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Usage of 'Anti-Backlash Nut Block for 8mm Metric Acme Lead Screw'

Discussion in '3D printers' started by Selvakumaran, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. Selvakumaran

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    Hi,

    We are planning to use 8mm ACME Lead screw for the Z-axis in our new 3d printer. When we saw the Open-builds videos with ACME lead screw, mostly they are using only 'Nut block for 8mm ACME'.

    Then what is the use of 'Anti-backlash' nut.

    For Z-axis with ACME lead screw, which one is the best - Nut block or Anti-Backlash nut block?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Rick 2.0

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    The anti-backlash nut was a recent addition to the shop and many of the videos may predate its existence. For the Z-axis on a printer its use is probably not all that relevant as there are not significant counter or inertial forces on the mechanism.
     
  3. Selvakumaran

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    ok.. Thanks for the reply..
     

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