Aluminum Arms

I alluded to the getting Bottleworks Aluminum z axis arms (http://www.bctechnologicalsolutions.com/arm-upgrade/index.html) and now I have them and they are installed.

 

Shiny New Aluminum Arms

Shiny New Aluminum Arms

The install was NOT as simple as the heated build plate install.  The instruction for the arms calls for a complete disassembly of the z axis to remove the OEM arms.  This took the better part of 2 hours (possibly some interruptions in between) but it definitely a far cry from the 10 min install for the HBP.

I am very happy with the result.  The product is very professionally made and the instructions are easy to follow.  One unexpected result is that I am getting much more consistent sticking to the build plate.  I suspect that the OEM arms were slightly flexing when the filament was getting laid down and this is no longer happening.  Some minor adjustments to the height that I am leveling at allowed the parts to pull off more easily.

Once again hats off to Bottleworks for another great product.

 

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