Questions tagged [belt]

Use this tag for questions that relate to mechanical motion of a loop or a strip of material that induces rotation of multiple shafts.

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How to accurately synchronise dual Z-axis when two steppers motors are used?

I upgraded two printers (Creality Ender 3 V2) with a dual Z-axis upgrade using an additional stepper motor. However, I realized that this could potentially still cause the two screws to be moved ...
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What could have caused both belts becoming loose?

Recently both belts on my Prusa MK3S+ became loose. Quite suddenly, too. One print was okay, the next nozzle wobbled in the Y and bed in the X causing layer shifting. More precisely, each movement was ...
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CraftBot XL (CoreXY) part of x-axis movement resistance / high force required

I have recently acquired a 'CraftBot XL' 3D printer (sold by CraftUnique), which is a CoreXY 3D printer with linear rails. It is a second-hand purchase and the seller were a company that had several. ...
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Can I lubricate the timing belts to prevent squeaking against pulleys?

My CoreXY style printer doesn't have perfect belt alignment with its pullies, so there is some occasional squeaking on at least one pulley where the belt rubs against a flange. Since I don't have an ...
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How graduate the correct belt tension

I moved a little the belt tension, and now the last layer is awful and weird. How I will know the correct tension? My printer is a custom BLV 220 x 220 x 280. I think and I am almost sure, that this ...
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Are resonances of belt driven carriage strongly direction dependent? Mitigations?

So, backstory: I setup a tuning print for Klipper input shaper that makes use of matched speed projected onto the opposite axis at junctions, and high instantaneous junction velocity (scv), to allow ...
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GT2 belts lengthened?

Can the GT2 belts lengthen themselves if they are tentioned too much? I had them tensioned quite a bit until I saw the video from "Lost in Tech". I then decided to reduce the tension, but ...
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How to tune Longer LK5 Pro for smoother prints?

I need to print parts that fit together very well on the Longer LK5 Pro. However, after printing a Benchy, I noticed that whatever I print has a lot of imperfections. Is there any way I can fix this? ...
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Is it normal for belt tension to differ between sides of a CoreXY printer?

When I pluck the belts of my CoreXY printer, I feel significantly different tension between the two idlers on the back and the tension on the sides, between the gear on the stepper shaft and the idler ...
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How to make a replacement belt for Ender 3 v2?

I need to replace one of the belts on my Ender 3 v2. I have ordered the timing belt and crimp ends to make a new belt but I am wondering what is the best way to make a new belt. I was thinking of ...
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Proper belt tension for Ender 3 v2

The Y-axis belt just broke on my Ender 3 v2. I believe that it was over tensioned from the factory. When I initially assembled the printer, I noticed that the Y-axis tensioner was tightened almost all ...
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How is my Prusa Mini damaging its X axis belt?

I just received my new Prusa Mini a few weeks ago and at first it was great. But very soon a afterwards I started having small issues creep into my prints such as shapes becoming elongated, ridges on ...
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Specifications of Prusa Mini X-Axis Belt

My Prusa Mini arrived with a defective X axis belt. I can order a replacement and it is covered by warranty. But I would also like to know its specifications. This information is available on the ...
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Herringbone timing belt?

I realized while playing around with 3D printed gears that it would be easy to make a 3D printed herringbone-style timing belt and matching gears/pulleys. Would such a design have any advantages over ...
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Failing y-axis home with loud rattling

I have an Anet A8 and I currently try to improve the y-axis (with a tensioner and a frame to support the structure). Now after I dis- and reassembled the y-axis, I get a loud rattling noise when ...
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Tronxy X5S losing steps during print

This is my first printer, a core xy (Tronxy X5S) printer, and it is losing steps during diagonal movements. The curious thing its that fail is even, I've printed 2 calibration cubes and they are ...
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Knotted String as Replacement for Toothed Belt

I'm at a location where I don't have easy access to toothed belts for my printer (a RepRap Wallace). While trying to look for some solution, I saw some talk of using fishing line as a belt, along with ...
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Polyurethane-and-steel timing belts?

Has anyone tried the steel-reinforced polyurethane timing belts? If so, how do they compare to the rubber ones?
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Belt Tensioning

I have printed off some upgrades for my Anet A6 for tensioning the belt on the Y and X axis. I was wondering how much deflection the belt should have. I would think being to tight will stress the ...
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Belt driven axis question

I'm currently attempting to make a repstrap using paper printed parts, like this guy : http://www.mariolukas.de/2012/05/repstrap-3d-drucker-aus-computerschrott-teil-1/ I replaced the DC motor in a ...
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Looking for information on modifying Boots Industries 3D printers

About two years ago I purchased a Boots Industries v.2.5 3D printer in a delta configuration. The wiki is still up at this location where you can see what the printer looked like. The printer is ...
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Which belt tension gauge do I need?

I have a 3D printer that is going crazy with x-axis shift, and I need a tension gauge belt to measure the tension. I've never used one before, and looking online, I can't tell which one would be the ...
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Getting rid of hardware parts smell (GT2 timing belt)

I ordered 10m of GT2 timing belt for a printer I want to build, however, the chemical smell from the belt is completely unbearable, in the sense of it gives me the feeling it is destroying something ...
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