How the 3D printer belt failed 3D printing
The 3D Printer Belt failed 3d printing, according to a new report by The Next Web, which describes how the belt failed on the 3d Printer.
The report describes a “sudden failure” of the belt that occurred when a printer hit an unexpected bump.
“The printer was trying to print something and the print head got stuck in a small patch of rubber that was under the printer,” the report says.
“It hit a bump, it spun, and the belt broke.”
The Next’s James Delaney told Ars that the belt was “probably designed to be used with a single printer.”
The report notes that the 3,000-pound belt, manufactured by U.S. firm Fused Systems, was supposed to be a standard belt for printers with more than 100 pounds.
The company has since released a fix for the problem, which will require a redesign of the belts design.
Delaney explained that the problem was the result of a combination of “a few things, a few parts, and a few software issues.”
The problem was caused by a design issue with the belt, which is designed to use multiple printers to print a single object.
The belt is made of a metal mesh that is attached to the 3-D printer, and when a print head hits an unexpected patch of a rubber, it spins.
When a printhead hits an unknown patch of material, it’s not sure if the printhead hit the rubber patch or not.
It then rolls around in the material, spinning it, and eventually breaking.
The fix is to replace the belt.
A quick update for 3D printers.
As the 3rd update, the 3DRB belt is now a “standard belt” for printers that have 100lbs+ weight limit.
The solution is a redesign.
pic.twitter.com/KtqVx3LfZU — The Next Blog (@TheNextBlog) April 27, 2021 A few more details about the failure: The Next said that “some parts of the 3.5mm plug were not tightened enough to prevent the belt from spinning and the resulting spindle was unable to be locked.”
A spokesperson for Fused, which makes the belt for Fuse, confirmed to Ars that “a design issue” led to the failure of the design.
The spokesperson said that Fused will “work closely with 3D Systems to improve the design.”
The spokesperson did not say what design issue was responsible for the failure, but the spokesperson said Fused “worked closely with [the company] to improve” the design of the product.
The Next blog notes that while the problem is an isolated one, it could have an impact on other manufacturers’ printers.
The issue is expected to be fixed by the end of the year.
The failure has been described as “significant,” but the company is not yet able to say how many people have been affected.