Microfactory Boot Camp - Making the Frame with JB Weld Kwik Weld Epoxy
Frame build procedure starts with cleaning the edges of the plat sides, then laying out the frame. Then magnetic holders are laid on the bottom frame piece, and sides are folded up one at a time. Then mix JB Weld Kwik Weld, and apply to the sides. JB Weld Kwik weld sets in 5 minutes. After an hour, you can move the frame around and paint it.
The magnetic holders are 1" angle, 6" long. We use 8 magnets per angle. These make a tight connection that allow you to align all the sides.
- Start - lay out frame pieces. Orientation matters. Bottom and top have no holes and are identical. Front and back have the Z axis holes and are identical. Left has the Y1 (left y) axis holes, and holes for mounting the control panel. Right side has Y2 (right y) axis holes.
- 0:29 - Clean the edges
- 1:00 - Lay down the magnetic holders.
- 7:00 - Mix the epoxy until it is uniform - in that you don't see streaks of white and black color - but only grey instead.
- 7:12-23:10 - Once frame is all aligned - we apply epoxy to frame. We used 3 batches of epoxy mixing - where each batch was 4 mixings. This took a total of 16 minutes - to mix and apply. You can skip through this - we captured the full length of this just to show what the process looks like.