I am ready to reveal the surprise: black hardcoat anodized MakerSlide (known as Type III in the US). The coating withstands contact with steel V-wheels.
Not only tough, but also gorgeous!
The 1 m pieces are in the store; I’m adding 375 mm, 500 mm and 750 mm pieces as we speak. One metre is the longest length available hard coated.
We also have a new MakerSlide carriage plate, with hole patterns that work with our chrome steel V-groove bearings.
Coming in September, a hardcoat-and-steel-wheels upgrade for the eShapeOko.