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welding x axis makerslide

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:32 pm
by galyion
im switching to the dual x axis makerslide. i read about bolting them together ect. would there be any issue with just tig welding the two pieces together. i have no problem making custom spacers or whatever.

Re: welding x axis makerslide

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:48 pm
by Hans
When you weld, the metal keeps contracting quite a bit after it solidifies which is bad for straightness. This is especially true for aluminum with its high coefficient of thermal expansion. If you've got your heart set on welding, minimize the actual length of welds (just tack, basically) and make sure it's symmetrical.

Re: welding x axis makerslide

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:43 am
by DonaldE
one of the best suggestion i have come across

Re: welding x axis makerslide

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:20 am
by DonaldE
Yesterday i was trying to do this and Hans was absolutely right...