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Belts - Whats the best you can buy?

Posted by DjDemonD 
Re: Belts - Whats the best you can buy?
June 13, 2017 03:19PM
Now that's the way to do it. Keeps the pulleys large and the belts alive, but no resolution decrease as they aren't on the motors. Clever solution.


Simon.

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Re: Belts - Whats the best you can buy?
June 05, 2018 11:38AM
[reprapworld.com]

these guys have kevlar & polyurethane belts in 6 & 9 mm.
sss
Re: Belts - Whats the best you can buy?
June 13, 2018 04:17PM
i bought gates gt2 belt on ebay , link:
[www.ebay.com]

can anybody tell if its a copy or the real thing ?
thanks

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/13/2018 04:18PM by sss.
Re: Belts - Whats the best you can buy?
June 13, 2018 04:37PM
I was running some glass core Chinese belts from Folgertech on my coreXY printer, which I eventually replaced with Gates LL2MR09 belts. I recently had the belts off to do some maintenance and noticed that there was rubber in the grooves of the drive pulleys. Since the Gates belts have a nylon surface on the teeth and the Chinese belts had rubber, I'm assuming the rubber came from the Chinese belts. I also used to find little bits of rubber dust on the machine right under the belts near the drive pulleys. Putting the Gates belts on the machine stopped that.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/13/2018 04:38PM by the_digital_dentist.


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Re: Belts - Whats the best you can buy?
June 14, 2018 10:00AM
the_digital_dentist

Where did you get your gates belt and how much was it per meter?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/14/2018 10:01AM by warbunniex.
Re: Belts - Whats the best you can buy?
June 14, 2018 10:21AM
Quote
sss
i bought gates gt2 belt on ebay , link:
[www.ebay.com]

can anybody tell if its a copy or the real thing ?
thanks

I can't tell for sure but I bought some of those and they seem to be good quality maybe they are genuine.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/14/2018 10:21AM by DjDemonD.


Simon.

[www.precisionpiezo.co.uk] Accurate, repeatable, versatile z-probe plus piezo discs, endstop cables, pt100, 50w heaters. PT1000 cartridge sensors plug straight into duet boards and others.
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Re: Belts - Whats the best you can buy?
June 14, 2018 11:48AM
I bought the Gates belt from a distributor in the US and paid $2/foot, and had to buy the Gates enforced minimum of 50 feet.

I have not noticed any change in print quality between the Chinese belts and the Gates belts.


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Re: Belts - Whats the best you can buy?
June 14, 2018 04:50PM
Me either.


Simon.

[www.precisionpiezo.co.uk] Accurate, repeatable, versatile z-probe plus piezo discs, endstop cables, pt100, 50w heaters. PT1000 cartridge sensors plug straight into duet boards and others.
Published:Inventions
Re: Belts - Whats the best you can buy?
June 15, 2018 09:04AM
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the_digital_dentist
I bought the Gates belt from a distributor in the US and paid $2/foot, and had to buy the Gates enforced minimum of 50 feet.

I have not noticed any change in print quality between the Chinese belts and the Gates belts.

Sweet, I live in the us. Which one? I think it depends more on the printer. My printer definitely printed better with the pu steel core belt. But the belt did not last very long before I had to replace it. Im hoping the pu kevlar belts that are still shipping will produce less artifacts on my prints again/ last longer.
Re: Belts - Whats the best you can buy?
June 15, 2018 12:11PM
I think I got the belt here, but I honestly don't recall. If you buy from any Gates distributor, you will have to buy at least 50 feet and the price will be about $2 per foot.


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Re: Belts - Whats the best you can buy?
September 25, 2018 01:23AM
I know I'm a bit late, but this is the belt use on my printer, its pricey but it barely stretches. (5 meters is 30 dollars) :[www.hic3dprinter.com]
Re: Belts - Whats the best you can buy?
September 25, 2018 02:22PM
E3D swears by the Gates name brand belts for their tool-changer printer.

Gates GT2 vs GT3

Anyone have any experience with GT3 2mm belts (Gates or other)?
Re: Belts - Whats the best you can buy?
September 26, 2018 01:58AM
I've used 6mm T2.5 closed loop 960mm long pu steel reinforced belts on my old prusa i3 for the z axis to synchronize the two m5 lead screws. These were transparent brown colored. They were locally sourced and cost a lot more, around 20 euros a piece compared to chinese made belts. It's great quality belt, very flexible yet no stretch that I've ever noticed. I used 16T pulleys withoutcany problem, printed many hours for a couple of years.

In my corexy NFAN printer I use glass gt2 2mm 6mm reinforced rubber belts from china. One closed loop 10mm wide gt2 belt for the z T8x8 leadscrews. I'm going to replace the 6mm belt with a 10mm one as soon as it arrives, sourced from aliexpress. I've selected a more expensive one, usually improves the quality too. There's a bit of ringing visible at higher speeds so hopefully wider belts are a bit stiffer.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/26/2018 01:59AM by imqqmi.


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