1/4-20 threaded inserts * shaved belt straps * 48" Y-axis * tinyg * ACME Z-axis Upgrade * 400W spindle * belt drive Z axis upgrade The acme rod doesn’t have a reduced diameter towards the top (as the one from Improbable Construct has), so I needed a 3/8″ pulley. Item Information. It is also possible to convert your ShapeOko 2 into a 1000mm X-Carve. Quantity: 7 available / 18 sold / See feedback. Have a Shapeoko 3 CNC of your own? Better tools set you apart from the competition @Kacper Gogó? Very stiff through the box shape. I originally wanted to use the Improbable Construct top plate I had from my previous setup, but in the end that turned out to be impractical. Pro Tips --- Pro Tips 2.2. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Dual Y drive (either Drive Shaft or Dual Motor) 2. American Made This rock solid Z axis uses four linear block bearings for super precise motion with no unwanted wiggle. 2. User cvoinescu made an initial codification of the effect of upgrades on stiffness / rigidity in the forum thread Custom Plates. 36 viewed per day. Shapeoko upgrade (8) – Aluminium Z-plate. This page is a result of those discussions between us and may end up being a good documentation/overview location if we decided to develop these upgrades into kits. Order in advance the machine of your choice to ensure a place in the queue… No more Z axis belt drive or V wheels with the Z-Plus. Z plus upgrade and wasteboard height. Posted on July 18, 2016 July 18, 2016 by Frederico. All holes were exactly where they needed to be, so no surprises there. Because the backplate is much wider than a 40mm Makerslide rail, the 2 top bolts are in the way. I then mounted it temporarily and marked the location of the slot in the bottom of the carriage plate. The new shapeoko 3 is now out, so why don’t we put a laser on it! You'll get: Shapeoko … Required fields are marked *. Originally, I was going to start using my Shapeoko again for other projects after having completed the last batch of upgrades. Quick View. 35.00. by akhlut » Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:05 am, Post Now I can easily bolt the assembly to the carriage without the hassle of locking nuts. (Left link is wiki, right link is the current documentation. O'Bannon Custom Designs. Z axis Ball Screw Conversion Kit wingrider62 (Jeff French) February 4, 2018, 12:28am #1 The Z-Plus includes: Stepper motor with integrated leadscrew. ##Upgrading a Shapeoko with a Nomad. Throughout this guide, carryover parts will be called out by the words: CARRY OVER. Learn how your comment data is processed. I re-tapped most of those holes btw, because they were some funky imperial size and I needed it to be metric. Onefinity uses Ball Screws on the X,Y, and Z axis, the Shapeoko uses belts on the X and Y axis and (as of 2020) they use a lead screw (not ball screw) on their Z axis. It worked perfectly though, and that marks the end of my Z-axis conversion. The Shapeoko Z-Plus is our new upgrade for the Shapeoko. Posted on November 8, 2016 November 8, 2016 by Frederico. type in $130= in the GRBL console). Lawrence owns both a Shapeoko 3 and a Nomad Pro. Upgrade to a metal lead screw and improve the accuracy and style of your CNC machine. 2nd Generation 9mm Belt Clips. This purchase is a pre-order of the TrueZ. Next problem: my Makita fixtures didn’t line up with the holes in the bearing block. Then I drilled 2 holes on my drill press and tapped a nice M5 thread into them. Obviously it wasn’t going to fit right off the bat, so here’s the list of modifications I did in order to mount it to my carriage. So I designed a 3d-printable solution. Plus a brass coupling piece for the motorshaft-to-leadscrew connection. Sam Alaimo @Nick Gannon The 90w power supply that comes with the base kit should be enough but you might want to upgrade to the 30353-02 Enclosed power supply. Check out our full line of upgrades here All of these upgrades were developed by us and are in daily use on our machine! I had a large pulley lying around (probably also a leftover from the Improbable Construct kit) and enlarged the center hole to 3/8″ on my drill press. Check out our full line of upgrades here. SPARE PARTS; SUPPORT. 7/13/2020 - All machines come with the Z-Plus leadscrew Z axis. For this I first decided where I wanted the assembly to go height-wise, and marked the location of the bolt screws. Quick View. Software --- Software 2.3. and decided to give the updated Z axis Slider from CNC4Newbie.com a shot. Originally, I was going to start using my Shapeoko again for other projects after having completed the last batch of upgrades. All included software runs on your Mac (10.9 or higher), or PC (Windows 7 or higher). The XL is double the cutting area of the Shapeoko Standard, and the XXL has four times the cutting area for your biggest projects. Double Makerslide X-Axis --- shapeoko_upgrade_parts_v3.zip 2.1. We have had the opportunity to upgrade a Shapeoko3 in the lab and it runs GREAT! Firstly because I simply find it prettier. But for some reason I got it in my head to order some more parts and keep going until I end up with the best this machine can possibly be. 2. Shapeoko provides an upgrade to a ballscrew Z slider (called the HDZ) to match the standard Onefinity Z slider at a premium upgrade add on cost of $450 extra. The Z axis leadscrew has an optional upgrade to Acme threaded rod, an improvement over the M8 threaded rod found in just about every other DIY … Mine came with an aluminium top plate with 4 mounting holes for a NEMA 23 and even has the matching spacers and screws included. ... 