rogue555 wrote:My kit included the two-part belt clamp. I had thought the belt would go directly against the carriage plate. How does it look if you flip the clamp around so the other face is against the carriage?
With this arrangement, the part of the belt that comes into and leaves the clamp is stationary relative to the plate so even if they touch it might not cause the belt to wear. However, the height of the belt in its return path, which is not stationary related to the plate is mostly set by the clamp's step so if this is eliminated by flipping the clamp around then the moving gantry plate will possibly be rubbing the moving opposite part of the belt
I was thinking of lowering the clamp step by about 0.5 mm, but will rather leave it for later since the touch is very little.
The limit switch on the gantry might also touch the belt but it too is stationary relative to the plate so no wear can happen there either.
By the way, the aluminum spacers seen in the picture replaced the nylon x-axis stepper spacers.
Boy! is this machine rigid!