Linear guides are one of the most important components required for the development of automated or computer controlled equipment. 3D printers, CNC routers, and tabletop factories. Machines wouldn’t function without them. During the development phase, most design engineers will survey existing manufacturers for standard linear guide products to incorporate into their projects. Invariably, the designer will need to make compromises in their selection process and accept limited design freedom on purchased products. Perhaps the available guides are too large, require modifications, or have unstable supply quantities.
Extrusion based linear guides provide design freedom and can incorporate additional features to lower the overall complexity of a machine. They are supplied reliably in low quantities with the perfect design features. Extrusion designs can incorporate locations for attaching gear racks, linear tape encoders, cable carriers, or wire ducts and secondary machining such as threaded end holes allow for simplified assembly. Integrate many features into your perfect extruded profile guide.
Watch this webinar to learn:
- How hardened steel vee guide track can be incorporated into extruded
- About the process and timeline for developing the perfect extrusion based linear guide.
- About successful industry application examples.
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