15mm Z Axis Upgrade with Gates Belt. It's got all the rigidity of the Shapeoko HDZ at a much lower price. $130, $131, and $132 parameters respectively control X, Y and Z maximum travel : (carefully) jog to the limit of each axis, leaving a small margin you are confortable with, write the current axis value in millimeters, drop the minus sign, and set it in the corresponding parameter (e.g. He used the Nomad to make a super rigid half inch thick 6160 aluminum z plate for the Shapeoko 3. All components and hardware to be carried over are listed in the table below and shown in Fig. The long awaited Z-Plus option is finally available for PreOrder! Z axis sliders; Plasma/OXY sliders; router/spindle mounts; Stepper Motor; Plasma/oxy Torch holder; See All OTHER PRODUCTS. Supergrade Z Axis - Belt Drive. Shapeoko upgrade (5) – Z-axis. I cut it out of plexi on my laser cutter because, well, I can’t really use my Shapeoko now, can I…. Shapeoko 3 CNC Laser Upgrade. Shapeoko 3 XL Upgrade. In order of effectiveness of the modifications (from most effective to least): 1. Because of Covid-19 the production of Carbide3D was stopped for a while and is currently being resumed, delivery times are still unknown. The importance of improving this cannot be understated as noted in forum discussion: Re: spindle power / feed rate. The original linear block bearing Z axis for X-Carve! Shapeoko 3 Upgrades – Part 1.4 (Long) Posted on January 30, 2016 by Timothy Foreman. Shapeoko 2 # 6651: 500x1000mm, Acme screw and belt drive Z-axis, DW660 w/ IC mount, Arduino/grblShield w/ gCode 0.9g and 3D-printed electronics enclosure. by Gadgetman! An acme nut can be attached to the little adapter on the movable sled. All my other spare pulleys were too small in diameter to accept a hole this size, so that is the reason I had to use this large one. We no longer offer the belt drive Z. The top Z Axis plates stick out too far and will hit your new … Shapeoko 2 # 6651: 500x1000mm, Acme screw and belt drive Z-axis, DW660 w/ IC mount, Arduino/grblShield w/ gCode 0.9g and 3D-printed electronics enclosure. Shapeoko upgrade (8) – Aluminium Z-plate – man made mayhem, Shapeoko upgrade (11) – new Makita mounting brackets – man made mayhem, Birth gift – letter blocks v2 – man made mayhem, Shapeoko upgrade (11) – new Makita mounting brackets, Gecko G540 controller with EZ-G540 connectors. X/Z axis upgrade Probably the most popular upgrade is the replacing the stock X/Z carriage with a sturdier one. Actually I only had a 9.5mm drill but I wiggled it around slightly until the hole was a perfect 3/8″. by WillAdams » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:19 pm, Post This is the Shapeoko you've been waiting for. So basically if you choose to mount on top (I didn’t though ;-)), it is a pretty complete set. Secondly because of weight distribution, although it probably only has a marginal effect. I do find the Z axis belt driven operation is the weak point of the Shapeoko 3 and upgrading this portion would be nice. Milling was fast, smooth, with no noticeable chatter and therefor much less noise. Sale Price: 4.00 Original Price: 5.49. See the Assembly view for orientations from 209.00. TRUEZ Z-Axis Upgrade Kit for Shapeoko Standard, XL and XXL. No more Z axis belt drive or V wheels with the Z-Plus. Post by Lawrence in San Jose, CA. from 20.00. That said, I still wanted to use a belt drive for various reasons. Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/ Carbide Compact Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Carbide 3D precision collets. Shapeoko Slider It runs around $260 US or $340 Cnd with the current exchange rate. Product Compare (0) Sort By: Show: NEW-Carve CNC. ... and wanted to know where I can get some MDF that’s made of the exact same material as the board that comes with the shapeoko. It accounts for both NEMA 17 and NEMA 23 motors with 11 mm belt tensioning play. Supergrade Linear Rail Kit for TBD CNC Screwdrive Kit. The 4 start acme screw and anti-backlash nut allow for 6 inches of smooth, quick motion. Shapeoko Upgrades. Condition: New. You would need to use much stiffer plates at the end of the X-axis, and the axis in itself also need to be much stiffer. Or, add info to the wiki pages linked below, and then it will be added to the docs by people with github accounts. The rigidity mods and sturdier drive system on all axis seem to have paid off big time and I couldn’t be happier. I based my custom top plate design on a combination of the original top plate and the Improbable Construct one, keeping in mind the diameter of my pulleys and belt. My understanding is the Z-plus