X-Axis Last update: 2019-08-13
The X motor seen from the backside of the machine. We also
see the Y-caterpillar carying the air-assist hoses and some
The hoses go into the U-profile which serves as reinforcement of
the X-beam in the horizontal plane, and carries the X-caterpillar
(not on this picture).
Note the u-shaped plastic guide for the lower side of the X-timing
We also see the right-side Y-timing belt with a glimpse of the
green spanner below the X-beam.
View from a different angle. The black wires which go throug the
wall are for the Y-home- and endswitches.
The Led strips under the X-beam need better glueing.
On the left side of the X-beam sits mirror 2. It is mounted to the
endplate with a L-shaped aluminium piece on which also the
X-homeswitch is mounted.
Note the slotted acryl plate and the M5 treaded rods which allow
translation of the mirror mount in X, Y and Z direction. The
mirror mount itself has only facilities to rotate the laserbeam in
the horizontal and vertical planes.
The return pully of the X-timing belt is mouted to the X-beam, NOT
to the endplate, where it might de-alineate mirror 2.