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 Post subject: Re: Gen 5 bearings and rollers
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:36 pm 
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I think it got dropped before mcmaster got it. Had to take off the wipe to see it fully, and everything was packed well.

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 Post subject: Re: Gen 5 bearings and rollers
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:54 pm 
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Ah gotcha. Well they've been good in the past for returns in my experience.

What length did you get? Will you have to cut it down to size?

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 Post subject: Re: Gen 5 bearings and rollers
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:05 pm 
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I got the 740mm (?) one. Debating on cutting it, or just moving the power supply so I can extend in the future.

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 Post subject: Re: Gen 5 bearings and rollers
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:28 pm 
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Alternatively, you could remove (or mod) the left side of your panel and hang it out there. Moving the power supply isn't TOO bad, but it's not a walk in the park. Wiring gets to be annoying.

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 Post subject: Re: Gen 5 bearings and rollers
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:12 am 
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Wow, got into the office, checked my mail... and there is a replacement carriage on its way here. :o

3 cheers for McMaster!

As for letting it hang out that side, I really dont want the case exposed over there. For now, my laser runs in the game room. Not ideal, but my little girl is running around down there at times, and I keep all the touchy-go-boom-boom stuff out of the way.

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 Post subject: Re: Gen 5 bearings and rollers
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:52 am 
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Awesome!

By the way, do you have any designs for the Z axis mount yet? Also, are you using any CAD software? I'd be happy to start work digitizing some of the existing parts.

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 Post subject: Re: Gen 5 bearings and rollers
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:41 pm 
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I might fab something up in Autocad (draftsman by trade) but figured for now I would use good old CAD (Cardboard Aided Drafting) to mock up some bits and work out dimensions.

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 Post subject: Re: Gen 5 bearings and rollers
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A thought.. the mass of the bearing block and laser head will be greater. I am worried about the stop and start at the end of an engraving pass. should we be looking at a stronger motor for the X axis as well?

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 Post subject: Re: Gen 5 bearings and rollers
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:06 am 
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It may end up being a wash. The bearing block will ride far smoother than the rollers, so you have less friction to deal with even though you have a slightly higher mass. You can compensate for the acceleration difference in software if it's an issue. Just lower the acceleration for the machine a bit until it plays nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Gen 5 bearings and rollers
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:36 pm 
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Just remembered this...anyone make any headway in the past few months?


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