Hey all, I was building some 3d printers and needed mounts, worked out the price and decided to make a plate maker. Im thinking open builds XY table woth 2040 extrusion but cant think of a good Z solution. Extrusion I have 2020 X8 500mm lenghs. 2040 X4 400mm 2040 X4 350mm 2040 X4 100mm 2040 X4 150mm Idea is the XY table so each large lengh has a smaller lengh which has wheels but I would like to change this. I would also like to have my screws go threw the smaller blogs and use a linear rail. Ive kind of worked the XY but stuck on the Z. The larger 400mm lenghs and 150mm leghs are for Z and maybe for X. Im calculated enough for 2 builds depending how I go with Z. Smaler lenghs are to be used as plates basicly. Will be using T8x2 as its affordable. Will belts with wheels handle 3mm plate making? Has any one done a similar build? I need a cheaper solution for wheels of can I use u groove bearings? Should I grab open rail and u bearings? I have a lathe here, what material for them wheels? Im throw a bunch of random pics of what Im looking at, I have 2020 I cant cut for bits here and there aswell as ise for support framing. Im going to grab some aluminium rods too but no idea what to do for plates as I aint paying then prices for gantry plates. I need to many same as the wheels. Let me know if belts will be ok on X and Y. Think Il be mounting motor at top of Z and pulling the XY table up but not come up with anything yet. Will try 3d print end caps for 2040 to mount T8 nut and use my extrusion as a plate to mount too. Any help or solid advice welcomed. Where is cheapest for trapezoidal T8? I seen a video of some one make these before and mount them together. 4 lenghs of 400 4 lenghs of 350 350 for xy 400 for z 150 and 100 for carriages. Not sure though as we would have 2 Xs then lol my head trying to take alot in. I will do some moch ups when it arrives but I moched against 2020 and it looks right just not sure on Z. So im basicly making a bunch of linear actuators and going to mount 2 together to get all round movement. Not sure on spindle ect yet but 100mm there for that and T8 is cheap in 100mm.