Inventables recently released a new "Wide Makerslide" for their X-Carve CNC router. This new extrusion replaces both X-axis makerslides in their X-Carve product, and yields a much stiffer X-axis. This new part is a very easy and fast upgrade for older Shapeoko2 machines. They sell it in 500mm, 750mm, and 1000mm to fit most machines. My machine has the narrow X-axis so I needed the 500mm part.
|Stock setup on the left, still assembled. New extrusion on the right.|
|Pay close attention to stepper motor wiring order when disconnecting Y axis steppers to disassemble unit|
|Together and ready for testing!|
|Cutting out parts for Dinosaur Bookend for Christmas present|