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MendelMax Z axis mounts and clamp

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MendelMax Z axis mounts and clamp by AlephObjects Jan 13, 2012
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MendelMax Z axis mounts and clamp by AlephObjects is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

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We made a redesign of the Z-axis parts as we wanted to beef up the Z axis mounts. The Z motor mount was beefed up as the original was a bit thin and cracked a bit too easy. The bottom Z mount was more stable and is able to hold a 608 bearing for an 8mm drive shaft. The bottom Z mount was also moved from sitting on the table surface and M5 nut captures were added. The z clamp are also different as they are a little shorter than the standard Mendelmax Z-clamps.

All of the hardware is the same except you will need two extra M5 10mm screws for the bottom Z-mount. We used x4 M5 14mm screws for the clamps. The M5 14mm screws were actually what we had to use with the standard parts so you may already longer screws there.

Update 2/15/2012
Added Solidworks files

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Great redesign. One issue: I was able to load the upper and lower Z mount stl files but not the Z clamp.

Could you please tell me, how long the distance from the top z mount hole to the ball bearing of your mount is?

Thank you very much

Any chance we could see versions of these for 10mm rods?

That's funny looking shape, did you by any chance do FEA on those parts and optimize them?

These are actually the same clamp as what is on the MendelMax but not as long. As far as I know there has been no reports of that clamp type breaking. We'll keep an eye on them though. :)

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