Montana 80/20 Build

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Montana
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Montana 80/20 Build

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I know this may be a dead idea, but wanted to document my progress on building the design used by 2 users who were last active around 2014.

It'll consist primarily of 80/20 Aluminum extrusions with a lot of overbuilding and 3D designed and printed parts to get it all working together. I intend to not only show you the process, but also the problems I run into based on this design along the way.

Attached some photos of the pieces I've already designed, printed, and fabricated to get the thread started! :!:
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Re: Montana 80/20 Build

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Montana wrote: 10 Dec 2022, 14:25 Attached some photos of the pieces I've already designed, printed, and fabricated to get the thread started! :!:
The gray plastic pieces, including the ones with threaded(?) inserts, and the lighter colour assembly to their right?

Maybe you could annotate the lower image in some way, maybe circle or with an arrow?

For anyone wondering: 80/20 is (on searching) a design of general purpose aluminium extrusions that can be used to assemble things.
Montana
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Re: Montana 80/20 Build

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They are, I'll be out of town for the next week but once I get back I'll post some more details about the build so far.
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Re: Montana 80/20 Build

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Posting some updates.

I wanted to have something historical accentuate the scanner so I decided to model the tension knob off of an American eagle from the 1700's.
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Rough assembled to make sure everything is fitting ok.  I already have several areas that needed re-working (rail blocks, wheel rollers, and the 'V' angle of the book cradle.
Rough assembled to make sure everything is fitting ok. I already have several areas that needed re-working (rail blocks, wheel rollers, and the 'V' angle of the book cradle.
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A collection of 3D printed parts, jigs and hardware
A collection of 3D printed parts, jigs and hardware
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