I have seen some break here, I still believe that 3d prints can not replace metals in cases where there’s a lot of force around, going with metal on the mounts is easier, they will be smaller, and more robust but a bit more expensive
@Der6FingerJo Motivation for this build…
well this site for starters, I had a 3D Printer already, didn’t have a CNC machine, thingiverse, wanted something to cruise by city lakes after work and something to get me to the store(s) for coffee and what not.
@Acido i agree that when “pushing limits” on an ESK8 board, 3D printed parts (mainly motor mount) may not be up to snuff like its metal counterparts. How ever what it does, besides being fun to ride, gives me an inexpensive (relatively speaking) platform of introduction to the sport and will prepare for the next build.
@TheFluffiest the belt is printed with TPE. have used TPU but found it to be just a little to flexible. TPE Belts are decent as long as your not having slippage issues otherwise parts get “Paddled” down.
another note on my Drive-System…
i use a modified T5 15mm (trapezoid)
Posterity sake my final design of motor mount has over 100 miles on it and still counting. (6 reinforcement bolts help).
Example of why PLA or higher might not work out…
had a PLA mount with no bolts in Desert Palms, California last summer… was so hot, came out to car midday and found the mount looking like a banana. didn’t even have the belt on it. We dont have that problem here in Minneapolis, MN.