Workhorse 3D Printer Assembly Instructions
Workhorse 3D Printer

Dear User,

Thank you for choosing the Workhorse 3D Printer and welcome the community! This Assembly Guide will help you through the build process.

Visit Youtube to find video instructions and more information: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCopKI8WOm3WQxUcY6SXtWbg

Happy building and printing and stay in touch!

-Team 3D Distributed

Contact Information

3ddistributed@gmail.com

(936) 689-3522

Table of Contents

  1. BOM          
  2. Sourcing Parts
  3. Frame Assembly
  4. Gantry Assembly                                                      

Workhorse 3d printer Dimensions
Workhorse 3d printer Dimensions
3D Printer Frame Dimensions
3D Printer Frame Dimensions

BOM

FrameLengthUnitsDescriptionMisumi Part #
2020930mm Long4pcsHorizontalsHFS5-2020-930
2020510mm Long6pcsVerticalsHFS5-2020-510
2020570mm Long10pcsWidthsHFS5-2020-570
2020808mm Long3pcsBed SupportHFS5-2020-808
Gantry ExtrusionsLengthUnitsDescriptionMisumi Part#
2040770.5 Long2pcsGantry HorizontalsHFS5-2040-770
2040456Long1pcsY-Axis ExtrusionHFS5-2040-465
2040510 Long4pcs.Z axis Linear Rail VerticalsHFS5-2040-510
Frame ComponentsTypeUnitsDescriptionPart#
Frame Brackets20mm Wide90pcsReversal Tabbed BracketsHBLFSNF5
T-Nuts (Misumi)M475pcsM4HNKK5-4
T-Nuts (Misumi)M5180pcsM5HNKK5-5
T-Nuts (Misumi)M375pcsM3HNKK5-3
Screws
M5x8mmFrame100pcs
M3x8mm LongMounts to Carriage12pcs
M3x6mm LongCarriage to Linear Rail12pcs
M3x35mm LongC-Carriage Insert8pcs
M3x10mm LongGantry to Linear Rail32pcs
M5x12mm LongNema23 to Mount12pcs
M5x20mm LongNeed Yaxis to nut mount4pcs
M5x20mm LongC-Carriage to Extrusion6pcs
M5x10mm LongEnclosure40pcs
M5x16mmZ-Axis motor Mount6pcs
M3x5mmExtruder Motor to mount4pcs
Screws BOM
Lead ScrewPart Number
Igus 762mm Long (X Axis) 2pcsDST-LS-10×50-R 
Igus 485mm Long (Y Axis) 1pcDST-LS-10×50-R 
Lead Screw Nuts 3pcsDST-JFRM009 
Acme Leadscrew Mcmaster Carr (Z Axis) 2pcs
Acme Leadscrew Mcmaster Carr (Z Axis) Brass Nuts 2pcs
Linear RailsDescription
450 or 400mm Long w Y axis (1pc) MGN12H 20mm x 20mm Hole Pattern
700mm Long X Axis (2pc)MGN12H 20mm x 20mm Hole Pattern
500mm Long Z Axis (4pc)MGN12H 20mm x 20mm Hole Pattern
Linear Rails BOM
Machined Hardware
Gantry Plates Kit 2pcs w/bearings
X- Axis Carriages 2pcs
Y-Axis Carriage 1pc
Y-Axis Motor Mount 1pc
Y-Axis Idler Mount 1pc
Hotend Mount
Z-Axis Motor Mounts 2pcs
Aluminum Bed
Machined Hardware
Electronics#
Nema 17 Stepper Motor2pcs
NEMA 23 280oz/in X2pcs
NEMA 23 140oz/in Y 1pcs
DuetWifi1pcs
Duet Wifi Expansion Board1pcs
Electronics BOM

