Friday, January 18, 2013

Y Carriage

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Y Carriage
As I stated before, I didn't like the long wooden carriage to mount the print bed. I wanted to have my Y Carriage to be completely printable so one does not need to fabricate or special order a laser cut part. The design was inspired by Wire1's Mendel vitamin-less Y-carriage. The two parts will be held together with 8mm or 5/16 threaded rods.

The Y carriage is in the process of being redesigned and won't start until the 152mm x152mm heat-bed I ordered from Printrbot store arrive by mail.

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Bottom View
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Top View


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Will use LM8UU linear bearings

The pitch between the smooth rods, center to center will be 70mm apart. I chose this since there wasn't any standard dimension to choose from and also be able to fit on a print bed.