|Motor couplings....at a different angle!|
The motor couplings came out nice. They should be able to fit acme rods perfectly but I want to try using M6 rods as my lead drive.
|Had a guest over who wanted to see my 3d printer in action. Instead of firing up my Printrbot+, I figured it was a good opportunity for the mutant to print and demo. Never printed a bracelet before but it came out nice!|
Twistlet by barney
Already started redesigning the mutant, starting with the first two parts I designed for the original; the Y Idler and Y Motor. The big change was slotting the threaded rod mounts. It was a pain in the ass sliding the parts through 4 threaded rods and I always end up cutting my finger during the process.
I changed the pulley idler mount to a simpler top mount. Even with a thicker base from 6mm to 8mm, I was able to reduce the volume by 19.25%
The motor mount remained the same as before but with the slotted threaded rod mounts and thicker base. That alone reduced the volume by 14.7%
The next part to redesign will be the Z motor mounts. I also been thinking about adding a duct fan to deal with the overhangs. With the QU-BD extruder, I have very little clearance to work with so I'm going to experiment with this fan duct idea I have in mind.