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Discussion in 'Concepts and Ideas' started by selkov, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. selkov

    selkov New
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    I would like to create a variation on the workbee. I plan to use two c-beam actuators [pre-assembled] for the side rails, and a third for the gantry. How do I attach the gantry actuator to the plates on the side actuators?
     
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    Look at the Lead builds, they use stock Openbuilds plates for those connections.
     
  3. Peter Van Der Walt

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    The C-Beam plates have through holes: You can run M5 screws through the holes, into M5 tapped ends of the Gantry beam?

    Reinforce with some corner connectors: OpenBuilds Part Store
     
  4. selkov

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    Peter,
    I considered that but as I do not have hands on I was unsure if there was sufficient overlap on the plate to do so.
     
  5. Peter Van Der Walt

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    https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/by/openbuilds - its always a good idea to test the mockups in CAD (Sketchup Make is still free and easy) :)
     
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    I tried to view the 3d model but it wont run on my pc. Downloaded the file and don't have what to view it with.
    I will try again later from home. Thanks for the resource, did not know it was there.
     
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