How to Extend Printrbox X Axis

Intro: How to Extend Printrbox X Axis

How to extend your x axis printer area , so you can print larger objects.

Step 1: Tools&Materials

Rods:
8MM Diameter, 3' Long
http://www.mcmaster.com/#

Rod support:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:121820

Heavy!! Fishing String:
(some sports store, needs to be ~100lb)

Screw x6 - use the ones that came with the printer
Screw Driver
Hammer
metal plate -light weight
Wood plate - lightweight
Spring x4 - the one that came with the printer
Lubricant

Step 2: Build

Step 1:
Use a hammer to hammer in one end of the rods into the rod support.
Step 2:
Lubricate the rod and place it in the cylindrical ball bearing sliders.
Step 3:
Hammer in the 2nd side of the rod support.
Step 4:
Hook the fishing line on both ends of the rod support and make it taught.
Step 5:
Place the wooden board then the metal board with springs in between them. Then screw the platform in with the rod supports.
Step 6:
Calibrate the max X size of the print and calibrate the height of the printer.
Step 7:
Then you are dinished and ready to print large objects up to 1.5 ft.

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    jongscx

    4 years ago on Introduction

    You need to specify which hardware version this is for. Not just for us now, but for anyone coming along in the future who finds this on a google-search.

    I wish I could take everything apart, but that would mess up the calibration and I would have to get more fishing line string.
    Everything is same as the instructions that comes with the printer. All it is, is a longer metal rod and the plastic rod support pieces.

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    craftclarity

    4 years ago on Introduction

    This could use some more photos. Would love to see how you did it and the results from the work....!