Mantis 9 Build Instructions

This is Part 1 of the Mantis 9 build instructions. Part 1 takes you through assembly of the X, Y, and Z axes.
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Getting Started

Sanding

Countersinking

Note:
When countersinking the rear plate, countersink the side opposite the Mantis logo (ie: the back).

Tee Nuts

Y-Axis Rods

X-Axis Rods

Plate Spacing

Y-Axis Assembly

X-Axis Assembly

Grinding
Note:
Grinding the Z axis rods is no longer recommended. You can just skip this step.
Tests have shown that grinding the Z axis rods does not improve their resistance to rotation as previously thought.

Z-Axis Assembly Part 1

Z-Axis Assembly Part 2

Z-Axis Assembly Part 3

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