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It's assumed that you're building a kit from Filastruder, and you've completed all previous sections. At the end of this section you should have your Z axis attached to your frame assembly.

  1. Find the Z brackets in the parts and align each as follows.
    • Find the Z brackets in the parts and align each as follows.

    • Note the orientation of each bracket. It is CRITICAL that the brackets all face the correct way.

    • On the left, the long horizontal ends of the brackets point towards each other. The vertical ends of the brackets face out towards the front and back of the frame

    • On the right the vertical ends of the brackets face the front of the frame.

    • Loosely install each Z bracket using (3) M3 Nylock Nuts.

  2. Put a M3 x 16mm hex head bolt through each Z Bracket and attach it loosely with an M3 nylock nut.  Only thread the nut on loosely.  Each bracket gets (4) M3 x 16mm hex head bolts with (4) M3 nylock nuts. Repeat this process for all (6) Z brackets. Repeat this process for all (6) Z brackets.
    • Put a M3 x 16mm hex head bolt through each Z Bracket and attach it loosely with an M3 nylock nut. Only thread the nut on loosely. Each bracket gets (4) M3 x 16mm hex head bolts with (4) M3 nylock nuts.

    • Repeat this process for all (6) Z brackets.

  3. Prep the Z axis MGN12 linear rails in the same fashion as the X axis rails.  There are additional hex head bolts in the ZLT supplement bag.  These can be merged in with the rest of your hardware.
    • Prep the Z axis MGN12 linear rails in the same fashion as the X axis rails. There are additional hex head bolts in the ZLT supplement bag. These can be merged in with the rest of your hardware.

    • Select 4 evenly spaced holes in the rail. Place a lock washer on (1) M3 x 8mm button head bolt, and place it into the rail. Loosely thread on (1) M3 nut to the bolt.

    • For the ZLT you should use (8) bolts spaced evenly, instead of (4) per rail. Extra 8mm bolts are located in the ZLT supplemental hardware bag.

    • Repeat for all (3) Z linear rails.

    • It is highly recommended to use a bit of masking tape to keep the carriage from sliding off of the linear rail.

  4. Slide the linear rails onto the (3) 445mm Z extrusions, and snug up the bolts (do not overtighten them.
    • Slide the linear rails onto the (3) 445mm Z extrusions, and snug up the bolts (do not overtighten them.

    • It is highly recommended to use a bit of masking tape to keep the carriage from sliding off of the linear rail.

  5. Take your Z extrusion with a linear rail attached, and slide it down onto the hex head bolts you added earlier on the Z brackets. The extrusion should attach to all 4 bolts on both the top & bottom Z brackets.
    • Take your Z extrusion with a linear rail attached, and slide it down onto the hex head bolts you added earlier on the Z brackets.

    • The extrusion should attach to all 4 bolts on both the top & bottom Z brackets.

    • Tighten down the nylock nuts to hold the Z extrusions in place.

    • Repeat for all (3) Z extrusions.

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