Friday, January 18, 2013

Z Holder

Here is my Z mount that will lift the X frame up and down. It is fairly simple in design, using 8mm smooth rod. I have thought about switching to 10mm instead wasn't able to locate them or they were simply out of stock so I just went with what was available.

Front View
Back View

Smooth rod clamp

The smooth rod will be held in place with a printed part.  

The pitch between the threaded and smooth rod will be 30 mm apart, center to center. I went with this configuration since it was the standard of the Prusa Mendel design. Also, this will also give the option to print out a X frame from the Thingiverse.