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Suitable V wheel for 3d printers

Discussion in '3D printers' started by Selvakumaran, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. Selvakumaran

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    Hi,

    I am building a new 3d printer with V-slot extrusions and V wheels. The question is there are 4 types of V wheels available - Solid V wheel, Derlin V wheel, Xtreme solid V wheel and Metal V wheel.
    Which one is suitable for X-axis, Y-axis and Z-axis and why?
    Planning to use
    1. X-axis - 20x20mm V-slot extrusion - 250mm
    2. Y-axis - 20x40mm V-slot extrusion - 300mm
    3. Z-axis - 20x40mm V-slot extrusion - 300mm

    (Like Bukito style 3d printer).
    Thanks in advance for helping.

    Regards
    Selvakumaran
     
  2. Rick 2.0

    Rick 2.0 OpenBuilds Team
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    Really your choices should be between:
    Solid V-Wheels
    Mini V-Wheels
    Extreme Solid V-Wheels
    Extreme Mini V-Wheels

    The other two choices are inappropriate as they are designed for use with the V-rail system. The Delrin versions of the Solid V and Mini V wheels should be sufficient for your use. As for which size to go with, that is a personal choice based on the plates used and the extent to which you want to minimize the size of the machine.
     
  3. Selvakumaran

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    Thanks for your valuable suggestions.. I will check which one to use, Solid or Mini (with Derlin version itself)
     
  4. Makerparts

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    I suggest you go with one of the Xtreme wheels.
     

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