I’ve had time on my hands as my ball screw didn’t ship before the Chinese New Year holidays so I’ve been playing with your design. I’ve made some changes to match my requirements but I’d appreciate your feedback in case you’d already considered or tried any of these and identified issues.
I’m making most of my pieces from 15mm alu rather than the 16mm you used as I can get 15mm handier.
Bottom Mount Bearing - I’ve mounted the bearing higher in the bottom mount to get more stock under it for enhanced strength. I’m guessing you mounted yours deeper to allow for the length of the ball screw you ordered but just wanted to check if there was another reason?
As per the bottom mount bearing I’ve mounted the ball screw flange higher and the top mount bearing lower to give more strength. I’m getting my ball screw cut to allow for this. I appreciate I’ll lose some Z height as the carriage can’t rise flush to the mount, I’m sacrificing 5mm for this additional strength.
Finally I’ve changed the Z-Axis motor mount to belt linked as I can’t get the motor mount handy and I just wanted to try this. Have you any thoughts on this?
Any feedback most welcome. Thanks again for this inspiring design
BTW, you mentioned that I’m better with Fusion than you
Assemblies are just a case of learning to use the Joint command and having time on your hands. If you’re not already familiar with it I’m happy to post a short video but it’s really simple.