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In what axis is C-beam rigid?

Discussion in '3D printers' started by Mysterious_Wanderer, Sep 14, 2018.

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    I am looking to build a large format cantilever printer and want a very stiff z gantry. The C-beam does appear to be stiffer than v slot when force is applied in a direction that is parallel to the gantry plate. However, what about motion applied in a direction that is perpendicular to the gantry plate? I would want to mount it so the channel is facing the bed with the x rail extending from it.

    Is it stiff enough in that direction for the configuration I talked about? Or would it be necessary to mount it so the channel is perpendicular to the bed?
     
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