Bambu Lab P1P Cable Drag Chain Assembly - 5/9 Updated

Bambu Lab P1P Cable Drag Chain Assembly - 5/9 Updated

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Description

Bambu Lab P1P Cable Chain Assembly (1/9/2023)

Designed a few parts needed to attach a cable chain, similar to the one seen on the X1. The chain helps keep the USB cable and PTFE tube completely inside the P1P, which is needed if you're going to use a covered top like the glass lid on the X1, also just like the way it looks!

Latest Update

All previous updates will be posted at the bottom.

Update (5/9/2023)

*Updated File - Cable_Chain_Frame_Adapter_Front_2C to 3C

  • Added a 2 degree incline to the chain, which should help further prevent sagging.

Files

Main Files

  1. Cable_Chain_Frame_Adapter_Front_3C
  2. Cable_Chain_Frame_Adapter_Rear_2D
  3. Cable_Chain_PTFE_Clip_2B
  4. Cable_Chain_Housing_Adapter_4A
  5. USB_Cable_Cover_3E

Alternative Files

  1. Cable_Chain_Frame_Adapter_Front_Inserts
    • Uses qty 2, 5x3 mm inserts
  2. USB_Cable_Cover_Hygrometer

Print File

  • Cable Chain Build Plate

Additional Parts

Print Orientation

-Picture doesn't reflect current model numbers, use the letter to identify what is what.

Print Settings

DO NOT USE PLA, IT WILL BREAK. Please use PETG, ASA, PLA+ , etc.

I used Polylite Pro PLA+, eSun PLA+, Overture PETG

Quality

  • Please see build plate file.

Support

  • Please see build plate file.

Other

  • Bed adhesion - use brim if you're having adhesion issues

* To remove the supports for 4A, grab the bottom of the support that printed on the bed and pull it outwards and upwards, you'll need to use some force but it wont break anything.

 

Assembly

 

  • 6 x M3*6

 

  • The cable chain should be 22 links .

 

  • Push the PTFE tube though the opening and out the back side & re-insert it back into the front housing
    • I have about 2in of the tube sticking out past the part.
  • Insert the chain housing adapter 4A into place
  • Attach the male end of the chain to 4A, open all the side brackets on the chain and put the cable in, close it up.
  • Snap 2B ( the clip) onto one of the chain links and push the PTFE tube in ( I have it on the 11th link) .
    • I purposefully left the clip wider then the tube. During some testing it definitely seemed like the tube needed to be free of constraints ( especially in back right corner of the frame). The fit is tight as the clip needs to stay in place. I clipped it on horizontally then rotated it vertically

 

  • Lastly, attached 3E

Make sure to recalibrate after the chain is installed.

 

Alternative location for the hygrometer

 

If you like my designs and want to say thanks, you can buy me a coffee and help fund the filaments I need for prototyping. A donation of any amount to Buy Me a Coffee or PayPal would be greatly appreciated!

 

As always, given different printing environments, filaments, etc., prints may not work perfectly for everyone. If you are having issues please message or comment and I will try my best to resolve the issue.

 

Previous Updates

Update (4/25/2023)

*Added file - USB_Cable_Cover_Hygrometer

Update (3/29/2023)

*Updated file - Cable_Chain_PTFE_Clip_1B to 2B

  • Shortened the height of the loop.
    • Looked like it was getting to close to the underside of the frame.
  • Improved fitment with chain.

Update (2/8/2023)

*Updated file - Cable_Chain_Frame_Adapter_Front_1D to 2D

  • Simplified mounting hardware needed ( 6 M3x6).
  • Angled PTFE tube upwards slightly to help lift the chain.
  • Added a bottom support for the chain, big improvement on any sagging.
    • See 2nd picture, chain stays horizontal when fully looped 180 degrees. No sagging.
  • Integrated the chain mounting link into part 2D.
  • All screw locations are on the back now, no nuts or washers. Will be posting a version with threaded inserts soon.

*Updated file - Cable_Chain_Frame_Adapter_Rear_1C to 2C

  • Angled the PTFE tube downwards slightly, more direct path to the spool.

*Updated file - Cable_Chain_Housing_Adapter_3A to Cable_Chain_Housing_Adapter_4A.

  • Added strength, cleaner print.

Revised instructions

Update (1/31/2023)

*Updated file - USB_Cable_Cover_2E to USB_Cable_Cover_3E

Update (1/24/2023)

*Updated file - Cable_Chain_Housing_Adapter_2A to Cable_Chain_Housing_Adapter_3A.

  • Reworked the tolerances to be a tighter fit between the printhead and adapter. Substantial improvement over 2A as it reduces sag in the chain, almost none now. Because the tolerances are tighter, there is a small “break in” period ( ~30 minute print) for the part to loosen and rotate more freely.
  • Added additional support to keep the chain bending radius at 18mm. “They are designed for specific bends and such as to not harm the cable, if you design a chain wrong it could damage the cable more than not using one at all.” . 2A included this but I added another stop which subsequently increased the rigidity of the part.
  • Increased the rings thickness slightly for additional strength and added small groves for easier assembly / removal of the chain.

*Updated file - USB_Cable_Cover_1E to USB_Cable_Cover_2E

  • Users were stating the fit was unessecerally tight so I reworked it to go into place easier.

*Updated print settings for P1P OTA version 01.01.01.00

Update (1/11/2023)

*Updated file - Cable_Chain_Housing_Adapter_1A to Cable_Chain_Housing_Adapter_2A.

  • Previously file 1A was able to rotate freely at both connection points. File 2A corrects this by adding a bend radius constraint of 18mm between itself and the cable chain. Without this the cable could overbend.

Added file - USB_Cable_Cover_1E

  • Covers the cable chain connection point to the frame and USB cable.

Added file - Cable_Chain_Frame_Adapter_Inserts

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really realy hard to use after print. I had to reprint it 5 times cause every time I tried to install it the parts breaks. I had to adjust a couple of things in the slicer to make it fit. If the printer moves to the right front of the PEI the things looks like they are not as hard fixed as they should. the hole Chain Project for the p1p is a pain in the ass...
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What did you print the material in?
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Replying to @brody.bolanos :
regular PLA
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Replying to @Georgman :
regular PLA wont work, you would need to use PLA Pro/+/Tough at a minimum
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works good
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Don't it bother you that it sags too much? I printed one and it sags like that all of the time
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Replying to @magnus. :
yes its bothersome. But thats bc its not mounted correctly at the head. To mount it correctly you have to take the back cover of the toolhead, and place it inside. I updated my P1P with the enclosure kit and thats how its done then.
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Replying to @Magrin :
Ok, i will try that
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Superb thanks ! Where can I find the PTFE clip to put on the chain ? :)
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It should be one of the files you can print, it looks like you already printed one for the chain.
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So far so good :D
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fits perfectly
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Printed in ABS, perfect!
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Printed perfectly in Bambu PETG-CF and works great 👍 no issues at all.
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Looks great! It assembled without an issue.
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Fots perfect durning my test fitting.
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no issues printing, tree support was a little difficult to remove, assembled well
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