02/24/2016 at 10:24 •
I created a extra part for holing the L ch' bars in such a way that they are 45deg offset . that lets you use them as rails and all sorts .
I also worked out a example roller to make a carriage . Those are 4.7x10.1x4mm bearings .( exact measurements , as the package says 5x10x4mm )
i did a quick video on YouTube of them and the rollers working.
I will add the stl files and link to the public TinkerCad files soon as I clean them .
01/24/2016 at 18:43 •
I'm going to test on some other filaments I have today .
On side note i edited the instructions to include hints as to how you can adjust the scale of your part to match the wall thickness of your extrusion stock . the wall thickness on min is 1.4mm , the part was sized to print with PLA and just be a snug fit on that wall thickness .
you could just try applying % diff in the wall thickness of your stock , to print the first 3 or 4mm high of the part and abort , then when it cools check the fit of your stock in the vertical slot. the key is the thickness as there should be a small but of space at the tips of the extrusion sides. scale your part in your slicer to fit your stock perfectly .
One friend has tested heating up the extrusion before insertion into slightly undersized PLA end caps, it looked to work ok , but then you cant use the vertical at places in the middle of your extrusions very easily . so im not sure if the heating that way is a good idea.
possibly passing a heat gun on finished assembly could further solidify the parts in place . That would be something to try .
I have found the PLA i use to be real strong , but can see why one would want to try to solidify the layers.