3D Printer Project: Fabrication #6

I'm trying to finish up the fabrication and assembly steps of the printer quickly so that I can move on to test runs.  I finished assembling the Z axis structure this week and mounted it in the frame.  I probably over-engineered it a bit, but the stiffness of the table is very critical to the precision of the print.  I can always go back lighter an cut out more metal.

Unfortunately my cable routing scheme interferes with the Z axis motor, so I'm going to have to drill new holes to route the cables. The Version 2 design has the X/Y plate flipped which will make cable routing *much* easier.  

Next steps are to CNC mill the aluminum build plate assembly and extruder motor assembly.  I've 3D printed a mockup of the head mounting plate to test the design:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on March 28, 2015 and filed under Projects, CNC Machining, 3D Printers.