Ultimetal New Gantry System

The ultimaker style gantry had racking problems if the cables weren’t perfectly tensioned. Many methods were tried to make a easy way of tensioning the belts. It was decided to just design a simpler xy gantry.

new-gantry-xy-system

The y axis is positioned using the belt system on both side using the rotating shafts with the pulleys.

new-design

From this picture you can see the fan duct cooling system which will blow air to cool parts.

new-upper-shaft-mount

Newly designed upper z axis linear shaft mount with 608 bearing mounting to centre the leadscrew. A adjustable endstop mount attached to the shaft.

new-extruder

Redesigned direct drive bowden extruder. Much more compact then previous versions.

cutaway-extruder

Cutaway of the internal of the extruder.

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