Posts Tagged ‘vat’

Itching to publish!

November 29th, 2011 6 comments

Here it is! The VAT Tilt test X-axis. Did only a few layers, but watch the VAT tilting:

Good Night for me and Good Morning to the other side of the planet!

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VAT-Tilt connection

November 29th, 2011 No comments

It is one of the least, but not last thing left to do. The VAT to Tilt to X axis connection.

This is going to be long. Time me if you want. Start:

Mark 7mm from each sideĀ  ( you can pick another number as long as it is a sacred one ).
Drill with M4 bit and a vacuum cleaner at this point to avoid getting chips in unwanted places and shortening something.

Assembled an L shape bracket with a bolt like so:

Cut 2 x M4 threaded rod pieces in 125mm lengths:

Assemble the rods and L shape into:

Bend the rods to be perpendicular to the Meccano piece:

Now attach the Meccano piece with some M5 Inbus:

I had to recenter my X- axis to be in the center of the rods.

Finally bolt together, tighten and adjust with top lock nuts.


Phew! That was a fast one. Took me longer to stop and take photos, than to actually assemble.



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VAT-Frame correction

November 29th, 2011 No comments

I have missed something during the VAT-Frame build. Someones sharp eye pointed it out.

Between the U shape profile VAT base and the L shape sides of the VAT frame there are small screws that protrude.


It is a set screw with a M4 collar. It is used to set the VAT to be parallel and at a specific start distance from the build base.

This is what it looks like only smaller:

The inside diameter is M4, but the screw itself is M2.5 thread. The bolt is 30mm x M2.5

Sorry! and Thanks for pointing that out.


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