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This is a replacement Y rod mount for MendelMax type printers.
I have uploaded a stl part for both normal 8mm rods as well as the larger 10mm rods.
Advantages over stock part:
Clamps rods to aluminum extrusions, ensuring more level travel
Since rods are higher, less Y carriage elevation is needed leading to a lighter carriage.
Uses little plastic. Consists of just 4 small parts.
Advantages over my V1 minimal mount:
Fewer parts/easier to assemble/easier to print
Uses M5x20 socket head screws which are already recommended for MendelMax builds. Socket heads are also easy to tighten from the side with pliers. M5x16 might work with 8mm rod, change m5_length to 16 and try.
10mm Y-rod ready, change rod_diameter to 10 and print
Release under CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0
by Thomas Fulenwider a.k.a. cobra18t
This uses configuration.scad.dist and functions.scad from Prusa's i3 project. These must be in the same folder as YMotorMnt_INV.scad. These files are found here:
MendelMax Minimal Y Rod Mount V2 (Parametric) by cobra18t is licensed under the Attribution - Non-Commercial - Share Alike license.
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