Best way to find spare (custom) parts?

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Best way to find spare (custom) parts?

Postby ag3c » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:30 pm

My B17041 Gantry Idler Bracket broke recently. What's the best way to get a replacement?

Does anyone have any of these kicking around in a parts bin?

I have the DXF/PDF... are there cost-effective services that can mill simple pieces like this?
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Re: Best way to find spare (custom) parts?

Postby sshwarts » Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:31 pm

This part can be quite easily 3D printed. Mine are all made from PLA (I initially made then out of nylon but switched). You could have someone on MakeXYZ make one for you. I'l check if I have a spare.

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Re: Best way to find spare (custom) parts?

Postby ag3c » Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:25 pm

Thanks for the tip on Make XYZ. I had to convert the DXF to an STL, but it seemed to work. I'll report back when I get the part in a week or two.
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Re: Best way to find spare (custom) parts?

Postby cozmicray » Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:15 am

Much better idler bracket

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:43324

I may have 4 or 5 around?
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Re: Best way to find spare (custom) parts?

Postby ag3c » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:37 pm

Update: no one on MakeXYZ picked up the order, so it's not looking like a solution to this issue.
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Re: Best way to find spare (custom) parts?

Postby Halfdead » Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:11 pm

Try 3dhubs maybe?
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Re: Best way to find spare (custom) parts?

Postby sshwarts » Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:17 pm

I don't know how you had done it on makexyz, but go to your zip code and contact directly a maker on it with the STL file. This system have now with instant price is flawed and few people are using it.

If that fails, I'll print a B17041 for you and mail it out.
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Re: Best way to find spare (custom) parts?

Postby ag3c » Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:21 pm

Another update: looks like I messed up the MakeXYZ order; they don't accept DXFs, and the DXF->STL conversion tool I used had produced a zero-height file. I resubmitted with a corrected STL, and the order is on its way. Will update this thread again when the part arrives.
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