Y-Axis Wheel Covers

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akhlut
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Y-Axis Wheel Covers

Post by akhlut » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:11 pm

Wheel covers for the Y-axis. [sp]If Makerslide Shields aren't enough I whipped these puppies up to completely cover the delrin wheels and mechanicals of the Y-axis. [sp]Bolts on with a single M5 bolt. [sp]Also has two holes to place Q-tips into to sweep the track in front of the delrin wheel.Modeled in Inventor Fusion.Source:https://github.com/akhlut/Akhlut-oko/tr ... el%20Cover

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edwardrford
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Re: Y-Axis Wheel Covers

Post by edwardrford » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:14 pm

These are great! I especially like the qtip cleaning method. It's really brilliant.

-Edward
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danimal
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Re: Y-Axis Wheel Covers

Post by danimal » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:56 pm

I have been trying to think up something like this for a long time. Great work they look very professional and very well designed.
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systemdm
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Re: Y-Axis Wheel Covers

Post by systemdm » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:34 pm

akhlut, those covers are sweet! I tried to download the stl file but couldn't get it to work. Not sure what I'm doing wrong. Do I need to convert the dwg file to stl?

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Re: Y-Axis Wheel Covers

Post by Schruminator » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:21 pm

That's a lot cleaner than the mess I cobbled together a while back-- look great! Does the x-axis gantry/carriage clear the covering or does this slightly limit the cutting width of the machine?
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akhlut
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Re: Y-Axis Wheel Covers

Post by akhlut » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:00 pm

@systemdm
If you go to this page: https://github.com/akhlut/Akhlut-oko There is a button to download the entire repository as a .zip file. Or, if you sign up for github you can simply fork the repo and clone it on your machine.

@Schruminator
Yes, it does reduce the travel of the machine some - I'll look into the real travel reduction tonight.

@danimal @edward
Glad you like them! I couldn't keep them cooped up and had to share them with everyone once I was happy with the design. Just me saying thanks by giving back! :D

systemdm
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Re: Y-Axis Wheel Covers

Post by systemdm » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:31 pm

Thanks akhlut.

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Re: Y-Axis Wheel Covers

Post by dataway » Fri May 02, 2014 2:53 pm

WOW these are way cool Akhlut I am planning on printing them this weekend and will post my results on this forum thread...

Thanks again for all the work in creating these....

John
Shapeoko 2, Dewalt DW660 1/4" shaft/ 1/8" shaft, 3D printed Dust Shoe,Dual Y Axis.

akhlut
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Re: Y-Axis Wheel Covers

Post by akhlut » Fri May 02, 2014 5:37 pm

I can't really tell if it impacts travel. My Y-axis shields won't let me get that far. If I had to guess, I'd say you might lose around 40mm max. But again, that's just a guess.

I got stuck fooling around with measuring runout on my DW660...

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Re: Y-Axis Wheel Covers

Post by tjshape » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:08 pm

I had been working on a design to do this exact thing, then came across yours. I'm hoping to ditch my effort and use these (they look great!)

Before I do that and print these out though, I just want to make certain these will work on the Shapeoko 2? I do apologize if it was mentioned somewhere which model (or both) these can be used on, but I haven't found that mentioned and the pictures don't illustrate it. Thank you!
Shapeoko 2, ACME upgrade, Belt Drive Z-Axis upgrade, Dewalt DW660

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