Accessories for Zen Toolworks CNC

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Accessories for Zen Toolworks CNC by hansj66 Aug 12, 2012

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The design files for this thing have been removed as a protest against Stratasys after their decision to file a patent infringement lawsuit against Microboards Technology. Their decision is extremely destructive and also underlines that the patent system is obsolete as it no longer serves any purpose for the betterment of society. Its main role is as a blunt weapon used by incumbents to hamper innovation. I see absolutely no reason to continue indirectly supporting Stratasys by providing free content to Thingiverse.

This is a set of accessories that I designed for my Zen Toolworks CNC.

1) Shop vac interface
2) Y-axis homing/limit switch bracket.


Limit-switches for Z & X-axis can be mountet on the original frame without additional support.
The Y-axis limit switch bracket can accomodate a standard arcade style microswitch, and allows for maximum table travel in the Y direction.

The vacuum interface allows for a 4 cm diameter flexi tube, but can easily be modified to accomodate other diameters. Use hot glue to secure the flexi tube to interface part d and b.

These parts were designed for the 7x7" version. I suspect that they also might fit the 12x12" version, but I haven't verified this.

PS. You may need to modify parts a & b slightly if you plan on re-using the original screws for mounting these (I used plastite screws with smaller diameter heads)

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not bad!

which model from zen do you have?, i have to 7x7 3d model :D

oops lol was in the description :P

Your title is ambiguous. CNC is Computer Numeric Control. So, is it a CNC drill press?