3D Printer Hardware Assembly

  • Frame
  • Gantry
  • Motors
  • Lead Screw
  • Motors
  • Carriage
  • Electronics 
  • Wiring
  • Enclosure
Frame Assembly
Carriage Assembly
Linear Rail Alignment
X-Axis Assembly

Download Files

3D Printer CAD Isometric View
WorkHorse Printer CAD

Thingiverse Files

BOM

Lead ScrewDiscriptionPart Number
762mm Long (X Axis)Igus High Helix 10mm w/50mm LeadDST-LS-10×50-R 
485mm Long (Y Axis)Igus High Helix 10mm w/50mm LeadDST-LS-10×50-R 
Lead Screw NutsIgus Lead Screw NutsDST-JFRM009 
12mm T12x2 Trapezoidal ACME Lead Screw w/ Brass Nut (Z Axis)500mm LongHW-SC-T12x2-P
Linear Rails (ZYLtech)DiscriptionDiscription
450mm Long w Y axis (1pc)MGN12H 20mm x 20mm Hole PatternMGN12H 20mm x 20mm Hole Pattern
700mm Long X Axis (2pc)MGN12H 20mm x 20mm Hole PatternMGN12H 20mm x 20mm Hole Pattern
500mm Long Z Axis (4pc)MGN12H 20mm x 20mm Hole PatternMGN12H 20mm x 20mm Hole Pattern
WorkHorse 3D Printer BOM

3D Distributed Hardware

WorkHorse 3D Printer Parts
WorkHorse 3D Printer Parts
WorkHorse 3D Printer Gantry Plates
WorkHorse 3D Printer Gantry Plates
Machined HardwarePrice $Source
Gantry Plates Kit 2pcs w/bearings3DD
X- Axis C- Carriages 2pcs3DD
Y-Axis C- Carriage 1pc3DD
Y-Axis Motor Mount 1pc3DD
Y-Axis Idler Mount 1pc3DD
Hotend Mount3DD
Z-Axis Motor Mounts 2pcs3DD
Aluminum Bed
WorkHorse BOM

Duet3D Firmware Files

Download

Electronics

We now recommend the Duet 3 Mainboard 6HC electronics by Duet3D.

Sourcing Parts For Your Workhorse 3D Printer

Sourcing Lead Screw

Sourcing Lead Screw

Buying Frame Parts

Frame Assembly

Workhorse Frame Extrusions
Workhorse Frame Extrusions

The frame is made out of 2020 (20mm x 20mm) aluminum extrusions.

  • 20mm x 20mm
  • 4pcs 930mm Long
  • 6pcs 510mm Long
  • 10pcs 570mm Long
  • 3pcs 808mm Long

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20mm x 40mm HFS5 Aluminum Extrusions (Misumi Brand)

4pcs 510mm Long

Frame: BOM

Misumi Extrusions for FrameLengthUnitsDiscriptionPart #
HFS5-2020930mm Long4pcsHorizontalsHFS5-2020-930
HFS5-2020510mm Long6pcsVerticalsHFS5-2020-510
HFS5-2020570mm Long10pcsWidthsHFS5-2020-570
HFS5-2020808mm Long3pcsBed SupportHFS5-2020-808
Gantry ExtrusionsLengthUnitsDescriptionPart#
HFS5-2040770.5 Long2pcsGantry HorizontalsHFS5-2040-770
HFS5-2040456Long
HFS5-2040510 Long4pcs.Z axis Linear Rail VerticalsHFS5-2040-510
Frame ComponentsTypeUnitsDescriptionPart#
Frame Brackets20mm Wide90pcsReversal Tabbed BracketsHBLFSNF5
T-Nuts (Misumi)M475pcsM4HNKK5-4
T-Nuts (Misumi)M5180pcsM5HNKK5-5
T-Nuts (Misumi)M375pcsM3HNKK5-3
Frame PricePrice $
Profile Extrusions$ 122.29extrusions and brackets w/tax and shipping
M5 x 10 Cap Screws (200pcs)$ 9.99225$
brackets$ 40.32
T-nuts$ 19.32
Total$ 191.92
Frame BOM

