Is there another good source for the 8mm and 10mm sintered bronze press-fit bearings? Or maybe a good alternative? I’m having a tough time finding anywhere with both 8mm and 10mm in stock. Plus, SDP/SI’s shipping and handling charge for 8 10mm bearings is $17. I’d really like to avoid spending $80 on 12 bearings if possible…
Robotdigg has those. 8, 10, 12 in selfgrafite.
I assume the STL’s will need to be modified a bit to accept those bearings?
Igus plastic bushings -less wear, slipperier and cheaper.
‘Plastic’ isn’t really a good descriptive term… They are engineered poly, designed for that exact job.
I’ve been experimenting with their other bushes and bearings -very impressive. They will send you samples and they have a great 3D printing application guide. Good tech support, as well.
Which iglide bushings specifically would you suggest? There’s about a million different options…
What size are your existing ones? Find the replacement size for those. The web site has a comprehensive filter function. Failing that, post a question to their tech support -they are helpful and prompt.
Nothing existing, I’ve just started sourcing parts. First 2 shipments arriving today!
I was looking for something close to the press-fit bearings listed in the BOM so that I don’t have to modify any STLs. Maybe someone here already has some modified files to accept some alternate bearings…
Igus will likely have a compatible part.
The bronze bushings are self aligning (keep that in mind).
Here are other sources: