Frame Profile Specs
Size 2020 or 20mm x 20mm
Frame BOM Part List
|Frame Extrusions||2020 T-Slot||ZylTech||Frame Size List||Frame Folder|
|570mm Long||6||Vertical (Tall)||ZylTech||Frame Size List||Frame Folder|
|430mm Long||3||Vertical (Z-Axis Rail)||ZylTech||Frame Size List||Frame Folder|
|660mm Long||4||Length (Long)||ZylTech||Frame Size List||Frame Folder|
|500mm Long||2||Length (XY-Rail Short)||ZylTech||Frame Size List||Frame Folder|
|450mm Long||8||Width||ZylTech||Frame Size List||Frame Folder|
Vertical Frame Extrusions
6pcs 570mm Long
Vertical Frame Extrusions For Z-Axis Rails
3pcs. 430mm Long
Frame Length Extrusions
4pcs. 660mm Long
Frame Extrusion Length For XY-Rails
2pcs. 500mm Long
3D PRINTER FRAME
The frame of a 3D printer is the foundation of the mechanical assembly. There are many profile designs and suppliers to choose from. The frame supports all mechanical and electrical components that carry out printing work while also one of the factors that determine build volume which limits how large build volume.
- The foundation of the mechanical assembly
- It determines the build volume of the 3D printer.
When choosing a frame extrusion, consider the shipping cost, profile geometry, linear rail mounting, as well as desired build volume.
- T-Slot vs V-Slot
- 2020 vs 3030
Quality and aesthetics may be a consideration to builders but not usually a problem. Most suppliers offer consistent and decent quality. The issues that usually arise are the accuracy of segments ordered cut to length.
We outline the different frame types and construction methods, as well as present a few good options. Below you’ll find a guide in selecting and sourcing aluminum extrusions and other various components for your 3D printer build.
Aluminum extrusion is a simple and common source for a 3D printer frame. Extrusions can be hand tapped and connected to other 3d printer components. The design is a simple solution that has many options regarding mechanical components such as brackets, doors, and enclosure.
Aluminum frame extrusions are a good choice due to their modular design. The frame slot found on the t-slot or v-slot extrusions allows for adjustment compared to an aluminum bar with drill holes. For the WorkHorse builders, you can buy a 3D printer frame from 3D Distributed or the suppliers listed below.. The main goal is getting all the right parts together for your build.
There are many suppliers available and the choice is shipping cost and availability. Here is a list of a few good frame extrusion options:
- 3D Distributed