P3Steel Extras

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Introduction | Bill of materials | Proteins | Vitamins | Painting the steel frame parts | Main steel frame assembly | Y-axis assembly | X-axis assembly | Connecting X-axis and Z-axis | Motor assembly | X and Y-axis motions | Heated bed assembly | Extruder assembly | Electronics and wiring | Extras

There are a few extra items that can be added to the basic P3Steel assembly that make its use more effective:

Small bed leveling thumbwheels (low profile)

These small low profile thumbwheels with an embedded M3 nyloc nut make bed leveling so much easier that they are considered almost essential (only 3 or 4 are needed, depending on the P3Steel frame version assembled).

Small, low profile bed leveling M3 thumbwheels for P3Steel.

The essential heatbed leveling thumbwheel here shown installed.

Note that larger thumbwheels may not fit in the narrow space available under the P3Steel Y-carriage. These are tested and fit (Thingiverse 39459).

Front and back vibration dampening feet

If you use the P3Steel with its frame directly in contact with any surface you'll notice that it vibrates and rubs the surface, eventually wearing it. These small printed feet have been specifically designed to solve this problem (Thingiverse 532424).

P3Steel front foot.

P3Steel back foot, installed.

P3Steel foot with felt pad.

Press the P3Steel frame firmly into the grooves of the feet to install them. Either a silicon or felt pad can be glued underneath.

Filament spool holder

Again, you can live for a short while without this part but sooner or later you are going to add it to your P3Steel!