Transporting my printer

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John W
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Transporting my printer

Postby John W » Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:53 pm

So 3 days after my N2 printer arrives I get a job offer that requires me to either move or commute 2 hours a day each way. So I'm in the process of packing everything. Question is how crucial is it that I get the printer back to the original way it was in shipping with all the screwed in clamps and rod clips, how important is it that I take the print bed out and store it back in the same packaging?

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Re: Transporting my printer

Postby Zettlinger » Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:12 pm

i would take out the glass plate for sure and clip the 8 or 10 plastic things to keep your axes tight back in as a minimum (and of course be careful with the cap !). If you still have it there are 2 clips for the heatbed too (they screw on top of the 2 Z- Rods

Other then that make sure it does not bounce too much during transport and remove the clips and recheck all connectors if they are still tight when its placed in the new spot before you switch it on

btw goodluck and grats on your new job :)

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Re: Transporting my printer

Postby walshlg » Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:09 pm

you may want to put big zip ties on x and y rods - one to each side to keep from torquing if you don't have those plastic clips it came with

also get a bunch of foam rubber to pack above and below bed

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Re: Transporting my printer

Postby John W » Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:51 pm

I still have the clips and the clamps, and I'll stuff it with rubber this week when I go back to get it. Thanks for the tips guys!

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Re: Transporting my printer

Postby John W » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:33 am

Transport successful! Printed a calibration cube as if I had never moved it!

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Re: Transporting my printer

Postby John@Raise3D » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:29 am

Glad to hear that!


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