|0. Before You Begin Assembling||4. Gantry Assembly||8. Bottom/Middle/Gantry Assembly|
|1. Sub Assembly 1||5. Top Frame Assembly||9. Heated Bed Assembly|
|2. Sub Assembly 2||6. Bottom Frame Assembly||10. Completing Frame Assembly|
|3. Extruder Assembly||7. Middle Frame Assembly||11. Wiring/Cable Management|
Instructions from the Manual
Follow the steps in order.
- NOTE If a part number has (x2) or (x6) it is referring to how many of that same part will be used throughout that step. If a step number has a (x4) or (x6) this means that the step is to be repeated four or six times throughout the assembly.
- Steps 4, 5, and 6 are repeated on the other side in Step 7.
- Also Step 12 is repeated on the other side in Step 13.
- There are four screws that are used on Sub D and Sub B totaling 8 screws with two on top and two on the bottom.
- Sub H and Sub F must be placed on the rods before parts 1007 and before Sub E are placed on the sides.
Notes from Users
- In several images from the Kickstarter campaign the extruder is depicted reversed, as in the image to the right. It is unclear why the official manual changed this orientation.
- The 2022 longest rods were hidden inside the 2010 and 2011 square frame tubes. I used the wrong ones the first time, and had to replace them with the longer ones. --Dennis Brown
- Despite Dennis Brown's admonition, I also used the wrong ones. The 2022 rods (from the Big kit) are 23 1/8" long and were both inside a 2010 frame tube. --Greg Rebholz
Step 5 & 6
- Should not be done at this stage. The video shows them being installed at a later stage. I followed the video, so I did not install them here. --Dennis Brown
- One of the tapped holes in the square bar came stripped form the factory. --Dennis Brown
Step 9 & 11 and general note
- This issue applies to all the attachment of motor and idler subassemblies to the square frame tubes. The tubes are larger than the plastic pieces that go around them. This creates a challenge for attaching them.
- Due to the tight fit of the plasic brackets to the square bar and the resulting effort that may be required to line-up the screw holes - drilling the bracket holes to a slightly larger diameter or elongating the holes with a round file will avoid stripping threads on assembly. --Mark Swales
- Consider: these steps have you bolt Sub-Assemblies B and D (the X axis motor and idler) onto Sub-Assemblies E (the metal parts #1020 and it's linear bearings)... DON'T !! Later on you will need access to the linear bearings that get covered by B & D. -- Juan J. Peña
Step 14 & 15
- Maybe with the old heater block this worked better, but with the new one there is almost no clearance of the thermister against the front linear bearing (1005) when trying to wedge the entire assembly in there. I would remove the 1005 from the head plate when installing extruder to plate. Saves frustration and possible damage to thermister when trying to wedge it in there otherwise. - T.O'Connell