X Axis Drylin Bearing Blocks - Maker Select V2by
Model originally uploaded to Thingiverse at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3297669.
It was time: The screeching of the worn out X axis LM8LUU bearings had to go!
So I designed bearing blocks for the upper and lower X axis that use 2 LM8UU Igus Drylin bearings end-to-end in the sleeve, retained by internal e-clips at the ends.
In this manner I've essentially emulated an Igus Drylin LM8LUU, which I don't believe Igus produces yet. I've been wrong before.
(Note: My cooling fan has been removed for photo purposes.)
I use a Thorpe duct and adapter, so the lower bearing block is shaped to fit and allow for that. You can use 2 Uppers if you don't have that specific lower need.
The Drylin bearings press-fit in snugly (not tight) from either end and the e-clips keep 'em in place. The e-clips were taken from the aluminum bearing blocks that were part of an Anet A8 kit, and they measure 15.75mm wide x 1mm thick.
The worn out bearing noise is gone, it is smooth, silent and accurate once again.
STL, SLDPRT, and STEP files included.
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