M2 Kit Instructions
This page has instructions for M2 Kit Assembly. For instructions on getting started with an assembled M2 please visit M2 - Getting Started.
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.
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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.