Sourcing Frame Extrusions

Workhorse Frame Assembly Step 1
Workhorse Frame Step 1
Workhorse Frame Assembly Diagram
Workhorse Frame Assembly Diagram
WorkHorse 3D Printer Frame Diagram
Frame Diagram Front View
WorkHorse 3D Printer Frame Diagram
Frame Diagram Front View

Gantry Plates

Gantry Motor Plates
Gantry Motor Plates
Gantry Motor Plates
Gantry Motor Plates
Gantry Plates
Gantry Plates
2040 Gantry Frame Extrusion Thru Holes
2040 Gantry Frame Extrusion Thru Holes
Gantry Assembly Explained
Gantry Assembly Explained
2040 Gantry Frame Extrusion
2040 Gantry Frame Extrusion
Nema 23 Motor Mounting To Gantry Motor Plate
Nema 23 Motor Mounting To Gantry Motor Plate
Nema 23 Motor Mounting To Gantry Motor Plate
Nema 23 Motor Mounting To Gantry Motor Plate
Nema 23 Motor Mounting To Gantry Motor Plate
Nema 23 Motor Mounting To Gantry Motor Plate

Gantry Plates Before Gantry Frame And Motor

Gantry Plates Diagram
Gantry Plates Diagram

X-Carriage

X-Carriage Assembly
X-Carriage Assembly

X and Y-Carriages use 4 M3x6mm Screws

  • X-Carriage (X-Axis) 2pcs
  • Y-Carriage (Y-Axis) 1pc
  • M3x6mm Screws 12pcs (4 for each Carriage)
X-Carriage Assembly
X-Carriage Assembly

The x-axis carriage screws down to the 2040 Y-axis extrusion and rail. *Note* The y-axis 2040 extrusion must have hand tapped M5 threaded holes.

Y-Axis Assembly
Y-Axis Assembly

Linear Rails

The Workhorse Printer uses MGN12H linear rails with a 20mm x 20mm Hole Pattern.

BOM:

  • 500mm Long Z Axis (4pc)
  • 700mm Long X Axis (2pc)
  • 450mm Long w Y axis (1pc) 

Linear Rail Screw:

  • M3x9mm Long Screws 26 per X-Axis
  • M3x9mm Long Screws 14 for Y-Axis
  • M3x9mm Long Screws 18 per Z–Axis

Total M3x9mm screws  138pcs.

Install Y-Axis Assembly
Install Y-Axis Assembly
3D Printer Assembly Instructions 8
3D Printer Assembly Instructions 9
Nema 23 Motor Mount
Nema 23 Motor Mount

Motor Mount to Carriage

  • M3x8mm Long Screws 4pcs
Y-Axis Idler Assembly
Y-Axis Idler Assembly
Y-Axis Idler Assembly
Y-Axis Idler Assembly
Y-Axis Idler Assembly
Y-Axis Idler Assembly
Y-Axis Idler Assembly
Y-Axis Idler Assembly
X-Carriage Lead Screw Insert
X-Carriage Lead Screw Insert
X-Carriage Lead Screw Insert
X-Carriage Lead Screw Insert
X-Carriage Lead Screw Insert
X-Carriage Lead Screw Insert
X-Carriage Lead Screw Insert Assembly
X-Carriage Lead Screw Insert Assembly
X-Carriage Lead Screw Insert Assembly
X-Carriage Lead Screw Insert Assembly

X-Carriage Lead Screw Nut Insert 2pcs

  • Each Insert uses:
  • M3x35mm screws 4pcs
  • M5x55mm Long
Carriage Calibration
Carriage Calibration
Y-Axis Carriage
Y-Axis Carriage
Y-Axis Carriage
Y-Axis Carriage
Y-Axis Carriage Assembly
Y-Axis Carriage Assembly
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