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Igus clip bearings

Posted by tray 
Igus clip bearings
December 17, 2016 04:09PM
Anyone have experience with clip bearings? specifically Igus iglide clip bearings.
Igus web page

I'm looking to resuscitate a worn out printer where the manufacturer foolishly had the Y carriage ride directly on the rods. Not surprisingly, it developed slop way too early. It's too tight to squeeze in lm8uu bearings, and clip bearings might be a practical alternative if the carriages aren't too eroded. Looks like there are 4 points on each side that might fit an MCM-08-04 clip bearing. I don't expect they would last indefinitely, but this is a light duty printer.
Re: Igus clip bearings
December 22, 2016 06:07PM
I'm not a fan of putting lipstick on a pig, but it might work if you can't change the carriage to accept something more proven....

Good luck
Re: Igus clip bearings
December 23, 2016 03:36AM
These clip bearings aren't realy made for any kind of load. Think of them as a protection and guidance for rods that move through holes in metal.
Use real bearings or bushings if you want something reliable.

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