Talk:Choosing Belts and Pulleys

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From the article: Unfortunately, with the exception of the hot end and extruder, the pulleys and belts are probably the single most important parts when it comes to improving your print quality, and the commonly used parts are almost completely wrong for what we do.

When there are two more important parts it is obviously not the single most importand boldfaced part. I personally think people with bad print quality can gain alot by spending time on calibration, creating a tighter/more rigid frame and choosing the right plastic supplier.

The article doesn't show any evidence of converted setups with before/after pictures. about the less noise claim no youtube video's exist with a comparison. For this the right firmware software combination is also an essential part.

When it comes to improvement of quality from decent to great quality I do think it is an obvious path to choose. Bitflusher 12:00, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Would it be worthwhile to update this article given the current status quo (Aug 2015) seems to be toward GT2 and MXL? --Eltoozero (talk) 16:32, 24 August 2015 (PDT)

What is meant by "minimize the vitamin count" in the first paragraph? "From an ideological standpoint, that makes sense, we should minimize the vitamin count wherever possible" Is that referring to expensive commercial components? Fractal618 (talk) 12:22, 12 November 2015 (PST)

By "vitamins", we mean the sorts of things described on the RepRap "vitamin" page -- "anything that you need to make a RepRap, which a RepRap cannot itself make". By "minimize the vitamin count", we are alluding to the "Wealth Without Money" essay, which mentions a list of vitamins "and the desirable aim of shortening or eliminating it altogether." (But please note that "Development Pathway" lists a bunch of other improvements that many people argue are so important that they justify using even more vitamins). --DavidCary (talk) 20:29, 2 January 2016 (PST)