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Mill mechanical Slideway Swarf covers

Unusual , mesmerising swarf cover

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Joseph Noci 116/01/2021 15:29:54
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Came across this - unusual mill Y slide swarf protection!

Note the neat paintbrush swarf sweeper.

Its a LinuxCNC video - limited interest, but the first 30 seconds of interest - the rest makes one ill.

Swarf cover


Ed Duffner16/01/2021 16:30:18
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An effective solution and probably easy to clean. yes

I have been trying to think of a way to add the type of cover they have on large CNC machines. The multi-sheet telescopic type that remain flat.

As a temporary measure I have installed a high temperature barbecue grill mat (from amazon) cut to size. It does need to be managed occasionally but it keeps the swarf off the ways.


HOWARDT16/01/2021 16:39:54
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For ideas on how it is done in industry have a look hereSlide way covers. Use to use these a lot.

Roger Best16/01/2021 19:10:30
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I love the brush, very imaginative.

I have also used Breakbane many years ago. Not cheap in the day but a professional product made for work.

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