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Techzone Huxley LM6UU X-Carriage - larger hotend hole

by mikemike Feb 22, 2012
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I installed the x-carriage. Here is a picture of it on the printer. I made some more changes to the bearing holders. I made the bearing holders and the entire carriage smaller from my previous versions. I also switched to bronze bushings. I had a few laying around. I'll post the modified files when I get a moment.

One problem, I forgot to change and test the spacing between the rods. I think the design by DeuxVis was made for 6mm rods. I am still using the stock 1/4" rods that came with my TechZone Huxley. I managed to get it to work by not installing the 3rd bushing on the 2nd rod. This is working enou
gh to print a new one that fits better.

You should remove the M4 nut and bolt holes that are nearly touching the hotend hole. I get that you don't need those, as your hotend is not attached by a peek block ?

Apart from that, nice job. Maybe documentate a bit what hotend you are going to be using.

Also with the bearing holders that far appart, you are going to loose a lot of X travel distance. maybe try to get those as near as possible to the hotend hole ?

I trimmed the edges of the base block and I fixed an error with v2.1 not exporting to stl. I included the stl for ver 2.2

Nice job, let us know how it works.

I finally printed this. It printed fine. But I haven't tested it yet. I need to find some inexpensive 1/4" bearings to test it. In the meantime, I will try printing some PLA bushings and see how that works.

I made a 2nd version. I changed the bearing holders. The smaller ones give me more room and don't require zip ties. I removed the holes for the peek block. And included a picture of my current carriage. Once I print yours, I'll replace my old one and post more pictures.