M2 Assembly Instructions
Every part in the kit should fit together. You may need to finesse parts together but at no point should brute force (a hammer, for example) be necessary. If you find that you need brute force check the instructions carefully or, if necessary, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are probably really excited and want to jump in but PLEASE read through the guides before starting your assembly.
Please read through both the Creator instructions and the instructions for using the open source tool chain as there is useful information in both documents:
How to use Simplify3D™ with your M2
Using your M2 with the open source tool chain
--- Older Assembly Information ----
Mount the Z Stage/Platform - this is the most involved part of the assembly process. Please follow the instructions carefully.
Final Frame Assembly - the steps related to mounting the Z-Stage have already been completed. Skip those items to complete frame assembly.
M2 Assembly Animations:
The following 'Assembly' links open PDFs that provide detailed, exploded assembly diagrams.
Belt Clamp Assembly
Upper Spool Holder Assembly
Lower Spool Holder Assembly
Upper Shaft Clamp Assembly - remove the bearing while mounting the Z-stage.
Lower Shaft Clamp Assembly
Filament Drive Assembly
Z Stage/Platform Assembly - it is easier to mount the Z-Stage (next step) if you wait until the Z-Stage is mounted before attaching the Y-Stage Assembly. The following animation shows how to attach the Y-Stage to the Z-Stage.