Assembling the Z-axis

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bubblehead
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Assembling the Z-axis

Post by bubblehead » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:18 am

I found it easier to assemble the Z-axis plate and assembly in a different order than shown on the wiki.

Assemble the z-axis motor, threaded rod, coupler, and bearing plate as shown. But before attaching the z-axis makerslide, thread the delrin nut onto the threaded rod and run it to the middle.
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Attach the maker slide:
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Slide the z-plate onto the maker slide, align the delrin nut and bolt together:
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DanMc
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Re: Assembling the Z-axis

Post by DanMc » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:48 am

I think I did mine in a similar order. I felt like it was easier to align that way

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Re: Assembling the Z-axis

Post by edwardrford » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:43 pm

Good thinking guys. I added a link to this topic on the wiki.
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