3D Printed Components
The 3D printed components can be found on the Thingiverse page, with revisions being occasionally made. These parts should be made on a machine with good tolerances, as they hold brass inserts, and receive bolts.
What to print & How many
- Use the "HyperCube_Evolution_Configuration_v1.4.xlsx" (included in the download from Thingiverse) to tell you which STL to print how many of
- The files weren't updated in a long time, so search for updates in the remixes of thingiverse.
- Examples of useful/necessary upgrades:
- If you want to use 10mm shafts for your X-axis, you need to find an updated X-Carriage for the LM10UU bearings. The xls file is wrong about the "All versions" X-Carriage.
- There are updated XY_Stepper_Mounts with elongated holes, so you can attach them without having to redrill the holes.
- There are updated parts which don't use the brass knurled inserts which could be pulled out when tightening the screws on e.g. the X- and Y-Carriage. Instead they use M3 nuts.
- FGSC_3030_Mount_-_Left_1.0 & FGSC_3030_Mount_-_Right_1.0 are for the RRD full graphic smart LCD mount - not required
The components printed will be critical structural elements in the HEVO. These components will be weight and load bearing, so you want to print with strength in mind. The "best" material is up for debate, however the following 3 are the most commonly used:
- PLA -- Not recommended in warm climates as it has a tendency to warp. Is acceptable to use if no other options are available, but a very high infill percentage should be used.
- ABS -- Acceptable but some users have had issues with the stability of ABS parts.
- PETG -- Currently the most commonly recommended as it has high thermal resistance, good mechanical properties, and is low cost.