I see folks having loose Molex connections on the X gantry and this causing problems during a cut. As a precaution I put strain relief/support on mine.
I am simply sharing the idea here that some sort of strain relief may help with machines set up like mine (sans drag chains). I printed these supports and they work well for my needs. The wires are secured to the support stalks with cable ties and were done in a way to hold the cables at a point where the cross section was uniform. No patent here, I am sure others can come up with their own solution. (putting this on the FB Group as well)
I have tried to upload the files on the Official Facebook Group. But in usual FB style, no luck. This is the message I get: “To prevent any misuse, we’ve temporarily restricted your ability to use this feature on Facebook. You can try again later.” Meanwhile I will attach them here.
There are four printer files (.3mf) in the attached zip file. They work extremely well with the Prusa printer slicer software but should work well with others. Print the upper and lower stalks and horizontals and glue them together.
All I ask is that you post photos here of your completed print and install. Zip file.zip (226.3 KB)
Good that you managed to post your files - thank you but in the meantime,I experienced a mid-cycle offset issue which on reflection may have been caused by flexing of the x-axis cable causing a connection issue so I knocked up my own based on your idea ( ) before I saw your files. Here is my attempt(not as print-time efficient as yours)…
PS: But that does not prevent that the permanent motion of the CNC component moves a connector that is not made for that It’s just the strain relief on the pin’s individual crimping output that are relieved with these connector housings, but not on the connector sticking in the socket. So the need to retrofit strain relief remains.