X-Carve Y-Carriage Dust Covers

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X-Carve Y-Carriage Dust Covers by phraust Mar 16, 2016
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Wanted covers so the fancy bits on the y-carriage facing the spindle don't get dirty, so I modelled some up.

You are going to need 6 ea 6.1mm ball magnets for each cover, so a total of 12.

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Just printed it hard and fast, nothing special.


Step 1: Insert Magnets

Push the magnets into the holes on the piece. I used a c-clamp to press them in flush with the rim.

Step 2: Install Cover

Just put the cover on. You won't have to take anything apart from a stock x-carve (1000mm).

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Any other sources for the ball magnets?

Sorry, I bought a whole bunch of them, (still have like 50), so I'm not sure where to get them now. I recently bought some disc magnets from https://www.apexmagnets.com/ though, maybe they have something similar.

If you post the step files for this design, I'll similar covers for the other side of the Carriage!

I've added the 3DM files i use in rhino, hopefully those help.

Any chance you can post a step file for these?

I've added the 3DM files i use in rhino, hopefully those help.

@phraust - Would these fit the new generation X-Carve that came out at the end of 2016? (With the one piece gantry)


Honestly, I'm not sure. I think they just replaced the two rails with a single one that has the same (or very similar) dimensions, so it might. I'll have to take a look for the new specs and see.

@phraust - Just printed them today and they are a perfect fit on the X-Carve 2 (2016). Great design by the way - so happy I dropped you a modest tip.

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This is a beautiful, clean design job and in a bright contrasting color makes the X-Carve look pretty sweet (and a little more polished). They fit perfectly.

Just finishing up the printing on my TAZ 5 and they came out really nice - just waiting for the magnets to get here. I printed out a cover for the Z-Axis (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1326000) in matching ABS. I am attempting to design some covers for the wiring terminals on the gantry, and end-plate covers for the Y-Axis makerslides (mostly for the color accent).

Out of curiosity, what software did you use to create this design?

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I use Rhino3D for modeling. Tried some of the other software out there, but I keep coming back to rhino.

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Excellent design, I printed a pair on my TAZ5 and they fit perfectly.

Where do you get 6.1mm ball magnets?

I bought 6mm ball magnets from this eBay seller: http://www.ebay.com/usr/thethackery
They worked perfectly with this model.