Question: I see lots of hot ends traveling on rods that are positioned one

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(Alex Wiebe) #1

#FrankenBot Question: I see lots of hot ends traveling on rods that are positioned one on top of the other. Any reason why the rods couldn’t be beside each other (oriented like the X axis/bed)?

(Alexander Pritchard) #2

Check my post about this. TL;DR, No. They can be oriented other ways.

(Griffin Paquette) #3

I’ve had printers both ways. I really don’t see any difference as long as your motor that is moving the axis is positioned correctly to fit the design. I guess you could say you can change how top heavy it is ever so slightly if you go one way over the other. But that’s stretching it.

(Brook Drumm) #4

Either works. I’ve done both to good effect. You do get a height increase from side by side. I’ve migrated to the vertical approach (play and simple) to allow better accessibility for future designs that will include different tool heads.