Sunday, 30 December 2012

Reinforced MendelMax y motor mount


Since I upgrade my Y axis  to a new slide recently I also decided to upgrade the
Y motor mount to something a bit stronger.

Plastic may be good for many things, but all that force on the motor mount from the belt under tension concerned me.

So I added some Aluminium reinforcement. 

I used a Aluminium 40x40x3 90 degree angle of 58mm length, as that is what I had in the shed.


The aluminium slips into the plastic mount.

Aluminium in the plastic mount.
Mounted on my Mendelmax. For all the work, you can hardly see it. But it now feel as solid as the rest of the machine.

For more details see http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:39665

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