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3. Gantry


The gantry is configurable for an AWD version and a 2WD version. The major differences between the two configurations are the rear idler mounts. On AWD configurations, they have additional NEMA17 stepper motors integrated in the design, replacing the idler bearings.


Belt tensioning

Video tutorial

The video tutorial below depicts the AWD configuration, but may still be useful to those building a 2WD kit.

00:00 Intro 06:30 Y Rail installation
08:40 Front motor mounts
27:00 Rear motor mounts
47:15 Y gantry (or called XY joiner)
50:00 X axis
52:15 Vz-Printhead mounting
55:34 Belts installation
01:15:50 Back plate installation

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