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Reprap Huxley Part Leaning (y-axis)

Posted by RossHaddow 
Reprap Huxley Part Leaning (y-axis)
February 22, 2013 11:02AM

I wondered if anyone else has had or knows of a solution to a printing problem I'm having with my Reprap Huxley. I've done a search through previous threads but couldn't find anything conclusive.

The problem is more obvious on cube shaped objects. When printing a cube the final part appears to be tilted in the y axis plane. I've attached a photo of two cubes side by side to try and highlight the problem. If you look closely you can see a gap between the cubes as the edges taper away. The edges in the x plane are pretty much parallel to the naked eye so I'm concluding that the problem is caused as a result of y axis movement is the heated bed moving. This problem occurs with ABS and PLA.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Reprap Huxley Part Leaning (y-axis)
February 22, 2013 11:32AM
slip in your y-drive gear possibly? Did you file flats into the shaft to reduce slippage?
Re: Reprap Huxley Part Leaning (y-axis)
February 22, 2013 03:58PM
Your z rods are not perpendicular to your build platform. Adjust your frame.
Re: Reprap Huxley Part Leaning (y-axis)
February 22, 2013 06:05PM
Yes Greg Frost! That makes Sense, and I didn't think to try that either. I'll give it a go and see if I get an improvement. Thanks
Re: Reprap Huxley Part Leaning (y-axis)
March 08, 2013 08:37AM
I thought I would just confirm that this has solved the problem. Thanks for your help.
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