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  • X and Z Axes

    Posted on August 9th, 2015 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    It is starting to look more like a 3d printer. I made the X axis – the part in the center will move back and forth and hold the extruder (which is the part that prints the plastic.) By the way, the part in the middle was tricky – 10 bearings and lots of screws.
    The X axis slides onto the Z axis on the printer. I have it all assembled, but some of the screws are still loose until I get it all aligned just right. The X axis will move up and down as the threaded rods in the Z axis turn.
    It looks like it is getteng close to being done, but there is still plenty to do. I need to attach the motors and all of the belts, heat bed, extruder, motor for feeding the plastic, end stops, wiring, main electronics board, align everything, and then I start connecting it to the computer.

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