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Discussion in '3D printers' started by outofstep, Nov 13, 2015.
Hi , im keen to make some architectural models amongst other things,
bought this cnc machine from the guy who made it
it makes a bit too much noise for me until i build a shed and get a quieter spindle
also from looking at these forums i see that my machine has some problems and also 3d printers seem like they can do what i want without the noise
At some point id like to get a better cnc going and though this machine hasn't got that much i can reuse so maybe it would be okay as 3d printer?
on another thread i asked if i could reuse electrics and realised that it would be much simpler to get some new stuff
so my plan is get- ramps board, drivers etc, heatbed, direct extruder, end stops, lcd
and try to reuse atx power supply?
can the standard ramps electronics run these nema 24 okay?
will my MDF z axis, or bed axis catch on fire?
will lead screws be too slow ? or possible to callibrate with standard software
Alternative to buying these parts i could just buy a machine but not cashed up
cheers in advance
problems with my machine-
bed is bowed- but y rail itself is okay
difficult to adjust bearings to rail gap
guy who made machine used a design then built it bigger without re engineering it
fair bit of play in machine - suprised that has been able to cut anything- usually cut quite slow, small increments
lead screws, nema 24
came with computer and cnc software all set up
(bit embarrassing putting this bit of junk up on this site - but gotta start somewhere!!!)
these photos of some work the cnc has done above look rough, especially with flash- i have tried to run jobs as fast as i could get away with so as not to annoy neighbours
there are no pictures displayed !! you either have them set to private ov you need to upload them to photobucket to share them
ah there is a issues with google another member had the same issue
thanks for letting me know! , i can see the photos
they are hosted with google photos - thought i had it sorted
ill try hosting photos with dropbox, all photos below are hosted with dropbox, hope they work
is my machine too rough to convert to 3d print?
will it catch on fire?
does this work?