Cantilever Style X-Carriage
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Are you referring to the printbot style one I made and had on youtube? The one with wooden planks? It's a very simple design. I basically taped two even planks of wood together very tightly and drilled some even 8mm holes for some cross rods. Screwed everything together once done then used most of the Prusa 2 parts and made a new X-carriage which is this one. I don't have any organized designs for it. I just decided to construct it one random Sunday when I got upset at the limited print envelope of the Prusa 2. Since then I've sold all my printers and don't have any although I'm hoping to work with some 3D Bio printers soon.
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I designed this mainly because I was rebuilding my prusa into something else and didn't like the restricted viewing angles. Watching the printer print is fun and should be easier to see. I like the Wades and the J-Head mounting plate for cooling so I kept those.
Z threaded rod spacing from the smooth rod is the same as a Prusa reprap. X distance spacing is totally arbitrary and can be scaled to your liking.
This is made to use the existing hardware from a Prusa: 8mm smooth rods and 4x LM8UU bearings. Assembly is pretty straight forward when you take a look at the pictures. You will need two 30mm M3 screws or something similar as a replacement.
NOTE: You will have to drill two holes specifically to mount because I find it to give me a better fit than my sorta measurement guesswork. I didn't just want to put an enlarged hole on it. Use a nail file to file out the belt mount a little cleaner...
Un-manifolded SketchUp files included should you choose to edit to your liking. All input greatly appreciated.
Smooth rod holders inspired by thingiverse.com/thing:48548
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