Step 1 : Assembly of the Version 4.0 base frame
Foamcube Version 4.0 (white) came to market in December 2016 and is now available to order. It is the last and best CNC foamcutter in the line of Foam Cubes and is now the only foamcutter that can be ordered as a complete kit. The kit comes in various sizes and has everything you need to build your own fully functioning foamcutter in as little as one hour.
tools needed : Hammer , screw-gun
Check the contents of your base frame kit. It consists of 8 T-connectors, 8 corner connectors, 8 long aluminium tubes, 4 medium size tubes and 8 short tubes. Next please read through the entire post before starting your assembly. Some parts may have been pre-built or may look different from the pictures.
Using a medium sized hammer, drive the tubes and connectors together as shown in the picture.
Drive all parts together in one session. Tap gently until all parts are connecting at the flanges.
Create all 4 corner posts in a similar fashion
Take 2 corner posts and 2 long tubes to create a full side of the Foamcube.
* Some kits may have horizontal guide-rails already attached to the long tubes as shown in the second picture below. Please mount the tubes with the rails attached between the cornerposts. Make sure the rails are on the same side as the corner connectors sticking out.
Do this twice
Finally connect both sides using the 4 remaining long tubes *. Once your cube looks like the picture below check all black connectors to make sure they are seated all the way in and your cube is rigid and square.
If your cube does not yet have the guiderails attached then mount them to the frame using 3 self-tapping screws (included). Pay attention to the orientation of the screw-heads. set 2 screws in the top of the rail, and one scres in the bottom, so that later the gt-2 belt can run along the rails without hitting the screw-heads.
Eventually your cube should look like the picture below.
Your complete Foamcube frame comes in one box measuring 100 x 15 x 15 cm. Some parts may already be pre-assembled for you.
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