Please note these extrusions have a slightly smaller slot size than our normal range. This range has a slot size of 5.77mm (Normal range has a slot size of 6.13mm). The smaller slot size gives better contact with wheels, however it means our Drop In Tee Nuts will not work reliably with this extrusion. Everything else will work as normal, including normal Tee Nuts.
Please also note the anodise of this extrusion is also slightly different to our normal range. This range has a glossier finish.
As given in the name, C-Beam has a C Shape profile. The C Shape is extremely versatile, and gives added strength and functionality. It incorporates the excellent original V-Slot system from Openbuilds. Because of the V-Slot system every side of extrusion can be used as a linear guide. Because C-Beam works hand in hand with V-Slot, all standard V-Slot gantry plates, wheels, mounts, brackets and fasteners are compatible with this extrusion.
C-Beam Linear Rail is available in lengths up to 3000mm, in a clear or black anodized finish. V-Slot and C-Beam combined, allows for endless modular machines to be built, and should get your creative juices flowing. 3D Printers, CNC Machine’s, Camera Sliders, and Linear Actuators are all possible and easy!
One stand out example of what can be made with C-Beam is the C-Beam linear actuator. This linear actuator use a NEMA23 Stepper motor with an ACME Screw through the C-Channel of the extrusion to provide precise linear movement of 0.1mm accuracy or greater. With C-Beam simple actuators like this can be easily built and programmed to provide a whole host of functions.
Manufactured from 6063 T-5 Aluminium, C-Beam has a smooth anodised finish in clear or black. Please be aware that black is more susceptible to scratch marks than silver.
C-Beam can be considered as a 40 x 80mm V-Slot Profile compatible with all the standard V-Slot parts and accessories.
These clearance rails are provided in standard lengths. We can cut them to a precise length +/-0.2mm. We also offer a tapping service, if chosen, we will tap all holes on the end of the extrusion to accept a M5 Thread, they will be tapped at least 10mm deep.
These extrusions are manufactured in the UK.