Open End Plates
These were designed to allow one to:
- expand a unit along the X-axis
- open up the machine for easier access and work-holding
- increase range of movement along the Y-axis
- allow vertical adjustment of Makerslide
Detailed PDF and DXF file along with a STEP file for all of you 3D modelers:
Forum post for manufacturing w/ only a drill: Re: Upgrade Parts!
The new end plates are currently available:
An interesting idea would be to match the open end plates to the size of the standard carriage plates and add the holes from the latter --- this would reduce the parts count, and afford economies of scale, hopefully lowering the price and would improve the machine's rigidity (switching the carriage plate to steel from aluminum).