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Z Axis - Sliding Parallel Table

Posted by Mogal 
Re: Z Axis - Sliding Parallel Table
December 15, 2018 03:04AM
I made some experiments with the 'parallel bar' cantilevered bed this summer, but focussed more on the cloverleaf-cable drive portion of the setup. One obvious lesson is, that the frame has to be sturdy, otherwise you can't tighten the cable enough.

I have plans to rebuild my CoreXY with the parallel bar at least, but 12 working-hours a day don't leave much room for tinkering...
Re: Z Axis - Sliding Parallel Table
February 11, 2019 11:09AM
Well, I have the printer up and running.
Works amazing! Accuracy is great!

Only complaint with it so far is the E3D extruder keeps plugging up.
About 4 times now, but it is easy to clear out.

I do like that the print bed is a lot more stable with the sliding knot. BUT, going with the dual
Z axis is still the way to go. I may upgrade in the future, but see no need to really.

When the power is turned off, the table does have a tendency to drop slowly.

Everything was printed in black PLA at 200c and 0.2mm layer heights except the eye pieces, they are 0.15mm.





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/11/2019 11:20AM by Mogal.


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Custom all metal CoreXY
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- 330mm x 360mm x 500mm
- 750w Silicon heater

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Re: Z Axis - Sliding Parallel Table
February 11, 2019 12:02PM
That looks pretty good!


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