200W CNC bottom plate

What is this piece (in red) for? Just cosmetic or does it serve a structural purpose. I tried to loosen the 4 screws fastening it but no dice, they’re very tight (I assume with loctite). I’d like to remove it and use the screws/holes to attach a vacuum attachment.

speculating but might be a thrust bearing cap…

Ah, you’re probably right. Thank you.

In case you missed this thread: CNC self-impelled vacuum dust shoe (no external vacuum required)

I have the version for the 50w CNC module… Can’t wait to see the 200w module version coming out…

I saw that (it’s innovative), but I can just buy a better one for the 200W now for less than the cost of those STL files.

Interesting. Gotta take a look at that… Thx for sharing…

Hi Slartibartfass - I was doing some research as I’m starting the design on the 200W CNC self-impelled dust shoe and saw this. Just wanted to let you know it’s definitely coming soon.

Great. Let me know if you need measurements off the module. I got the 200w CNC module already… Happy to help…