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Vertical X-Carriage for PBC Linear Slide

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Vertical X-Carriage for PBC Linear Slide by MishaT Dec 22, 2012
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Summary

I have since moved on to a different design, while this mount worked well for me for almost a year, it limits access for necessary maintenance. I will keep it up here, but recommend exploring other options.

Here is what I am currently using on the same slide:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:291980


This is for anyone that converts to the PBC linear slide but wants to keep using the popular Jonas Kuehling's Greg's Wade extruder.

Works only with the J-Head Mrk IV-B or another equally tall hot-end. For shorter hot-ends the shelf on the mounting plate needs to be moved lower and the cold end made taller for the motor to clear the carriage. I have uploaded the SolidWorks file for easy modification. There are too many hot ends out there to make a one size fits all solution since the shorter the hot-end the taller the extruder body has to be for the motor to clear the carriage. This is more of a personal solution for my specific set of hardware as a stop-gap until I move to a micro extruder.

For a fan mount to go with this carriage see:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:38893

Instructions

You will have to print a modified extruder body, I attached one sliced for .25 mm but you can render your own from the attached OpenSCAD file. I only changed two major things: set elevation = 13 from the default 2, and set motor_mount_rotation = 0. You only need to print a new extruder body; idler, gears, and hardware are all the same.

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