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  1. X Base 2040 Profiles (x2)
    • X Base 2040 Profiles (x2)

    • Y C-Beam Profiles (x2). Slide them inside the X-Gantry carriages.

  2. Thread the 2 Y Lead Screws through the Nut Blocks on the X-Gantry carriages.
    • Thread the 2 Y Lead Screws through the Nut Blocks on the X-Gantry carriages.

    • Once you're done, you should see about 3cm of lead screw coming out of each end of each C-Beam.

    • Y Lead Screws (x2)

  3. Repeat this step for each of the 4 Y End Plates, installing one on each corner of your base. Do not fully tighten before making sure your frame is perfectly square - squareness is really important! Best way to check squareness is to measure the diagonals of the rectangle formed by the 4 profiles. They should have the exact same length. Lock Collar 8mm. Set it in position, but don't tighten for now.
    • Repeat this step for each of the 4 Y End Plates, installing one on each corner of your base. Do not fully tighten before making sure your frame is perfectly square - squareness is really important! Best way to check squareness is to measure the diagonals of the rectangle formed by the 4 profiles. They should have the exact same length.

    • Lock Collar 8mm. Set it in position, but don't tighten for now.

    • Precision Shim 12x8x1mm

    • 688ZZ Ball Bearing

    • Y End Plate

    • Low Profile Screw M5x15mm (for C-Beam profiles)

    • Low Profile Screw M5x12mm (for 2040 profiles)

    • T-Nut M5

  4. Thrust Bearing Tensioner Nut. For now, screw it in just a tiny bit, so it holds its position. Repeat this step for the front Y End Plates on both sides. Play close attention to the image to understand exactly where they are (position is not reversible)
    • Thrust Bearing

    • Tensioner Nut. For now, screw it in just a tiny bit, so it holds its position.

    • Repeat this step for the front Y End Plates on both sides. Play close attention to the image to understand exactly where they are (position is not reversible)

  5. Aluminium Spacer 40mm Aluminium Spacer 6mm Thrust Bearing
    • Aluminium Spacer 40mm

    • Aluminium Spacer 6mm

    • Thrust Bearing

    • Lock Collar 8mm. Set in position, don't tighten yet.

    • Flexible Coupling - 1/4" x 8mm. Set in position, don't tighten yet.

    • Nema 23 Motor

    • Low Profile Screw M5x55mm

    • Repeat this step for both Y Motors. Then, tension your lead screws, just like you did on the X Axis.

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