[R][M] Slime Bearing

A project log for SecSavr Sublime [gd0036]

A 3D printer that I described as "The FULL Coverage, Extended X, Pro Max, Ultramatrix Solution".

kelvinAkelvinA 07/03/2022 at 03:130 Comments

The more I model, the more it looks like a snail. "Slime" was only supposed to be an internal name, technically speaking. 

I did some research into bearings to see if there is a bearing I should be using instead of the classic deep groove ball bearing. It seems that "lazy susans" start at 140mm so they won't fit and slewing rings seem expensive compared to that massive 6210 bearing that costs a fraction.

For reasons unknown to me, 6000 series bearings are noticably more expensive than 6200 or 6300 series.

I found out that there's all sorts of gadgets that have been created for the installation and removal of bearings: 

Considering that 2 Slime's come together for the milling tool, I probably don't have to worry about axial forces as much as I originally thought. The bearing, according to SKF, is 460g but it should mean that:

To finish, I'm thinking that room-temp air will be pumped through the bearing and wires will be bundled with the bowden array. Oh and with a tool distance of 70mm, there are no collisions when getting a tool off the Tool Bar.