M2 Bed Y Extension

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msonst
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M2 Bed Y Extension

Post by msonst » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:33 am

Hi,

has anyone thought about extending the bed in Y axis yet?

BR Michael

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zemlin
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Re: M2 Bed Y Extension

Post by zemlin » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:59 am

I've thought about making a built plate with a 3/4" bump on the right side side, but haven't given the Y axis much thought.

msonst
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Re: M2 Bed Y Extension

Post by msonst » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:55 am

Hi Zemlin,

yea this also came to my mind as there is around 2cm space on the right.
It could be done at the same time as the carrier needs to be remodeled anyways.

From what I see the following items would need a retouch (top down):
  • Glass plate
  • Alu bed
  • Bed heater
  • Spider
  • rail
  • belt
  • Z Stage
Maybe firmware modifications are required as well.
I'm not sure whether the electronics for the heater would support a bigger heating element.

It's a bit work, but I think especially with the cheap prices for CNC at Alibaba it could be worth it.

Michael

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