Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
December 21, 2014 08:47AM
I can confirm that all pre-orders were taken to the post office Saturday afternoon so will leave on the Monday morning collection.


Dave


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Retired now but I used to make....
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates for the Ormerod
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
December 23, 2014 02:47PM
Hi Dave.

I got my arm today thanks. I had trouble getting it together and destroyed a screw head and a nut as the holes did not line up quite right especially the ones for the Z runner bearings. Also what is the silver tape for?

Many Thanks.
Mick.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
December 23, 2014 03:31PM
Sorry you had issues, do you want me to send a couple of screws?

The silver tape was an idea adopted on the earlier units, some builders liked the idea of attaching it where the x runner bearing rides, from my own unit I can see this as being a non-issue now as I didn't fit it and there is no sign of wear. No tape will be supplied on future orders.


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Retired now but I used to make....
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates for the Ormerod
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
December 23, 2014 03:36PM
Hi Dave.

Thanks for the reply and no dont need new screws im now used to having to fettle stuff to get it working and fitting right since having my Ormerod LOL.

Thanks for the info on the tape, will leave it off and see how it goes.

Many thanks again for all your work it looks great and works great.

Have a great Christmas.
Mick.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
December 23, 2014 03:56PM
Thanks for the reply.


Yes, they do make a lot of difference, my mk1 has taken a fair beating and still runs well, I doubt the acrylic arm would have survived some of the knocks she's had winking smiley

Have a happy christmas and 3D 2015smiling smiley


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Retired now but I used to make....
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates for the Ormerod
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
December 23, 2014 06:45PM
Thanks Dave, got the kit today just bolted it together going to mount it tomorrow. Looks like a massive improvement. Brilliant thanks a lot. Jon
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
December 25, 2014 05:00AM
Arm received and assembled looks great. Thanks for your hard work on these.

I quite like the idea of the tape, if it's cheap enough to include then I would keep supplying it then it's down to the user to use it or not

Merry Christmas to all

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/25/2014 05:03AM by steve0-uk.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
December 25, 2014 05:12AM
A Photo would be great. It looks great on Ebay but nice with a pic with it assembled.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
December 25, 2014 05:21AM
Thanks all, and merry Christmas,

Yes it would be good if some users could post up a few pictures smiling smiley

The tape is not really a cost issue, I would have to order some more but it seems many users choose not to use it so it's a waste most of the time, but if needed I will continue.

Dave


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Retired now but I used to make....
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates for the Ormerod
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
December 25, 2014 11:40AM
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RoSt
A Photo would be great. It looks great on Ebay but nice with a pic with it assembled.

Here you go - I did a bit of finishing myself, not really necessarily, just for looks, wet and dry sandpaper P400-500, file for the edges, needle file for the slots

And take care, do not bulge the stainless strip

A great mod that will carry the weight of the extruder just fine...and hold against the force of the bowden cable (the cable will still influence the nozzle hight slightly because of the flexing PLA or ABS x-runner/hotend mount)









Erik
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
December 25, 2014 01:23PM
Thanks Erik, now i have to order one to... Locked really great.

//Robert

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/25/2014 01:24PM by RoSt.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
December 25, 2014 02:41PM
Mine is still on the way ... I will find it once back from holidays I guess
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
December 25, 2014 05:10PM
Nice pics, thanks

I feel it prudent to mention that the edges of that stainless steel tape are razor sharp, extreme caution is advised when fitting it, especially if the lower edge ends up protruding below the arm, it is very sharp!


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Retired now but I used to make....
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates for the Ormerod
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
December 26, 2014 02:26AM
Can they be covered with tape or a abs/pls cap? since I have not received mine yet, I cannot check it myself!
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
December 26, 2014 03:46AM
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Fpex
Can they be covered with tape or a abs/pls cap? since I have not received mine yet, I cannot check it myself!

How do you mean, please explain some more winking smiley


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Retired now but I used to make....
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates for the Ormerod
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
December 28, 2014 02:22PM
Let me get them and I see if what I say makes sense or not. I
They should have arrived and I hope to find them home when I am back in two days

Btw I was wondering if anybody has replaced the z axis to make a taller ormerod. I am considering using a different noozle that is taller and, thus, I woukd need to replace the open beam.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/28/2014 02:23PM by Fpex.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
December 28, 2014 02:58PM
Quote
Fpex
Btw I was wondering if anybody has replaced the z axis to make a taller ormerod. I am considering using a different noozle that is taller and, thus, I woukd need to replace the open beam.

