Galaxy Black ASA, Accent parts will be FilamentOne ASA Sky Blue.

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The parts count grows. I'm really liking how the blue parts are turning out. My Stealthburner test build went together nicely. I got rid of the ols CW2 Beta 0 parts and replaced them with the latest revision from Github (The "Are We There Yet Update"). I just checked on my Formbot3D order... It's left the shipper and is enroute to the US. Fingers crossed the wait isn't too long.

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Since my kit doesn't come with a wiring harness... I'm going to have to make my own, So I invested $50 in a new P-Touch label printer and bought a couple cartridges with shrink tube to label my wires. I love this thing. No more cheesy tape flags.

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11 hours ago, Penatr8tor said:

Since my kit doesn't come with a wiring harness... I'm going to have to make my own, So I invested $50 in a new P-Touch label printer and bought a couple cartridges with shrink tube to label my wires. I love this thing. No more cheesy tape flags.

Wished I had one of those as I am doing the wiring on the Voron 2.4 now and had to use a marker pen to identify which wire goes where - only so many coloured wires. Going to have a look on amazon now 🙂

For next time. 

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You're welcome. I had to do quite a bit of searching around myself actually. The unit works perfectly with the tape and also has a wall wart too. The tape size kind of threw me off a little as there's no diameter mentioned in the description... only that the tape is 5.8mm wide when flat. I tried pushing a piece of tube over a brass rod to see what the maximum dia. wire I could go over. It fits easily over a 3mm rod but 4mm is too big. 3.5mm dia is max with the 5.8 wide tape. I haven't tried anything larger but I don't think I'll need to go larger for a printer build. 

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59 minutes ago, Penatr8tor said:

Thanks for this. Ordered and arriving next week here downunder. Tried local shops for tape but none in stock.

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Frame assembled, Check!

Z Axis rails lubed and assembled, Check!

What I learned...

My 2.4 prints awesome parts LOL. The MGN12 alignment parts fit both the rail and extrusion nice and snug providing perfect alignment with zero hassles.

I bought some 1,2,3 blocks and a couple nice precision steel rules for my previous 2.4 build. These were extremely handy with the SW build. When I needed extrusions to be at given distance... Say 90mm from the end... I would clamp the rulers in place at 90mm and the thickness of the rule was thick enough to act as an endstop for the extrusion I was mounting. This trick of clamping the ruler in place at the right dimension saved me a ton of fiddling around. I placed a 123 block in the corner and tightened things down. Couldn't have gone better IMO.

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1 hour ago, Penatr8tor said:

This trick of clamping the ruler in place at the right dimension saved me a ton of fiddling around. I placed a 123 block in the corner and tightened things down.

Thanks for the tip. My next build is the Switchwire and have learned quite a few things through following your build. Looks excellent so far.

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Making progress, just taking my time, enjoying the build process. 

So... This is what I really love about this process... I lube up the Y axis rail and get ready to install it and... darn, no 20x20 alignment blocks. No problem, I'll just print a couple. 15 min's later... I pop them off the bed of my 2.4 and... they're perfect. Absolutely love it!

Back to the build. Got the Y axis stepper and idler mounted. The coroplast deck panels are installed (loosely until I take off the protective sheet and secure them later in the build). I also soldered the leads for the Y Endstop switch and installed it onto the Y Belt Holder.

I also printed my first label/s for the Y Endstop and shrunk one of them onto the switch side. That was fun. I'm such a geek LOL.

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Y axis belt is on, finally... What a pain. The Formbot supplied belt was literally the exact length. I mean no extra. I had to unscrew the front idler, loop the belt around the pulley and stretch it to get it in place. But, Hey... That's just part of the process.

I also installed the bed base, Y axis drag chain mounts and front skirts.

It's starting to look like a printer.

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Got a chance to do some more work on the Switchwire build...

Got the X gantry installed along with the X carriage, XZ motors and belts. Going with a klicky probe right from the get go. And I successfully printed what's probably the longest part I've ever printed first time around so I call that a win LOL.

 

 

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