Carbide3d recently announced a new version of the Nomad will be coming out shortly with various upgraded parts. However nothing will be backwards compatible.
I had drawn up and designed this in Sep 2019 but recently had the time and motivation to finish the project. The round rails were replaced with square 15mm linear assemblies and a custom Z plate with lead nut mount was born. Cut on a Shapeoko btw
The Z plate allows for stock spindle mounts and HDZ easy tram attachments. It was designed with the new bearings to be very low profile and the new spindle center location is only 1" Y+. Right now I have a 1" spacer on the height probe but will integrate a bitsetter soon. Z travel has also been increased to 4" and runs flawlessly with Carbide Motion.
The spindle used currently is a brushless Makita converted to run on a 500watt/20 amp power supply. While not as powerful as the corded rt701c, it should generate less heat and noise both electrical and audio. Zero disconnects have been seen during operation and the double insulated body allow the use of a touch probe (as long as you don’t ground to the main plate). It has an integrated led light, double safety on switch, air blast via internal fan, and 0.375/8mm capacity along with 30,000 rpm
This conversion is still in its initial phase but gen2 plates are getting drawn with the required changes to make a kit Ide love to get my hands on some upgraded leadscrew nuts to really round off this package.