Lil Update & Server Upgrade

Lil Update & Server Upgrade

Update #2- HaHA what kind of idiot changes a live site!….Don’t mind the mess. I just had to start doing it or it would never get done. I think everything is working minus 1 video. I will keep going with the changes for the next few days…or until I...
Drag Knife, Vinyl Cutter

Drag Knife, Vinyl Cutter

Click on the pictures to enlarge them. Set Up Insert the Blade This is for the Liyu style blade holder, from the shop.. First take the protective cover off of the carbide knife Carefully position it into the cutter body, no need to push a magnet should suck it in....
New Store Front

New Store Front

I opened up a new store front in hopes of a faster site, faster forums, cheaper shipping, easier shopping experience, more payment options, less time wasted on web development more time making cool stuff…. Tell me what you think, both shops work for the time...
Estlcam RAMPS Machine Control- Beta!

Estlcam RAMPS Machine Control- Beta!

Mr. Christian Knuell has outdone himself and has began the porting of his firmware over to the Ramps stack that is most commonly used with the Mostly Printed CNC. This means you can now use his software instead of repetier-host if you so desire! Lend a hand, give it a...
ESTLCAM – 2.5D Routing- Intermediate

ESTLCAM – 2.5D Routing- Intermediate

This is an intermediate walk through on 2.5D routing with ESTLCAM. You should have a firm grasp on the basics before trying this. This is how to manually set up a 2.5D cut, the alternative would be to import an STL file and let ESTLCAM choose the paths. The...
25.4mm Released Into The Wild!

25.4mm Released Into The Wild!

The day has finally arrived! For those corners of the world that couldn’t get the other sizes of EMT, or those with a little extra cash and want to use the really nice 1″ OD stainless steel rails, Here you go!...
More Updated Parts

More Updated Parts

7/13/16-Rollers Released the new roller assemblies. Less print time, a lot more rigid no motor mount flex, no more washers, more mostly printed. The only thing left on this machine will be the feet, maybe.   5/25/16 Major Update Some of you may know but a big...
HicWic – Universal Mount Update

HicWic – Universal Mount Update

The famously popular HicWic universal mount system has been updated for the new 525 assembly! This is compatible with all the previous tool mounts that fit the previous design, and all three machine sizes are available. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1234989 Thanks...
J Tech Photonics – Lasers

J Tech Photonics – Lasers

J Tech Photonics did a very nice article on using their lasers with the MPCNC. For those of you that don’t want to go the DIY laser route or don’t trust yourself not to mess up J Tech makes it real easy http://jtechphotonics.com/?page_id=3819...
4 Head

4 Head

I could never keep up with printed parts orders….this might help. 3ders.org did a nice write up about it! http://www.3ders.org/articles/20151013-ryan-zellars-transforms-his-mostly-printed-cnc-machine-into-four-headed-3d-printer.html...
EstlCam Basics

EstlCam Basics

http://www.estlcam.com/ EstlCAM is for generating GCode. This software seems to do everything I want. It also seems to be translated into every language I’ve ever heard of, if not you can add translations in the software. The installer is in German I think but...
3D Printing / Import Extruder

3D Printing / Import Extruder

Assembly of my all metal version of the Mk8 import extruder Click on the images for more detail. I ship these partially assembled. These are not assembled by me so a few extra minutes starting from scratch can save a lot of headaches in the end. Start by screwing the...
Speed Control

Speed Control

I am not an electrician, I am sure there are codes against this…..Use at your own risk, ect, ect, ect. You can skip all this DIY if you would like to be more safe and just get one of these, or these. This is how I made a cheapo Speed controller. No fancy face...
HACKADAY – Again!

HACKADAY – Again!

Awesome feeling to scroll though the site (avoiding work) and seeing this, https://hackaday.com/2016/06/30/a-hydra-of-a-3d-printer/ Pretty cool to see it in the comments from another story and 3 days later a nice little write up about it, so cool, Thanks again...
Fabriqueurs.com at it again!

Fabriqueurs.com at it again!

So lets add clay extruder to the multi tool list, thanks to Gregoire over at Fabriqueurs.com. Now that there concept has been proven I can’t wait to see what they use it for. Good job guys! Check it out here,...
Ramps 1.4 Board

Ramps 1.4 Board

If you bought a bundle from me this is already done. Install all three jumpers under each purple driver board, this will put you in 32nd stepping ( I have found nothing convincing to sway me to do larger steps). Install the drivers, potentiometers toward the power...
Repetier-Host

Repetier-Host

Click on the printer settings gears in the upper right hand area of Repetier. Printer tab, check check extruder & bed temperature. If you are going to use your Mostly Printed CNC as a 3D printer, once repetier is able to connect to your board you should have a...
Updated Parts

Updated Parts

The new corner parts have been added to Thingiverse.com! More info in the forum here. Updated for strength, print speed, better print-ability, gain 3mm in the Y direction, more square/perpendicular, no more glue needed (still recommended).  Same hardware. If you have...
Power Supply

Power Supply

Step 1: Your power supply should be at least 12V 5A (unless you are going to get a heated bed). Wire up your power cord, L and N get positive and negative, either way. Please connect a ground to be safe. Unless you are using the outputs on the ramps board you only...