Posts Tagged ‘linear’

X-axis mounted

November 20th, 2011 No comments

As you know I’m using the DELTRON Linear LRS3-1. It is wider than the Bosch frame ( 40mm ) and it is not in the center of the printer. I have mounted it with only two of the 4 bolts.  Loosen the two nuts and slide the X axis extrusion straight down. Clamp you slide and mark, and drill your pilot holes. Drill with 4.5mm drill bit and tap with a 5mm thread. I used a 20mm Inbus to bolt it to the extrusion and fasten it to the frame.


Ok, I’ll do this  to save another post with corrections:

I replaced the motor that is in the above pictures with another I had on hand:

The reason being, that last night when I hooked up the stepper drivers it was underpowered and stalled after numerous attempts to tune the motors. Also after a brief period of correct tuning I tested  some macro in Mach3 and the motor got very hot, very quick. So it was not meant to be.

The new one performed perfectly right off the start.



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Z-axis Returns…

November 15th, 2011 2 comments

I have been testing resin and beautifying the printer, BUT I need to do some useful work. Say “Hello” to the:

For those that have good memory it might seem familiar.

Just a simple bolt on job. A lot of things have not been as easy as this in a while.

1. Take a NEMA17 bipolar motor.

2. Find a motor mount ( flange is 42mm x 42mm with bolt pattern 31mmx31mm ) for NEMA17 ( I begged A LOT a friend of mine that was once going to build a CNC Mini Mill, but ended up only a “Spinner” ).

3. Bolt the motor to the flange and file down the bolts of the motor to be flush with flange.

4. Source a 4mm x 5mm motor coupler from Ebay and secure it to the motor shaft (5mm)

5. Get 4  M3 x 16mm bolts and bolt the flange with motor onto the THK linear.

6. Carefully place the linear and motor on the upright and stand back.

7. Admire the work you’ve done. Now try to source M3.5 Imbus ( allen head ) bolts.

The pictures are in a new shade of pink – my wife likes them better that way. Right! Until I get back my camera from my wife I’ll use an old Sony with the “pink” bug. Hope the female audience will be attracted to the project because of it.




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Pictures of the Z axis

August 12th, 2011 2 comments

Once I have a “Clean slate” to build on, might as well use it for some photos:

Z axis THK KR2001a-0200L


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