On those professional CNCs they have these accordion looking things that cover the ways or guide rails or whatever they are called. Has anyone made or bought a set of those for the nomad?
I’m looking at upgrading it with a sound proof-ish box lights and slightly beefier spindle so I’ll have to strip it down at some point anyway and having that protection would allow me to build in some kind of coolant system.
Folks have done this in a couple of ways:
I posted a simple hack
Nomad: Cheap and Easy y-axis slot covers using packing tape to help seal the y axis slot openings as well as the to help seal the door. That worked okay but the y axis tape eventually deformed and wasn’t keeping the chips and dust from falling through the slot and onto the table under the Nomad. So, I made some bellows type way covers using an air conditioner side panels.
Amazon link to the ac side panels here… https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007I7KMT2/ref=oh_aui_de…
I don’t know about you guys but I get tired of sweeping debris from under the Nomad. I thought of a very quick and easy way to semi-seal up the cabinet to minimize the amount of dust and shavings that escape.
Take a look at the picture…
I used 2" packing tape to construct covers for the Y-axis slots. All you have to do is …
Cut 8 strips of 2" packing tape 8" long each
Fold half of each strip over onto itself so that it creates a 5/8" wide non-sticky length and 3/4" wide sticky surface for …
just like the big boys use — conforming bellows rail/track covers at McMaster-Carr:
a small price to pay to protect such a reliable machine?
$30/foot is way cheaper than trying to make these yourself.
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