3D Printer - part 2
Progress on my 3D printer continues.
I chopped out all the MDF pieces in about an hour — it helps having a complete set of plans and dimensions, and a good drop saw! I printed out some NEMA 17 stepper motor drilling templates and taped them to the wood. It's then a quick punch-drill operation and I have all the holes in the right place to mount a stepper motor.
I soon had a good pile of bits, ready to start assembly. I started with the base by gluing on the foot/stabilisers.
The X axis motor bracket and supports followed soon after. At the end of the day I was left with this collection of components and assemblies:
This weekend I tacked the printer bed. I recut the printer bed to give me a slightly larger working area and cut the linear rails to length. Working on a sheet of ex-scanner glass, I mixed up some 5 minute epoxy and glued the first end into position.