Just got my Snapmaker delivered today and thought I’d start by assembling the enclosure. I know people had problems with the tabs on the corner pieces snapping, and some edges needing a bit of filing to tidy them up, so I went at it carefully, with a small file on hand.
Even with the ends filed smooth, the holes in the bars don’t line up with the threaded holes in the corner piece. The holes in the bars are up to 0.5mm too far along the bar. A few line up, but most are not aligned so the screw tries to go in at an angle and cross threads.
By swapping between corner pieces and different bars I’ve managed to to join 3 edges together (2 corners, 4 screws), but most pieces are that 0.5mm off.
Tomorrow I reckon I’ll get the Dremel out and use the carbide cutter to elongate the holes slightly (and also take the quick way to remove the burrs on the ends with an emery wheel).
I reckon the Snapmaker guys should pull 2 or 3 production enclosures out at random and try to assemble them, just to check the quality control.
Hopefully over the weekend I’ll get the Snapmaker itself setup and working.