Cantilever Style X-Carriage
by eatkabab, published
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