Preliminary files specs and drawings
The primary file
has been replaced with
Cr-10S_X axis Support_rev 6 v39.stl
Holes on the far left and the far rigth (frontal view) has been updated.
The smaller holes in the file STL_Cr-10S_X_axis_Support_rev_6_v38_v2.stl
must be altered to a diameter big enough to fit the flat head screws.
PLEASE MEASURE YOUR X-AXIS ALIGNMENT BEFORE INSTALLING!
Measure from the bed to each side of the x-axis to determine if the x-axis is out of alignment.
Proper alignment can be done by adjusting the screws that are attached to the dovetail nuts, and the inner whell nut on left side(extruder side).
After installing, ensure the alignment is the same.
This construction will only give rigidity to the X-axis, not aling the axis.
Will be updated asap
Please use whatever your preferences are.
Supports are recommended to keep geometry and offset surfaces correct.
With PLA 35% infill, 0.12mm layer height/resolution, these parts weighs about 97 grams.
100% infill is recommended.
ABS is preferred material.
Before mounting, please measure the actual slack when the extruder is all to the right, and with the Z axis stepper go 10mm up and down, to get a feel of the slack.
A scheme will be availble to gather information on this designs benefits and disadvantages.
All to update the design further
The design will be able to be bolted together or glued. A cable tie slot (4mm wide) is used to assemble and align, and to kepp the parts together when tightening or gluing the parts together.
All three nuts on the extruder carriage needs to be removed.
The two bolts on the leftside of the extruder bracket needs to be removed.
Ensure the X axis is supported by an item or cable ties.
Before any action, please ensure good lighting and work conditions.
Ensure a stable platform and workspace.
2mm Allen Key
2.5mm Allen key
3 mm Allen Key
M5 Lock Nut
3.8x200mm Cable Tie (min. lenght=200mm)
1- Loosen the inner guide wheel on the right side x-axis bracket.
2- Remove filament.
3- Remove the filament guide and E-stepper motor by removing four small screws.
(2mm Allenkey, 2.5 mm Allenkey)
3- Loosen the two small screws holding the Z-axis thread guide, on the extruder bracket
4- Remove the three nuts holding the extruder bracket, and pull the two left side bolts out.
(8mm spanner, 3mm Allenkey)
5- Gently remove the extruder bracket
6- Gently remove the inside spacer and the wheel.
7- Slide the 'red' part onto the inner spacer on the inner wheel on the left side x-axis.
8- Twist the support in and onto the bracket, to align the left side top wheel bolt holes.
9- Insert a spacer previously removed, onto the printed part.
10- Mount wheels and extruder bracket, and then mount the extruder to the bracket, tighten
the small screws on the Z-axis rod. Please ensure all bolts and nut are reasonably
11- Remove leftside x-axis bracket top wheel.
(8mm spanner, 3mm Allenkey)
12- Remove the inner screw, that holds the dovetail nut inside the x-axis frame.
13- Slide the 'Grey' printed part into the 'Red' part and onto the leftside bracket.
Secure the parts with a calbe tie, using the designed slots.
14- Insert a spacer to the printed part, and re-mount wheel and the inside screw again.
15 - Insert M5x30 Bolt to the printed parts, ensure a reasonably good torque.
How I did
Fusion 360, modelled the CR-10S completely in Fusion 360, and took the geometry from the model.