just got in my aluminum channels today, so work is about to pick up.. started laying out the design and had two options to go with for the gantry. not sure how much of a difference there would be, but wanted to throw them out there for opinions
here is the current setup
layout 1 - just like old setup.
layout 2 - carriage straddles the x axis channel
shifts some of the weight behind the channel. based on the size of the channel being used, and the 3/4" aluminum that will connect it all - do either of these variations matter?
any input would be appreciated!