I have had a few people ask me if the Openbuilds Rail X axis modification will fit a Taz 6. The answer before now has always been “no” Today however, I am posting the initial alpha revision of the Openbuilds X modification for Taz 6.
Please note that as there are zero Taz 6 printers out of warranty at this point, you should not attempt this mod, or iof you do, keep the old parts and tell no one you did it in order to avoid warranty voiding.
Ok, that out of the way, This is the alpha revision. I haven’t even printed these yet, and of particular difficulty for testing, i don’t have a stock Taz 6 to try them on, so until resting occurs, please consider these experemental. Pictures first:
Taz6_OpenRail_motor_Endcap_1_0_a.stl (386 KB)
Taz6_OpenRail_Idler_Endcap_1_0_a.stl (311 KB)
The next revision will reduce some of the unnecessary mass in the mid section, the revision after that will add a pin based anti wobble option. This should in theory fit the Taz 5 Openbuilds X rail length, and all of the other Taz 5 Openbuilds X rail pieces will bolt on the same as they do for the Taz 5 variant. The Openbuilds Y axis is already compatable with the Taz out of the box. I’m not intending to make an Openbuilds Z axis for the Taz 6 as there was not very much interest in the Taz 5 variant.
The anti-wobble version will be a modified variant of my existing Taz 5 anti-wobble. instead of the top pins, it will have another floating disk section and steel pins.
These versions should print with no support and only require heat set inserts for the M2 limit switch fittings and the leadscrew mounts.
One change from the Taz 5 version, you will need to tap the upper hole of the ends of the X axis rail. It’s the only way to get a 3 point mount easily. This may lead to an allignment pinching issue, but I may have a fix for that later.
I’ll probably have the optimized weight variant of this done sometime this weekend. the anti wobble part may take a while longer.
Anyways, here it is, enjoy!