Yes, there have been a few threads on this subject, including [forums.reprap.org].

What is your motivation for using a different nozzle?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/28/2014 02:58PM by dc42.



Large delta printer [miscsolutions.wordpress.com], E3D tool changer, Robotdigg SCARA printer, Crane Quad and Ormerod

Disclosure: I design Duet electronics and work on RepRapFirmware, [duet3d.com].
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
December 28, 2014 03:58PM
Thanks.

I am seeing quite some improvement when using a two-nozzle j head I and a friend has making vs the standard noozle of our mendel tricolours. Thus, I am planning to make a change to the ormerod head to make easy to swap heads.
Also I woukd like to use an high temperature longer j head, but for this I need to check if what comes out if our zprinter can sustain high temps so that I replace some parts of the ormerod. I cannot afford to get all parts done in alu or special plastic for an hobby.

And I already changed the extruder to remove that annoying plastic holder of the filament tube.
Another change I will soon make is in the top of the z axis with a plastic piece that blocks also the threaded bar.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
December 29, 2014 05:09PM
Hi,

First post here - but I have been reading and learning for several months now having ordered my Ormerod 2 last September.

I've now fitted Dave's aluminium X-Arm which is looking very good and everything I hoped it would be.

I've put a small number of Ormerod videos on Youtube. I've just done a little one showing the new X-Arm in action if anybody would care to take a look. Its under my account 'mrrgstuff':

Aluminium X arm video

Thanks

mrrgstuff
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
December 30, 2014 02:48PM
Do you have a track ing number? I still have not received anything (Belgium)
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
December 30, 2014 04:35PM
Quote
Fpex
Do you have a track ing number? I still have not received anything (Belgium)

Hi
PM me the address and I'll look it up, may not be until the morning as I am out at present.


Dave


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Retired now but I used to make....
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates for the Ormerod
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
January 01, 2015 05:41AM
I'm interested in one if you ever happen to create a new batch. Please sign me up.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
January 01, 2015 07:56AM
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bitfield
I'm interested in one if you ever happen to create a new batch. Please sign me up.


No need, I have plenty left, smiling smiley


Dave


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Retired now but I used to make....
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates for the Ormerod
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
January 04, 2015 03:01PM
I mounted tonight and it is really nice. I gave up sanding or any other finishing, but I would be curious to know where to put that silver tape.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
January 04, 2015 03:39PM
Some users like to put it where the x runner bearing runs along, I don't supply it anymore as it is a pain to fix and not proven to be needed anyway.


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Retired now but I used to make....
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates for the Ormerod
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
January 09, 2015 07:37AM
Hi Dave,

I am interested in getting these aluminium upgrade's also. Can you please PM me a quote including freight?

You should have my address from my recent aluminium replacement bed order? (works and looks great too by the way)

Cheers,

Dan Visser
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
January 17, 2015 04:44AM
Still have x-arm kits and mk1 bed plates if anyone is interested smiling smiley


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Retired now but I used to make....
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates for the Ormerod
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
January 23, 2015 03:35AM
X-arm kits have now run out, if anyone wants a kit, I can start a new batch but will need a few pre orders first.

If interested, please let me know.

I still have mk1 bed supports in stock


Thanks


Dave


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Retired now but I used to make....
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates for the Ormerod
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
January 31, 2015 10:38AM
We have three interested in buying an x arm kit, if we can get to six I can get going on them, any more takers smiling smiley


Another RS Ormerod Mk1 meets the world smiling smiley

Retired now but I used to make....
CNC Machined Mk1 aluminium bed support plates for the Ormerod
CNC machined X-plates and ribs for Mk1 & Mk2 Ormerods
CNC machined bed support arms for the Mk2 Ormerod.
Dual Hot-End heatsink blocks.
Re: Laser cut Aluminium X-Arm & Rib kits....
January 31, 2015 01:39PM
You can count me in on one Dave, my acrylic arm is not going to last much longer. Must have got a hit in
transport or something and i have small thin cracks in several places.

//Robert S.
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