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Does the Shapeoko no longer use Makerslide?

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:10 am
by ShapeokoBrah
Hi,

I wanted to make a custom cnc (drag knife) with Shapeoko parts, but it seems that Shapeoko uses a different aluminum extrusion now. I primarily wanted to use maker slide due to cost.

Since the aluminum extrusion changed, are the gantry plates compatible with makerslide or only the new aluminum extrusions?

Edit: Wait...it seems like I can’t purchase parts separately like Inventables X-Carve?

Re: Does the Shapeoko no longer use Makerslide?

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:10 pm
by WillAdams
Correct. The Shapeoko 3 introduced a new, proprietary aluminum extrusion. https://wiki.shapeoko.com/index.php/Shapeoko_3#Drawings

I'm afraid that we're a small shop and à la carte parts sales aren't an option beyond out-of-warranty repairs.

Re: Does the Shapeoko no longer use Makerslide?

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:14 am
by ShapeokoBrah
Thanks for the info, let me know if things change