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natko

Huxley Fold / Fold-a-Hux

by natko Nov 11, 2012
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Is there a video of this thing being unfolded/in operation? I'm considering rebuilding my main-branch Huxley into one of these at some point, but I'm not immediately seeing clean ways of keeping the Z axis perpendicular

Sorry mate, offshore Brazil at the moment no chance for a video, the adjustment is done by setting the bottom horizontal M6 rod (to the front or back) , the vertical diagonal m6 rod's (the hinged ones) should have the same gap as standard Huxley.

Gota say its really for travel and you tend to have to re-level after folding a way and packing, although suspect the Y axis bar clamps move a bit causing this more than the mechanism.

And its not perfect, tolerances when folded are a bit tight, the Z axis couplings can catch on the front feet, the feet need about 3mm rubber/felt pads other wise it does'nt fold perfectly flat, the uprights twist a bit when folded and if you use the fan shroud it can catch on the belt.

The bottom locks need to be tight, and may need little sanding so they are not slack.

I do get good prints though at 0.2mm layer