Molds for Tiko Anti-Backlash WeightsBy Cults on September 20, 2019 21:32
Mold for creating weights that can be used with a Tiko 3D printer. Inspired by the post by Pratyeka on the [Tiko forums](https://forum.tiko3d.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1202), read that for more info on using weights to reduce the TIko's backlash. There are also easier and cheaper ways to add weight, but I was just looking for an excuse to try metal casting in a 3D printed mold.
For more info on the metal casting process, I describe the process in the following blog post: http://thrinter.com/metal-casting-with-a-plastic-printer/
There are some slots to embed magnets in the weights, but they're optional. The slots outside of the mold hold the interior magnets in place. It uses 4mm diameter magnets ([4mm*](http://www.banggood.com/20pcs-N40-D4X4mm-Neodymium-Magnets-Rare-Earth-Strong-Magnet-p-972809.html?p=EY011634303112016018), [6mm*](http://www.banggood.com/20pcs-N40-D4x6mm-Neodymium-Magnets-Rare-Earth-Strong-Magnet-p-972805.html?p=EY011634303112016018), [10mm*](http://www.banggood.com/50pcs-N35-Super-Strong-Disc-Magnets-4mm-x-10mm-Rare-Earth-Neodymium-Magnets-p-1000661.html?p=EY011634303112016018)).
Filling the mold with [Wood's Metal*](http://amzn.to/2m0Sjgg) creates a weight around 150g. The actual weight needed seems to depend on the motor, in my printer the weight needed is different for each motor.
Printer - Eustathios
Filament - [Sainsmart Transparent Green TPU*](http://amzn.to/2lKYQdS)