V-Slot is a high quality extruded aluminium profile with a “V” Groove on all 4 Sides. The “V” Groove in combination with our range of wheels and gantry plates make V-Slot the perfect building system for linear motion applications. A hole host of machines can be built from V-Slot, including CNC Machine, 3D Printers, Camera Sliders, Pick & Place Machines, and Robotics. Check out Openbuilds for inspiration.
Building with V-Slot is very similar to traditional extrusion techniques. With our wide range of parts it can be cut and connected like a simple jigsaw puzzle. Not only does it provide a great frame for a machine, but it is also saves space by also providing the linear motion aspect. This ultimately saves times and money.
To compliment V-Slot, we offer a wide range of specifically designed accessories, from wheels, to brackets, to hardware. You can be sure that you can find the right combination of parts from our store to create the perfect machine for you, may it be a camera slider, or complex 3D printer.
V-Slot is an entirely new concept in building and will bring your dream projects to life. Professionals, hobbyists, and makers are sure to love it!
40X40MM LINEAR RAIL
40×40 compliments our current sizes of linear rail, and opens up a whole world of brand new possibilities. All 4 sizes of 40×40 have the integrated “V” groove allowing it to be used as a linear guide. One stand out application for 40×40 is the creation of cube box machines, with 40×40 being used as the vertical pillars. Most Delta 3D printers, specifically the kossel, use 15x15mm or 20x20mm extrustions, 40x40mm enables the creation of much bigger, but still rigid delta 3D printers.
Manufactured from 6063 T-5 Aluminium, V-Slot has a smooth anodized finish in silver or black. The anodise may not exactly match the anodise on our other extrusion profiles. Please be aware that the black is more susceptible to scratch marks than silver.
Rails are cut to your stated length +/-0.2mm. If chosen, we will tap the ends of the extrusion for a M5 Thread, they will be tapped at least 10mm deep.
We now get our own extrusions manufactured in the UK. So the V-Slot will either come from our own manufactured stock, or Openbuilds manufactured stock. If you have a specific requirement please let us know.