02 January 2012

Cartesio: Update V0.4

A lot of things have changed as of  V0.3
So here is an update of things that have been done.
And things to do for V0.5.

As of  V0.3 there are belts in a sort of H-bot style.
It is not an actual H-bot, because there are 2 different belts for X and Y.


With this setup, the motor for the Y-axis (Toolhead going up and down over the Gantry) is not on the gantry any more.
This makes it a lot more stable at higher speeds, and the acceleration can be a lot faster.


V0.3 had some torc issues at the belts on the gantry, which are eliminated as of V0.4

The gantry linear slides have been changed to a much more stable configuration.

All parts are now within the parameters of the extruded profiles.
This means, no more parts sticking out, and you can make it a completely enclosed cabinet,

What`s up with V0.5 ?

The best thing about V0.5 is that all parts can be used for all variety of Cartesio.
This means that if you want to build one that is 1x1x1meter, you only have to get the appropriate extruded profiles, belts and Z-spindles lengths. All other things are standard.
The toolhead linear slide has been changed to a much more stable configuration.
The 2 NEMA17 motors for X-axis have been changed to 1 NEMA23. 

Things to come
I am also designing the electronics for the tool changer, and want to have as much things to mount to it noted, so I will have a good functioning design the first time around.
So what would you want to connect to it ?
No really, what do you want to connect to it?
So far I have:
  • multiple extruders(colors)
  • proxxon engraving tool
  • Pick and place
  • other type of extruders (ceramics, food, ?)
Need input....

Belt layout for Y axis