I tried an easy way to increase the rigidity of the double cross beam that the spindle move on in the X direction. The improvement is quite noticeable. I essentially just bolted the two extrusions together with spacers in between to maintain their spacing. Use 2" machine screws with nylock nuts in three locations
Looks good…I still need to stiffen mine up.
I had hard plastic sheet, it was perfect thickness. Cut three pieces and used flat head screws. Nice to see someone else found cheaper and easier way to do this. The target is holding two maker slides together. No need for “steel” plate. Good job.
I call this Rigidity without compromising. I didn’t have to take Maker slide off. I removed Cable out, put cable back after finish. No complex procedure. As always I keep it simple, always the winner.
yeah i agree, the steel plate is probably overkill. should be able to do this while the machine is together as well