Upgrading my SO2

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Upgrading my SO2

Post by bharbour » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:33 pm

I'm thinking about upgrading only my Y axis right now with 2 1000mm makerslide extrusions. Inventables sells two belts...the MXL and GT2 belt. Which is the stock belt on the SO2...the GT2?? What size should I get, 6 or 9mm, to fit on the stock pulley?

Does inventables even sell an SO2 size upgrade kit anymore??

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Re: Upgrading my SO2

Post by Gadgetman! » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:42 pm

It's 6mm GT2 belts, but...

9mm may be a better choice for so long stretches.
(You'll need new idlers, pulleys and possibly tie-downs, too)
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Re: Upgrading my SO2

Post by WillAdams » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:43 pm

http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ ... and_Y-Axes and the BOM lists GT2: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/BOM --- the stock pulleys will only accept up to ~6mm, 9mm requires new pulleys, idlers and belt clips on an SO2 (some people have filed them).

or, specific mention of the change at: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Mark_II (linked from http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ShapeOko_2
)

The X-Carve parts are compatible (basically the X-Carve is a rebranded SO2, just w/ a simplified X-carriage (it's a single extrusion), so everything should fit and work. If you're increasing the length of the X-axis, you might want to consider selling the machine (or repurposing it as a 3D printer) and buying an SO3.
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Re: Upgrading my SO2

Post by bharbour » Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:52 pm

The SO3 would be a nice choice if I didn't have the money invested in the SO2. I'll probably buy the upgrade kit, or individual pieces...pay as you go...LOL. The Y axis may be the first upgraded as I can then do whole guitar necks.
WillAdams wrote:http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ ... and_Y-Axes and the BOM lists GT2: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/BOM --- the stock pulleys will only accept up to ~6mm, 9mm requires new pulleys, idlers and belt clips on an SO2 (some people have filed them).

or, specific mention of the change at: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Mark_II (linked from http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ShapeOko_2
)

The X-Carve parts are compatible (basically the X-Carve is a rebranded SO2, just w/ a simplified X-carriage (it's a single extrusion), so everything should fit and work. If you're increasing the length of the X-axis, you might want to consider selling the machine (or repurposing it as a 3D printer) and buying an SO3.
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Re: Upgrading my SO2

Post by WillAdams » Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:19 pm

Yeah, increasing the Y-axis is a slam dunk since one can add side supports as needed to maintain rigidity.
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Re: Upgrading my SO2

Post by UnequalTech » Mon May 11, 2015 12:02 am

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I recently upgraded to 1000mm y axis rails and I love it! Even though I don't have enough 8020 extrusions to fill the entire bed and need to extend the wires from the stepper motors I can already utilize more than the stock bed! Definitely need midspan supports. I want to extend the x axis now too but a full 1000mm seems like a hassle.


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Re: Upgrading my SO2

Post by ASUAlumni02 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:51 am

Question....i am thinking of upgrading my Y axis to 1800mm and X axis to 1000mm. has anyone done this? what have you learned and would redo.
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Re: Upgrading my SO2

Post by WillAdams » Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:11 am

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