I designed a simple X axis cable guard becuase I don't like how it's always bending. Care to give me some feedback?
 
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I designed a simple X axis cable guard becuase I don't like how it's always bending. Care to give me some feedback?  

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Lam
 Lam
(@lam)
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I designed a simple X axis cable guard becuase I don't like how it's always bending. Care to give me some feedback?

Basically this:

https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/82070-prusa-mk3-x-motor-wire-guard

This is my first time designing any accessory for 3D printers. Looking forward to hearing from you guys: the good, the bad, and how I can improve.

Cheers!

Posted : 20/10/2021 4:36 am
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
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Interesting

I like the idea.  I wonder how many have experienced issues to need this.  

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Posted : 22/10/2021 9:07 am
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Dan Rogers
(@dan-rogers)
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It's going to bend somewhere ...

I would have made it curved so that there is no bend point - but no matter what, each wire will some day develop a break because it bends back and forth, back and forth.  I thought about this one (there are a dozen of so riffs on this same idea on the prints library) - but didn't like the hard bend at the bottom.  The design could be one piece as well. On one of my printers I have a strain relief for X wire that screws to the back of the motor.

Good job on a first design though...

Posted : 26/10/2021 3:57 pm
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