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supplier for custom MXL belt lengths?

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by jquinn, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. jquinn

    jquinn Well-Known
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    Is there anyone that can make custom lengths of timing belts? I want to get a 1/4" MXL belt with a 64" loop. I am starting to accumulate parts and hope to build a Buildlog 2X laser cutter/engraver. The original parts list had the timing belts sourced from Econobelts - well, about a week ago they apparently stopped selling all timing belts. What timing!
    Some of the supplies I will be able to get on this site.

    OK, nothing here I guess, on the question above.

    So, if custom length MXL belts, or at least one 64" long is out of the question, would a same length XL or GT2 belt (with appropriately sized pulleys) be an acceptable substitute?
     
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    Bump for edited question.
     
  3. Robert Hummel

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    You will really only effect your max resolution with different pulleys and belts, compensation is made in micro stepping settings see the reprap calculator for a good mix to accomplish the desired micron res
    In the resources section of the forum :)
     
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    Thank you for the reply. This belt I've learned is to control the bed height, so I should be able to adapt the design to work with a different sized loop belt.
     
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    Unless SPD/SI will weld up custom lengths, the size needed is not in their current catalog or website.

    I have found a place to get the belt size I need but they are out of MXL stock right now, and the backlog may be about two months. There is also a 7 belt minmum order, but at the price quoted it is still reasonable. It is D&D Power Drive. Once they come back in stock they said they would contact me, so I will report back on the results later, hopefully positive.
     
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