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Bent C-Beam - Return or try to fix it?

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by EvanBruner, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. EvanBruner

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    Hey guys!

    I'm working on a 1000 x 750 C-beam build. I had my machine mostly together when I noticed that one of the 1000mm beams was pretty badly bent and may have been causing racking of the y gantry. I disassembled and laid the beam down on a marble countertop and measured the gap to be about .1050" which seems pretty significant to me. Is this something that occurs frequently? Will Openbuilds send me a replacement or am I going to have to try to fix it?

    I would just ask the team myself but I've been a bit of a pest to them with issues in my order.

    Let me know what you guys think. Thank you!
    Evan
     
  2. TerryOx

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    How have you been a bit of a pest to them?
     
  3. EvanBruner

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    Oh I was a bit impatient with my order and then when I received the package some things were missing so they are reshipping some things for me. I just don't want to irritate anybody haha
     
  4. TerryOx

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    I recommend that you take some photos of the beam. Where is the bend?
     
  5. EvanBruner

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    The bend seems to be right down the middle. And I just noticed that it is slightly twisted as well, enough so that if I push on one corner, it will rock back and forth a bit. 20160411_191825.jpg 20160411_191829 - Copy.jpg 20160411_191832.jpg
     
  6. Rick 2.0

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  7. EvanBruner

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    That's good to hear Rick, thank you.
     

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