Frame Assembly

The Left and Right side assemblies that were completed in the previous steps are next connected together by two 600mm v-slot extrusions.

One is installed near the front, while the second is installed adjacent to the back legs.

Necessary Components & Tools

Collect the necessary items to complete the main frame. These are:

  • 1x Left Side Assembly
  • 1x Right Side Assembly
  • 1x Body Umbilical Guide (FDM-0022-00_umbilical-guide)
  • 1x Staging Plate
  • 2x 20mm x 20mm Aluminum V-Slot - 600mm
  • 4x M5x10mm Machine Screw
  • 12x M5x8mm Machine Screw
  • 16x M5 Slot Nuts
  • 6x 2020 Corner Bracket
  • 3mm Allen Key or Hex Screwdriver

Assembly

  1. Take a new v-slot extrusion and insert two slot nuts into one of the slots from the end.
Insert two slot nuts into a 600mm Aluminum V-Slot
  1. Place two slot nuts into the opposite side from the two inserted in step 1.

  2. With a slot containing slot nuts facing the front of the machine, insert the v-slot extrusion (in green below) into the left front leg underneath the bottom rail.

Insert V-Slot Into Frame
  1. Position a slot nut underneath the hole and use a M5x10mm machine screw to fasten the v-slot extrusion to the left leg.
Use a M5x10mm screw to attach the cross piece to the left leg
  1. Place a slot nut underneath the hole and use a M5x10mm machine screw to fasten the v-slot extrusion to the right leg.
Use a M5x10mm screw the attach the cross piece to the right leg.
  1. Attach a 2020 corner bracket to the 20x20 V-Slot on the left side using a nut from step 2 and a M5x8mm screw.
Attach a 2020 corner bracket
  1. Place a slot nut into the left leg assembly via the cutout in the back left leg.
Insert a T-nut on the left back leg
  1. Using the slot nut inserted in the previous step, use a M5x8mm screw to fasten the 2020 corner bracket to the left side V-Slot extrusion.
Attach the other side of the 2020 corner bracket
  1. Attach a 2020 corner bracket to the 20x20 V-Slot on the right side using a nut from step 2 and a M5x8mm screw.
Attach a 2020 corner bracket on the right side
  1. Place a slot nut into the right leg assembly via the cutout in the back right leg.
Insert a T-nut on the right back leg
  1. Using the slot nut inserted in the previous step, use a M5x8mm screw to fasten the 2020 corner bracket to the right side V-Slot extrusion.
Attach a 2020 corner bracket on the right side
  1. Place two slot nuts into the left leg assembly via the cutout in the back left leg.
Insert two T-nuts on the left back leg
  1. These will be for the umbilical guide and should be positioned near the front.
Position the t-nuts for the umbilical guide near the front
  1. Position the umbilical guide in place with the T-Nuts under the screw holes.
Position the umbilical guide
  1. Fasten the umbilical guide in place using two M5x10mm screws.
Fasten the umbilical guide with M5x10mm screws
  1. Take a V-slot extrusion and insert a T-nut into one end.
Insert A T-Nut
  1. Affix a 2020 corner bracket to the end of the V-slot using the T-Nut inserted in the previous step.
Attach The Bracket
  1. Repeat the previous two steps three times to install three more braces.
Attach three more braces
  1. Insert two T-Nuts into the left side
Insert two T-nuts on the left back leg
  1. Position the two T-Nuts to match with the braces installed in the previous 4 steps.
Position the T-Nuts
  1. Using two M5x8mm screws, fasten the left side of the rear brace (from steps 17-19) to the left side using the T-Nuts installed and positioned in the previous two steps.
Fasten the rear brace using two M5x8mm screws
  1. Insert two T-Nuts into the right side
Insert two t-nuts into the right back leg
  1. Position the two T-Nuts to match with the braces installed in steps 17-19.
Position the t-nuts
  1. Using two M5x8mm screws, fasten the right side of the rear brace (from steps 17-19) to the right side using the T-Nuts installed and positioned in the previous two steps.
Fasten the rear brace using two M5x8mm screws
  1. Place the staging plate onto the frame and adjust the T-Nuts. This uses the nuts installed in the left and right side assembly stage. If using slot nuts which can be inserted into the slot, you will need to insert four nuts during this step.
  1. Fasten the staging plate using a four M5x8mm machine screws, one in each corner.