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Mounting my Z axis
« on: May 30, 2017, 07:26:28 PM »
Some time back I showed that I could set up the Banggood Z axis onto my laser cutter but at the time the mounting was just a hack so I could show that I could make it work.

After seeing the new mount that Banggood has for mounting the laser on their newer kits it got me thinking - that it would be nice to have a mount the the X gantry that I could put different units onto so I designed one the other day and have finished printing it and put the whole system together.

I have a mounting bracket that mounts onto the gantry so I can put a mounting plate onto it and have a little room for the screw heads, and I put 4 screws on the sides so I could lock the plate down when it was in place. The first picture shows the plate on the X gantry and you can see where I have space to put the side nuts into the plastic. And the second shows the mounting plate sitting in the mount with nothing attached.Then I put the mounting plate onto the Z axis unit and attached it. And last I mounted the laser onto the Z axis unit for a complete system.

Is it perfect? NO - the whole mounting system should have been a little wider because the screw heads from the Z axis unit didn't have quite enough clearance in side the holder, no enough to make it now work but if I were to do it again I would make everything a little wider. I also plan to do another plate for just a laser if there is a time that I don't want the Z axis.

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Re: Mounting my Z axis
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2017, 07:50:52 PM »
What is the print material? Heat tolerant?
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Re: Mounting my Z axis
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2017, 07:52:30 PM »
Very nice Bill...!!!
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Re: Mounting my Z axis
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2017, 08:03:12 PM »
I printed the parts with ABS so it should take the heat well.
Laser: was an A3 2.0w TTL L6 Z axis now 2'x3'
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Re: Mounting my Z axis
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2017, 08:18:07 PM »
Looks good.

I swear I saw the aluminium slide mount on banggood for $8 at one point, cannot find it though.
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Re: Mounting my Z axis
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2017, 09:25:42 AM »
A guy on thingiverse asked me if i had a design for this bill, I have pointed him to the forum, or you could share the stl or upload it, wanna help the guy out ?


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Re: Mounting my Z axis
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2017, 11:03:50 AM »
A guy on thingiverse asked me if i had a design for this bill, I have pointed him to the forum, or you could share the stl or upload it, wanna help the guy out ?

I updated the design to fix the screw head clearance (but I am still going to use the original)
So here are the STL files for the mount and the plate for the Z axis. Have not done the plate for the laser yet. I will also include the scad file so anyone can change the hole pattern. As an old time 'C' programmer most of the parameters for this are variables and easy to change.
Laser: was an A3 2.0w TTL L6 Z axis now 2'x3'
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Re: Mounting my Z axis
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2017, 11:18:25 AM »
Cheers mate, I uploaded to thingiverse with credit to you, I hope you don't mind. If you do have a thing against thingiverse, let me know and its outta there. It would not let me send files in a message to the guy.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2356800

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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2017, 11:42:32 AM »
I have no problem with them, just never set up an account.
Hope it can help someone else as much as me.
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2017, 12:00:06 PM »
So far .. 15 views, 2 downloads and its been added to a generic scad collection.
i like watching traffic on the analytics page.
Its easy to use and setup an account if you do want to.
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Re: Mounting my Z axis
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2017, 05:25:20 PM »
Like & Download for my incoming project.

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Re: Mounting my Z axis
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2017, 08:59:49 PM »
Liked. awesome design
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