A great temporary replacement for the factory Glowforge laser carriage gantry wheels. I personally ran these wheel for 5 months on my Glowforge.
Replacements from Glowforge are hard to get a hold of, so these are great to have handy in a pinch while you wait for stock replacements.
3D printed out of hardy PETG, they are made to fit the carriage gantry wheels with the 12mm bearing. Just reuse your factory bearing in these new wheels, they are made to be very tight so that they do not wiggle out once pressed in and will take a bit of force to press in
• Choose from a pack of 2 wheels. (Bearings are not included)
• Or use the drop down to purchase multiple packs at a discount
** Install Instructions **
First, have the old bearing out of your old wheel. Then put the new wheel on a flat surface and set the bearing on top, align the bearing with the hole. The bearing is a tight fit, so it needs to go in straight (any angle will cause issues). Use a tool that was about the same diameter as the bearing and pushed it slowly straight down. And then adjusted it from either side until it was pressed in the middle of the wheel.
A punch tool works well and the correct size can fit perfectly, but anything round and ridged should work. Tap it slightly with a hammer to slowly press it in.
** Disclaimer **
Due to the nature of 3D printed items, there may be slight imperfections that will not affect the laser cutting