Z Axis - parts preparation

Step 1

Take the 5 mm thick aluminium plate and cut three rectangular plates. The dimensions for Bearing plate is 150 x 135 mm, for Motor plate 135 x 45 mm and for Bottom plate 92 x 30 mm.

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Parts:

  • 1x 150 x 135 x 5 aluminium plate
  • 1x 135 x 45 x 5 aluminium plate
  • 1x 92 x 30 x 5 aluminium plate

Step 2

Use a vice to fasten a plate firmly.

Step 3

The position and the size of the holes on the Bearing plate can be found on the following picture and on Github.

To make the slotted holes B1 and B2 first drill 8 mm holes next to each other and then use round file to make a slot. Alternatevely you can drill bigger holes in the center position of the slots.

Step 4

The position and size of the holes on the Motor plate can be found on the following picture and on Github.

Step 5

On the Bottom plate drill a two 5 mm holes in the center of the plate 30 mm apart.

Step 6

Take aluminium X profile with the groove and cut two pieces 300 mm in length.

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Parts:

  • 2x 300 mm aluminium X profile

Step 7

Take a steel round rod with diameter 12 mm and cut two pieces 270 mm in length.

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Parts needed:

  • 2x 12 x 270 mm steel round rod