I used THK brand linear rails for the Wildbot. THK rails are made in Japan and are some of the
highest quality rails you can buy. HIWINN is another good brand. These are premium, industrial
brands that come with a premium, industrial price tag. The way I found around this is the miracle of
“new old stock”. This term refers to parts that are unused and still in the manufacturers packaging
but have been sitting on a shelf in some company's supply room and never got used. These will
sometimes be models that have been replaced.
For the Wildbot, I used THK RSR12 rails and carriages. The RSR line has been replaced with the SRS
(not confusing at all, right?) and because of that, I was able to get my rails for ~$100 per pair as
opposed to ~$600 per pair. Also, for industrial rails, used is definitely an option. As long as you
buy an industrial name brand, even used industrial rails, when used on a home 3d printer, will
probably outlast you. A few of the rails/carriages I bought were lightly used and perform as well or
better than the “new-old-stock” rails.