So, for long time I wanted to make a modular system for x-carriage. To be able to swap hotends, extruders, to attach laser, pen or a dremel tool fairly easily. I came up with this design. It's still work in progress. But the E3D setup works fine.
The extruder part is based on https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2469435 . So any addons should fit.
The backplate is designed to take brass 3mm m3 threaded inserts to mount stuff:
All of modules are screwed using machine m3 (mainly 10mm) bolts.
The x-tensioner also fits standard MK8 extruder setup from ANET A8.
Next step is to add connector to make electronics modular but I still have some thinking to do before publishing anything.
UPDATE 01 - 23.10.17
Fan Holder - increased clearance (6mm) between the radial fan and backplate to better accommodate "Mistral 2.1a" fan duct: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2121279
UPDATE 02 - 27.10.17
Dial indicator - added. For accurate bed levelling.
UPDATE 03 - 29.12.17
BLV Mod update: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2567757
I added the backplate mount for the BLV Mod. It's a simple design to be mounted on single MGN12H block. Belt clamp integrated.
titan extruder mount added. To make it work with the mistral fan an extender was added.
- Electronics decoupler added. Standard gold-pin in 2,54 raster PCB. The PCB dimensions: 30x20,5 mm. Ale screwed together using M2 bolt.
details in renders and pictures.
UPDATE 04 - 23.02.18
UPDATE 05 - 21.03.18
UPDATE 06 - 19.08.18
- Added Titan AERO mount (adapter - mount is the same as for standard Titan) and Titan Aero fan shroud (ninja fan).
UPDATE 07 - 06.12.18
UPDATE 08 - 15.01.19
- Released source files. Both step and fusion archive available. Released as-is. Have fun :)
Printed from Devil Design PET-G. Holes to mount the SC8UU are filled with 1layer of plastic for better printability. Need to be removed after print.