For full instructions on the three pieces that make up this modification, please see the three main repository pages located here:
Openbuilds v-slot X axis for Lulzbot TAZ 4 or 5 printers or the AO-10X ballscrew modification by piercet - X axis instructions
Openbuilds v-slot Y axis for Lulzbot TAZ 3, 4, 5 or 6 printers by piercet - Y axis instructions
Openbuilds v-slot z axis for Lulzbot Taz 4/5 Printers by piercet - Z axis instructions
That way I only have to maintain one set of instructions.
Here are a few videos of the pieces in action:
And here are pictures, lots and lots of pictures!
Openbuilds V slot Rail extrusion retrofits for Lulzbot 4/5 Taz Printers (X, Y and Z axis)
Build in 'Cartesian Style Bots' published by Tim Pierce, Jun 20, 2016.
This project shows how to use Openbuilds Vv slot extrusions and wheels to retrofit a Lulzbot Taz 4 or 5 printer. These modifications improve layer consistency, eliminate nozzle and bed sag, and allow for larger toolhead mounting. Project updates and newer accessory files may be located at http://www.thingiverse.com/piercet/designs
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution Share Alike - CC BY SA
Reason for this BuildI wanted to increase the precision and accuracy of these already very accurate 3d printers to improve my print quality
Inspired bythe lulzbot Taz series of 3d printers as seen on lulzbot.com
Qty Part Name Part Link Comments 1 60mm x 20mm Openbuilds linear extrusion 500mm http://openbuildspartstore.com/v-slot-linear-rail/ Link remove 64mm 8 bearing wheels http://openbuildspartstore.com/xtreme-solid-v-wheel-kit/ Link Other wheels would also work 10 spacers (6mm) http://openbuildspartstore.com/aluminum-spacers/ Link For non openbuilds parts, see the part list text file below 8 eccentric spacers (6mm) http://openbuildspartstore.com/eccentric-spacer/ Link 1 Gantry mounting plate http://openbuildspartstore.com/v-slot-gantry-plates/ Link 40 A bunch of 35mm, 30mm, 40mm etc. low profile M5 http://openbuildspartstore.com/low-profilescrews-m5/ Link bolts from the Openbuilds store 8 Mini V wheels http://openbuildspartstore.com/xtreme-mini-v-wheel-kit/ Link 2 40mm x 20mm x 500mm rails for Y http://openbuildspartstore.com/v-slot-linear-rail/ Link 2 20mm x 20mm x 500 rails for Z http://openbuildspartstore.com/v-slot-linear-rail/ Link 1 All the other printed and hardware parts Link see individual thingiverse pages for complete build lists.