14 May, 2012
3D Printer RepRap Prusa 2 – 3 axis built
Posted by: Raynerd In: 3D Printer RepRap Mendel Prusa 2
Well in the little bits of time I pinch in the workshop, I`ve made more progress.
I`ve put the 6mm ply table on 225x225mm with the belt and motor in place for the Y motion:
I`ve gone for a double bearing rather than using the printed bearing holders… tough one as lots in the IRC said there bearing guides worked fine but a few said this method is better:
Bearings in position and belt grips shown:
The the x axis built and clipped into place:
Carriage running on linear bearings on the X axis
Lead screws for the z axis along with nuts and springs:
Turned down some little couplings for my lead screws as the printed ones wouldn`t hold. They are M8 one end and grub screw 5mm bore the other:
and currently as it stands:
Next job is to add the belt to the carriage and mount the motor and then I think I`ll be looking at assembling the extruder!