Improved dust collector

discussion of design changes / improvements / suggestions
FrancisChie
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Improved dust collector

Post by FrancisChie » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:36 pm

Here's my latest dust collector. Tested and no dust escape. I like it.

The tube is mounted on the fix frame instead of the z assembly so it always have fix height from the materials being cut. Won't work though on 3D CNC which I never cut anyway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-FNeZ_ ... e=youtu.be
Hardware: Shapeoko 2, Flashforge 3D Printer
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LouisV
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Re: Improved dust collector

Post by LouisV » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:40 pm

That's very nice. :) What material is it made out of?

FrancisChie
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Re: Improved dust collector

Post by FrancisChie » Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:04 am

I use this hose: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YL ... UTF8&psc=1

The white are 3D printed PLA that I design.
Hardware: Shapeoko 2, Flashforge 3D Printer
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Re: Improved dust collector

Post by Caesar S » Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:21 am

That's really neat! What type of vacuum machine do you use? (it doesn't look like a typical shop vac)

Thanks, Caesar.

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Re: Improved dust collector

Post by FrancisChie » Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:31 am

It's Festool vacuum. I do DIY wood working before.
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Re: Improved dust collector

Post by Caesar S » Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:35 am

Thanks, I'll look it up.

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Re: Improved dust collector

Post by bharbour » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:30 pm

Any close up pics of the mounting hardware to the frame?
No longer have a Shapeoko, but use a machine of my own design...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFY4gC9TqD0
http://deltaguitarworks.tumblr.com

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Re: Improved dust collector

Post by FrancisChie » Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:27 pm

Here's my improve version 2.

Improvement:
- Removed divider inside for more air passage and avoid blockage on on small debris.
- Added foam at the bottom for the best trap of all the dust.
- Acrylic top cover for more visible cutting.
- Vacuum can be set to the lowest suction and still no dust escape.

http://youtu.be/X7D7tmJIGMw

Now, I will really enjoy my Shapeoko without pesky dust and cleaning. :D

Update:
Files you need to build this one:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:696783
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Re: Improved dust collector

Post by fl0yd » Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:31 pm

FrancisChie wrote:Here's my improve version 2.

Improvement:
- Removed divider inside for more air passage and avoid blockage on on small debris.
- Added foam at the bottom for the best trap of all the dust.
- Acrylic top cover for more visible cutting.
- Vacuum can be set to the lowest suction and still no dust escape.

Now, I will really enjoy my Shapeoko without pesky dust and cleaning. :D
Would you be willing to publish your CAD files so that I could customize them for my setup? If not, I appreciate the pictures and plan to use them for inspiration.

Fl0yd

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Re: Improved dust collector

Post by bharbour » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:44 pm

Love the design and thanks for the detailed pictures. Yes...CAD files please!!!
No longer have a Shapeoko, but use a machine of my own design...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFY4gC9TqD0
http://deltaguitarworks.tumblr.com

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