Narrow Belt Clip

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Narrow Belt Clip

Post by jacob32123 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:30 pm

A simple belt clip that is narrow enough to let the V-wheels pass. I cut mine out of .02" aluminum 6063 and have had no issues with them breaking even under high belt tension. I cut mine with a 2 flute 1/16" bit.

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Stock belt clip on left, narrow one on right.
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Re: Narrow Belt Clip

Post by jacob32123 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:34 pm

Here is the SVG. Exported from Inkscape at 90 DPI.
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Re: Narrow Belt Clip

Post by seigenblues » Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:45 pm

nice! Thanks for this, will cut some when i get home.

Out of curiosity -- and because i broke a 1/16" end mill yesterday on 6061 -- what were your speeds & feeds like?

Still trying to figure out how to not get that little "ting!" of failure...
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Re: Narrow Belt Clip

Post by jacob32123 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:07 am

seigenblues wrote:nice! Thanks for this, will cut some when i get home.

Out of curiosity -- and because i broke a 1/16" end mill yesterday on 6061 -- what were your speeds & feeds like?

Still trying to figure out how to not get that little "ting!" of failure...
Feed: 500mm/min (this could probably be increased)
Plunge: 75mm/min
Cut in 2 passes with a 2 flute 1/16 bit.

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Re: Narrow Belt Clip

Post by seigenblues » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:54 pm

I cleaned up the svg a bit, joining the curved arcs with the line segments. it was giving a couple different cam software trouble (jscut, easel, and meshcam from the dxf export)

the cut went fine except the bit broke on the last pass of the profile cut. i was using an uncoated 1/16" bit and will try with a coated one next time...

here's the updated file if anyone else had trouble:
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Batch 4 Shapeoko #837, dual y & dw660
Shapeoko2, TinyG w/ dw660, NEMA23 XY.

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Re: Narrow Belt Clip

Post by jacob32123 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:14 pm

seigenblues wrote:I cleaned up the svg a bit, joining the curved arcs with the line segments. it was giving a couple different cam software trouble (jscut, easel, and meshcam from the dxf export)

the cut went fine except the bit broke on the last pass of the profile cut. i was using an uncoated 1/16" bit and will try with a coated one next time...

here's the updated file if anyone else had trouble:
I had to do the same thing, but it appears I uploaded the wrong file. Thanks for fixing it.

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Re: Narrow Belt Clip

Post by lordmundi » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:10 pm

cool... thanks for sharing this!

is there any risk of hurting the belt by passing it through aluminum rather than plastic?

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Re: Narrow Belt Clip

Post by cvoinescu » Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:42 pm

The part of the belt that goes into the clip, regardless of what it's made of, will get mangled enough to make that portion unusable as a toothed belt, if you disassemble it later. But that doesn't matter -- you're not going to reuse the last few centimeters of belt for anything.

The clip won't break the belt, or cut through it, or anything like that. I've been using stainless steel anchors of a similar design for a long time now, with no issues.
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Re: Narrow Belt Clip

Post by WillAdams » Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:46 pm

I would urge one to clean up the cut edge and lightly chamfer or round it off, but that's more of a precaution / good work habit.
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Re: Narrow Belt Clip

Post by cvoinescu » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:12 pm

Meh.
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