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  1. #381
    Nice, thanks for clarification ;)

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  3. #382
    As Tom says, these are just flat belts (polypropylene webbed belts to be precise) which are acting as shields... due to the compact nature required in my case, bellows etc would just have wasted work area which is why I'm trying to be a bit more creative with shielding/sealing.

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    Lives in Stockport, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 3 Days Ago Has been a member for 6-7 years. Has a total post count of 404. Received thanks 46 times, giving thanks to others 20 times.
    Heh. This thread continues to impress... Excellent.

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  6. #384
    Cheers!

    So got a chance to make the new belt guides today.or simplicity I just 3D printed the bodies in my XT-CF20 - in this new design they don't take any real force as they are supported by the gantry arms so no need for anything stronger. Had some Acetal rod which I used this time for the rollers.

    Making the rollers on the lathe






    3mm axle rod, printed body, turned roller:




    Wash, rinse, repeat:


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  8. #385
    Interesting design feature. Looking forward to seeing it in action.
    Building a CNC machine to make a better one since 2010 . . .
    MK1 (1st photo), MK2, MK3, MK4

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    Lives in Geneva, France. Last Activity: 4 Weeks Ago Has been a member for 0-1 years. Has a total post count of 7. Received thanks 1 times, giving thanks to others 0 times.
    Just a question:
    Did you measure how flat the milled Misumi extrusions are?

  10. #387
    after a year or more of not being able to see the pictures on your thread for some reason I think due to something with our internet connection they have suddenly started working! The machine looks fantastic and a huge amount of progress since I saw those few bits sitting on your floor way back! would love to come take a look again sometime, the anodising setup looks like the icing on the cake!

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