Today, I made a lot of progress...
I am able to assemble the front threaded rods, back threaded rods, x-Axis smooth rods, cut the MDF board to size... Here are some of the images.
This is where is left last week. I ordered the wrong size of fender washer, so couldn't conitnue lastweek. I got the parts yesterday from mcMaster.com.Resumed the assembly...
|Front threaded rod...notice the 608 ball bearing and fender washers|
|Front threaded rod inserted between the two vertex built earlier|
|Back threaded rod assembled and in place...See the 608 bearing in the center.|
Frame is not tightened at this point of time..
|Front threaded rod - another view|
|Front threaded rods - side view from right|
|Front threaded rods - side view from left|
|Back threaded rods - side view...See the 608 bearing in the center|
|This image is with jigs snugly fit into the left verted traingle - 290mm and in between the vertex traingles - 234 mm|
I forgot take images of pre-assembly of center threaded rod in the center of the printer...This rod is to hold the z-axis smooth rods. Also in the image, you can see a washer tied to a thread. I used this as a plumb to find the center on left and right side of the printer for this threaded rod. ( i hanged the plumb from center of z-axis mount - see the u shape in the z-axis mount)
|See the z-Axis mount on the left. You can see back threaded rods at the back|
|Spacing between vertex triangles is exactly 234 mm...|
|Another view - showing the jigging process|
|Top view of the frame - showing the z-axis mounts|
|Left side - z-axis motor mount + aligning the threaded rod for z-axis smooth rods|
|Aligned the threaded rod in the center for the z-axis smooth rods. Smooth rods were not installed yet!|
|Thread tied to a washers to find the center point for threaded rod (for the z-axis smooth rods)|
|Bottom plate 145 mm X 225 mm and top plate 225 mm X 225 mm|
|You may be wondering, what is this part!!!. This is my jig of 140 mm|
|Verifying the distance between the x-axis smooth rods - 140 mm|
|Another view of using the jig of 140 mm|