Movement Components

In This Chapter

  • How linear motion works in 3D printers
  • Using stepper motors for precise movement
  • How threaded rods make 3D printers more affordable
  • Basic connection components

The frame of a 3D printer is the foundation for every other part, which makes it very important. But even the best frame in the world is useless without some kind of mechanical system for movement. The goal for all 3D printers is to provide linear movement on each axis. The specific way this is accomplished can vary based on the particular printer, but most use the same fundamental parts and systems.

In this chapter, I go over the pieces that ...

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