Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Aluminum Mounting Plates Are Here
I just received a package of aluminum mounting plates today. The hot-end mounting groove slides into the large groove and the slots are for the screws to hold the mounting plate in the extruder. I decided to have slots as some extruders do not have the screw holes in the same location as the holes in other mounting plates.
I have noticed that the hot-end fits very snug and some filing is required in order to properly fit the hot-end to the mounting plate. I believe this is because the mounting groove was originally designed around the use of laser-cut plywood. As plywood is compressible, the fit wasn't a problem before.