RazzMaTAZZ - my KITTAZ Build

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RazzMaTAZZ - my KITTAZ Build

Post by mhackney » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:30 am

I was surprised no one grabbed RazzMaTAZZ to name their printer! I'm going to document the build and plans to evolve this printer into a high resolution, double wide (24" x 12" X-Y), single-nozzle dual extrusion (Cyclops) system. But, I'll start with the basics...

First the perfunctory UNBOXING:
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Everything nicely packed and labeled.

Some quick observations: I was impressed with the quality of the printed parts and especially the pressed-in brass threaded inserts. Nice touch will result in easier assembly and a stronger, better overall build.
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Extruder Assembly

Post by mhackney » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:31 am

First up, the extruder.

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I never get tired of extruder builds. The Wade's is a workhorse. This one was nicely printed and went together easily. I really like the thumbscrews for the spring tensioner adjustment, nice touch.

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Print head complete

Post by mhackney » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:11 am

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Straight-forward assembly. I'm not used to such massive print heads - delta's remote the extruder and the print head is small and light.
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Y Plate Assembly

Post by mhackney » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:00 pm

Firstly, I noticed that the bottoms of the linear guide holders were not flat so I used a fine file to clean them up:

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Here's the completed assembly:

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Re: RazzMaTAZZ - my KITTAZ Build

Post by JonathanB » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:14 pm

Yep, I ran those bearing holders on a sandng disc, did the trick..all the little necessary finishing stuff. No big deal right ;)

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Y Axis Assembly

Post by mhackney » Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:27 pm

I skipped the bed assembly and went on to the Y Axis Assembly.

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It all went together smoothly. The only note - the M2 crews (Bag 3) for the limit switches are called as M2 x 12mm - the bag actually contains 10mm long screws and they fit perfectly. So far, the instructions and parts have been spot on.
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Control Box Assembly

Post by mhackney » Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:47 pm

Not worth photographing - attached the fan to the control box lid. I really like the control box, clean and functional.

Easiest wiring job on any machine I've ever built! All the harnesses are cut to length, terminals pre-crimped, ready to plug and play.

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X Carriage Assembly

Post by mhackney » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:53 pm

Humming right along with the build.

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X End Idler Assembly

Post by mhackney » Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:04 pm

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X Motor Assembly

Post by mhackney » Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:41 pm

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And now on to the fun stuff - frame assembly and finishing up!
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