So in between breaking stuff, I decided to try something to help stiffen the X axis up a little. I have the two independent 20x60 beams that make up the X beam. I noticed there is a fair amount of flex, and separation between those two beams when pressure is applied to the Z, X carriage. I was going to drill through them and run some M5 bolts through the channels into tee nuts, but decided to try JB weld epoxy instead.
I just mixed up a big ol’ batch of it, and spread it down the length of the beams on the flats of the channel and sandwiched the two together. I have about 10 C-clamps holding them together right now. I guess I’ll just wait and see how it works out. I figure if it doesn’t hold, I can always go with my original plan. I tried to find 40x60 C-Beam or V groove extrusion, but I guess that is not an available option that I could find.
Anyone else tried something like this?