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Revisited VAT Holder and Tilt

September 30th, 2011 3 comments

So, Here is the finished revisited VAT Holder and tilt:

This is my 150mm X 150mm regular Soda-Lime green glass test piece ( until my borosilicate 5.5mm glass arrives ).

Slide the Aluminum extrusion profile from the BOM of the VAT Frame Cont. post and First Stab at VAT… over the edge and:

Secure the Glass with the help of the Hex grub screws of the Glass Shelf Holders.

Leave some spacing for a bracket that will be hooked up to the VAT tilt linear slide and motor.

Take some measurements and draw a horizontal line on the L-shape profile from the BOM:

Keep the aluminum and glass holders tight and leveled parallel to the L-shape profile.

I am using 4mm bolts (they will be cut to length later), so drill with 4.2mm bit. This leaves some room for adjustments ( about 0.3mm ) in all directions.

Once both sides are done line them up and tighten slightly. Use some soft foam (or thin rubber strips, or folded paper etc.) to pad the glass in the aluminum profile. Be careful not to break the glass. Place it on a flat surface (see Build Base ) and level.

I will choose one of these three springs based on trial and error:

First is stiff, second is soft and springy, third is a little short and stiff. The washers are M4 – 18mm X 1mm.

Done! Have a productive day!

P.S. Wear eye protection when working. Be safe!


VAT Frame cont.

September 14th, 2011 1 comment

This, I hope to be a fairly good VAT frame idea, otherwise it is back to the bathroom… LOL


7.5mm x 1mm  – “U”-shape aluminum extrusion -  1 meter long

15.3mm x 27mm x 1.5mm – “L”-shape aluminum extrusion – 1 meter long

15.3mm x 27mm x 1.5mm – “U”-shape aluminum extrusion – 1 meter long

21.5mm x 25.4mm glass shelf holder – look for one with inside measurements (8.2mm) for 8mm glass – 4 pcs

Assorted springs for your flying-spring-eye-poking pleasure in multiples of 4.

The 7.5mm x 1mm U-shape extrusion has an inside measurement of around 6mm – perfect for my Borosilicate glass VAT floor of 5.5mm. The glass holders have hex grub screws that will hold the 7.5 profile with the glass.

This is how it will look when assembled:

Just to remind you what the render looks like – In white this time. Wooow! Uuuu! Aaahhh!:



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