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Plates and Brackets

Tech specs for the aluminum plates and brackets in FarmBot Genesis. Visit our shop to purchase parts.

Component
$/Unit
Genesis Qty
Genesis Subtotal
XL Qty
XL Subtotal

$12.00

4

$48.00

4

$48.00

$15.00

2

$30.00

6

$90.00

$25.00

2

$50.00

2

$50.00

$30.00

2

$60.00

2

$60.00

$35.00

-

-

1

$35.00

$25.00

1

$25.00

1

$25.00

$20.00

1

$20.00

1

$20.00

$40.00

2

$80.00

2

$80.00

$25.00

-

-

3

$75.00

$10.00

1

$10.00

1

$10.00

$20.00

2

$40.00

2

$40.00

$3.00

6

$18.00

6

$18.00

$3.00

2

$6.00

2

$6.00

TOTALS

25

$387.00

33

$557.00

Track End Plates

Thickness

5mm

Material

6061 Aluminum

Surface Treatments

Tumble polished
Sand blasted
Clear anodized

Mass

0.063kg

Volume

23.2cm3

Price

$12.00

Quantity

4

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Track Joining Plates

Thickness

5mm

Material

6061 Aluminum

Surface Treatments

Tumble polished
Sand blasted
Clear anodized

Mass

0.101kg

Volume

37.0cm3

Price

$15.00

Quantity

2

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Gantry Wheel Plates

Thickness

5mm

Material

6061 Aluminum

Surface Treatments

Tumble polished
Sand blasted
Clear anodized

Mass

0.287kg

Volume

105.5cm3

Price

$25.00

Quantity

2

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Gantry Corner Brackets

Thickness

5mm

Material

5052 Aluminum

Surface Treatments

Tumble polished
Sand blasted
Clear anodized

Mass

0.211kg

Volume

77.6cm3

Price

$30.00

Quantity

2 (1 left-hand and 1 right-hand version)

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Gantry Joining Bracket

Thickness

5mm

Material

6061 Aluminum

Surface Treatments

Tumble polished
Sand blasted
Clear anodized

Mass

**Volume

Price

$35.00

Quantity

1 (Genesis XL only)

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Cross-Slide Plate

Thickness

5mm

Material

6061 Aluminum

Surface Treatments

Tumble polished
Sand blasted
Clear anodized

Mass

0.334kg

Volume

122.7cm3

Price

$25.00

Quantity

1

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Z-Axis Motor Mount

This component securely attached the z-axis motor to the z-axis extrusion.

Material

Machined 6061 Aluminum

Surface Treatments

Tumble polished
Sandblasted
Clear anodized

Color

Silver

Mass

Volume

3D Printable?

Yes

Price

$20.00

Quantity

1

Recommended Supplier

Toolbays

Toolbays are available in both 1-slot and 3-slot versions.

Thickness

5mm

Material

5052 Aluminum

Surface Treatments

Tumble polished
Sand blasted
Black anodized
Laser engraved logo

Mass

1-slot:
3-slot: 0.828kg

Volume

1-slot:
3-slot: 304.4cm3

Price

1-slot: $25.00
3-slot: $40.00

Quantity

Genesis
1-slot: 0
3-slot: 2

Genesis XL
1-slot: 3
3-slot: 2

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1-Slot Toolbays

3-Slot Toolbays

Long Cable Carrier Mount

This part allows the y-axis cable carrier to be mounted to the cross-slide plate.

Material

Machined 6061 Aluminum

Surface Treatments

Tumble polished
Sandblasted
Clear anodized

Color

Silver

Mass

Volume

3D Printable?

Yes

Price

$10.00

Quantity

1

Recommended Supplier

Peripheral Mount

This component is used to mount the vacuum pump to the z-axis extrusion and the solenoid valve to a gantry column.

Thickness

5 to 10mm

Material

6061 Aluminum

Surface Treatments

Tumble polished
Sand blasted
Clear anodized

Mass

Volume

Price

$20.00

Quantity

2

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Belt Clips

Thickness

5mm

Material

6061 Aluminum

Surface Treatments

Tumble polished
Sand blasted
Clear anodized

Mass

0.006kg

Volume

2.34cm3

Price

$3.00

Quantity

6

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Z-Axis Hardstops

These components mount on the z-axis extrusion and physically limit how low and high FarmBot can move the z-axis.

Thickness

5mm

Material

6061 Aluminum

Surface Treatments

Tumble polished
Sand blasted
Clear anodized

Mass

Volume

Price

$3.00

Quantity

2

Recommended Supplier

Looking for an alternative supplier of aluminum plates?

We've had good experiences getting prototype plates made by Big Blue Saw, a US-based waterjet cutting house.

However, their parts come in an unfinished state (sharp edges and surface defects) straight off the waterjet cutter. You can pay them significantly more to tumble polish your parts, but they don't do anodization or sand blasting. Overall, while their service is great for prototypes, you will not get the same quality parts as the ones shown above and sold in our shop. Also note that they only manufacture flat plates, they do not do bent parts (as required for the toolbays) or additional machining (as required for the vacuum pump mount).

We recommend using Big Blue Saw only for custom flat plate designs that we don't already sell in our shop.