ToM third dino

by MarcusWolschon, published

ToM third dino by MarcusWolschon Dec 10, 2012


The Z stage of the Thing-o-Matic has 2 unused mounting holes in the back. Yet it only supports it's heavy extruder from the left and right using long levers.

When transporting the ToM in a vibrating vessel, maybe even non-upright, there is lots of stress on these tiny bolts. (Think of having it on it's back in the overhead compartment of a train.)

So I'm testing this to support the extruder stepper from the back with a third "dino".

Blog-posting: http://marcuswolschon.blogspot.de/2012/12/thing-o-matic-3rd-dino.html

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You may insert M5 bolts with a bit of force or cut proper threads into plastic and Z-stage and insert M6 bolts to hold super-tight.