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Mask all the threaded holes on the bedplate.
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Update drawing to specify masking dots be placed on both sides of each threaded hole in the bed plate so that powder coat does not interfere with assembly or conductivity where applicable.

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kent created this task.Nov 16 2018, 1:21 PM
kent triaged this task as Wishlist priority.
kent created this object with edit policy "LulzBot Hardware Products (Project)".
west added a comment.Nov 20 2018, 11:44 AM

The drawings call out masking the threads prior to powdercoat

kent added a comment.Nov 20 2018, 11:55 AM

@west this is true, however, we have heard that this is difficult and time consuming to manufacture for our suppliers. Not only that, but the method used to mask the threads is not always very effective. The idea here is that putting a masking dot onto every threaded hole on both sides is easier and more effective than putting in plugs. This is especially true for the holes that mount the bed washers, since they have a masking dot on one side and not on the other which makes it hard for the plug to stay in there during powder coating.

@kent i think the biggest issue with putting a masking dot on every hole is that the cosmetics will be negatively affected.
I see no reason that this would cause mechanical or electrical issues, however it could potentially introduce EMI/ESD issues.

I think either we pay the cost of chasing threads in house, or pay the cost of having our supplier plug the threads as they have traditionally done.

Steven claimed this task.Nov 21 2018, 8:24 AM

@jessica can you check with our supplier and see if this will help them?

west added a comment.Dec 6 2018, 7:58 AM

@jessica already has checked and this changed would actually be painful, but they are looking into other options

kent added a comment.Dec 10 2018, 8:59 AM

this changed would actually be painful

Any idea why?

Steven closed this task as Wontfix.Jan 9 2019, 12:39 PM

@kent I'm going to close this out as the supplier that this was originally discussed with will not be supplying metal for Quiver.