Mendel OpenX Carriage Bling

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Mendel OpenX Carriage Bling by cdaringe Jan 4, 2012

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This is a drop-in replacement for the standard mendel x-carriage. It is is inspired by Buback's OpenX Carriage with the following mods:

1) Integrated belt tensioner
2) Fan mounting
3) Some silly features that I think look somewhat artsy/blingin.

The intent of the design was to incorporate the 40+mm square space to fit larger profile extruders, while giving the carriage some steez.


You'll want:
qty 8x // M4 nuts
qty 10x // m4 screws, shortish
qty 2x // m4 screws, longish
qty 2x // M4 washer PER bearing, plus some bonus you may may adjust things with
qty 6x // M3 screws (assume fan mounted!)
qty 6x // m3 nut
qty 10x // m3 washer
qty 10x // cartridge bearings

Print the "plate" file to get everything you need. Install pieces as shown in images.

I printed an older rev w/ a different fan mount in the pictures (also, with a poorly calibrated printer), but it should all still work dandy. Infact, prints are looking fantastic with this little fella now! Enjoy.

Built specifically to house my Budaschnozzle: http://reprap.org/wiki/LulzBot/Budaschnozzle

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Awesome!! can't wait to print to give this a try... the "x carriage.stl" is orientated kinda funny (vertically) is there a way to rotate it so it will print properly?

it is? :$ ooops! sorry there. well i always flip the objects with netfabb ( http://netfabb.com/basic.phphttp://netfabb.com/basic.php )

pretty easy and quick! :) just d/l and install it. works on all platforms.

I like your addition of an integrated belt tensioner on the side mount. Is there any reason why I can't print out only the side arm mount and replace my current original OpenX side mount? Did you keep the same screw hole placement on the carriage for the side arm that Buback's OpenX had?

i believe center to center they are both 24 or 25 mm...but as far as diameter i am not sure. i used m4s to mount. if your current openx uses m4, then you're in business!

note: belt to loop in from the back surface*