Sunday, December 27, 2009

Belts and a Build Surface

Yesterday I fitted the drive belts that transmit the drive from the stepper motors to the X and Y axes.

Also fitted is the build table (clear plastic plate in the middle) which is moved by the Z axis. When the machine is running, parts are printed onto the build table layer by layer.

The Z axis lowers the build table by about 0.1mm after each layer of the part is completed.

Tomorrow: Starting on the wiring and the construction of the plastic extruder. Smoke testing is rapidly approaching :-D

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