Part 3 – Axis Rail Guide Assembly

I apologise I am still trying to get this information together for you. I will update more here soon.

I got the Inner Rails due to budget for this build, and they should be good for the main work I do which is engraving, but also cutting out signs.  I’m not running my woodworking machines so dust should not be a problem for me.  I also aim to make the machine enclosure to prevent dust entering the rail guides, and will be maintaining regularly like I do with my current machine.

The 3 styles of Rail Guides are

  • Inner Sliding Rails – where the bearings run along the inside of a channel
  • Outer Sliding Rails – bearings run outside the rail’s edge. and
  • Linear Guide Rails – a Steel guide along the axis keeps axis movement precise.

These are available on Cloudray’s Website or their eBay store

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/705-53470-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=11800&pub=5575520346&campid=5338570371&mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fsch%2Fm.html%3F_ssn%3Dcloudray-laser%26LH_PrefLoc%3D%26_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dm570.l1313%26_nkw%3DRAILS%26_sacat%3D0

The eBay listings have all dimensions and more information on these rail guides.

I have included some of these below.

Also Note: this website and information will be moving to my new domain soon https://mwlaser.com.au/ so if you bookmarked this page you may want to check my new domain in the coming weeks for the new link.

Cheers Matt.