|Printed 3/8" ACME to 5mm Stepper connector, installed|
|Printing parts with the new connector|
Unfortunately nice machined aluminum couplers are not available to join 5mm shafts to 3/8" ACME rod. I was able to find some very inexpensive 5mm to 8mm aluminum flex couplings on e-bay. Then, a friend helped me turn down 0.5" of the shaft end to 8mm to fit the couplings.
|3/8 ACME rod with end turned to 8mm|
|Cutting Acrylic Sheet|
|Draft Guards installed|