Difference between revisions of "EShapeoko 1.3 Assembly Instructions"

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We have tried to make these instructions as clear and easy to follow as
 
We have tried to make these instructions as clear and easy to follow as
possible. However, even with the benefit of the simplicity of the
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possible. However, even with the benefit of the simplicity of the
 
MakerSlide system, it is still a fairly complex machine, with many parts,
 
MakerSlide system, it is still a fairly complex machine, with many parts,
so the assembly can be daunting. To make it easier, we broke it down
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so the assembly can be daunting. To make it easier, we broke it down
 
into fairly small steps.
 
into fairly small steps.
  
 
We welcome questions, corrections, and suggestions for improvement.
 
We welcome questions, corrections, and suggestions for improvement.
  
These updated instructions apply to the previous versions of the kits too,
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The instructions aim to cover all options and features, including some
with some limitations (for instance, the upper NEMA 23 hole pattern may
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alternate motor mounting options and belt and idler configurations.
not be present on earlier motor plates).  The instructions aim to cover
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all options and features, including some alternate motor mounting options
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and belt and idler configurations.
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The only material changes from the previous version of the instructions
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Compared to version 1.2, the Z axis has been updated, with a new motor
affect the X carriage, where the bolts have been reversed, and assembly
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plate and a new type of bearing. This simplifies assembly considerably.
starts with the front plate. This should give more clearance for
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different spindle mounting systems.  For dual X rail with aluminium
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spacers, the instructions also eliminate the trial-and-error step in
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determining the set of washers that match the spacing of the V-wheels to
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that of the two rails (when bolted together).
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During the build, please pay attention to the washers: follow the
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During the build, it's easier to keep the small parts in their bags
instructions exactly.
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until needed.
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Please pay attention to the washers: follow the instructions exactly.
  
 
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* [[EShapeoko 1.3 Assembly: Z leadscrew|Z leadscrew]]
 
* [[EShapeoko 1.3 Assembly: Z leadscrew|Z leadscrew]]
 
* [[EShapeoko 1.3 Assembly: Z motor|Z motor]]
 
* [[EShapeoko 1.3 Assembly: Z motor|Z motor]]
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* [[EShapeoko 1.3 Assembly: Z rail|Z rail]]
 
* [[EShapeoko 1.3 Assembly: Spindle mounts|Spindle mounts]]
 
* [[EShapeoko 1.3 Assembly: Spindle mounts|Spindle mounts]]
 
* [[EShapeoko 1.3 Assembly: X belt|X belt]]
 
* [[EShapeoko 1.3 Assembly: X belt|X belt]]
 
* [[EShapeoko 1.3 Assembly: Y belts|Y belts]]
 
* [[EShapeoko 1.3 Assembly: Y belts|Y belts]]
 
[[File:EShapeoko_v1.3_s.png|900px]]
 

Latest revision as of 23:00, 20 April 2017

We have tried to make these instructions as clear and easy to follow as possible. However, even with the benefit of the simplicity of the MakerSlide system, it is still a fairly complex machine, with many parts, so the assembly can be daunting. To make it easier, we broke it down into fairly small steps.

We welcome questions, corrections, and suggestions for improvement.

The instructions aim to cover all options and features, including some alternate motor mounting options and belt and idler configurations.

Compared to version 1.2, the Z axis has been updated, with a new motor plate and a new type of bearing. This simplifies assembly considerably.

During the build, it's easier to keep the small parts in their bags until needed.

Please pay attention to the washers: follow the instructions exactly.

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