and stock Z should have much the same travel area --- the Z-plus will push it forward by the difference in thickness between the 1/4" plate and the 8 gauge steel, but otherwise it's the same --- get the HDZ for increased travel in Z (150mm, +~50mm) and X (difference in the width --- not sure of the exact numbers off the top of my head and still waiting on mine). Thirdly I will remake the top plate in aluminium later on, so it will double as a heatsink, which I wouldn’t have when the motor is mounted on top with spacers. ShapeOko 2 #4477. But for some reason I got it in my head to order some more parts and keep going until I end up with the best this machine can possibly be. Custom made anti-backlash nut. A X-Axis Proximity Switch (2675mm for XXL, 2350mm for XL, and 610mm for Shapeoko 3) 1 B Y-Axis Proximity Switch (2540mm for XXL, 2220mm for XL, and 712mm for Shapeoko 3) 1 C Z-Axis Proximity Switch (2675mm for XXL, 2350mm for XL, and 610mm for Shapeoko 3) 1 X-Axis Proximity Switch Mount Baggie D X-Axis Proximity Switch Mount 1 Note also that those original long top bolts are the PERFECT length and sit flush to the backplate! the z-axis on a shapeoko does not fit a 23, you will need to make a plate or upgrade to the X-Carve belt driven X-axis. UPGRADE KITS; Shapeoko; Shapeoko. X carriage reinforced with, say, extrusion between the two plates, i… And lastly because I am currently still working with NEMA 17s so I needed to make a custom plate anyway with the correct hole spacing. If you want to upgrade your machine to the new X-Carve style, you can buy the individual components listed in the Upgrade Kit (or you can just buy the upgrade kit depending on whether or not you buy the 2 rails for your x-axis gantry or the wide MakerSlide). by dave_the_nerd » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:15 pm, Post » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:07 pm, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited. I'm upgrading to the Z Plus and bought the track system. Item Description Qty FF … Built on a sturdy 20 series ex For users who intend on pushing their CNCs to the max, the HDZ will let you get the most out of your Shapeoko. So I did a lot of research in the forum, wiki pages, web etc. I upgraded my Shapeoko 3 build area using the XL upgrade kit from Carbide 3D. C4N48XX kits; New-Carve kits; UCcnc; SHAPEOKO UPGRADES; Xcarve upgrades; How to; See All SUPPORT. ↳   Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers), https://github.com/akhlut/Akhlut-oko/tree/master/Z-Axis, http://www.mcmaster.com/#6436k13/=svdfn ... 13/=svdfnw, http://www.mcmaster.com/#98935a817/=svdglj, http://www.mcmaster.com/#94815a106/=svdrjq, http://www.mcmaster.com/#98861a060/=svdjyk. Your email address will not be published. I got an upgrade kit for the z-axis upgrade. Shapeoko Upgrade. Upgrades. Shapeoko accepts standard gcode so you can use almost any CAM software. This is by nature a costly upgrade since it involves multiple large metal parts, linear rails, and a likely ball screw. Some clamped wood beams made sure I kept center and didn’t ruin the fixtures, because there wasn’t very much wiggle room as you can see. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window). Capable of full 3D machining, not just simple 2D shapes. Shapeoko Carryover Components The Z-Plus upgrade requires several parts from the existing machine. Replacement V Wheel for X-Carve or Shapeoko. Test… Making changes, suggestions, improvements &c. to the assembly instructions available at: http://shapeoko.github.io/Docs/ 1. Details about TRUEZ Z-Axis Upgrade Kit for Shapeoko Standard, XL and XXL. Here is a Summary of my upgrade activity and thoughts: Your email address will not be published. Skip to content. sold out. I widened the holes in my fixtures by sliding them in line with my router table. The lid can be printed to prevent dust on the belt. Shipping starts again on January 1, 2021. Quick View. Then I repeated the previous steps for the two bottom mounting holes. If you're familiar with github workflow, you can add info as described here. Please ignore my desk, it's a disaster.All the files are here: I was thinking about this, and found this thread linked from the wiki. Buy an expansion kit any time to upgrade your Shapeoko 3 … We have had great success with the original shapeoko 1 and 2 upgrades, so it is not much different. TrueZ Metal lead screw Z-Axis Upgrade for Shapeoko models Standard XL and XXL. But there was no adjustment possible for the distance of the acme screw to the aluminium profile. 2.1. by loidolt | Nov 4, 2018 | CNC, Woodworking | 2 comments. Z axis design of shapeoko 2 is woobly, i add this and change to nema 23 Notify me of follow-up comments by email. So this might be a stupid question, but I can't find the answer. Hall-effcct End-stops (superior to limit switches) Vacuum nozzle attachment; Z axis rigidity improvements (Updated from Shapeoko) LED lighting kit I used this to my advantage, as I got rid of the nuts and made the bolts screw right into the backplate. Quick View. 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