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Replicator Dual X Axis Cable Chain With Support Track

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This is my variation on an X axis cable management chain. I had the inevitable X motor cable failure, and I wanted a way to make this a more controllable area of my printer.

All the chains I found on Thingiverse either were too tight, let the cable bend too much, or had no support method for the chain.

Here is my variation on an overly abundant theme.

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All these parts were meant to be printed without support or rafts.

I needed 12 links of the main chain part, 1 of each end, and 1 support track.

The top part screws to the X motor mount with a 10x3mm screw.

Train your wires where you want them and use a zip tie in the provided holes. Thread another zip tie through the support track and the bottom connector. Hold the support track where the chain just misses the Y motor with the gantry all the way against the Y limit switch. Drill 2 3mm holes for the track, and use 2 20x3mm screws and nuts on the inside. Now tighten the bottom zip tie, and add another on the lower track.

  • 3D model format: STL

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