Cantilever Style X-Carriage
by eatkabab, published
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Makes printing easier to watch, designed for Wades, maintains mounting plate for extruder cooling, allows ext head to breath better, leaves room for backside fan to maintain look.
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 http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:48548
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