October 9, 2018 at 7:03 pm #71480
So despite my husband’s half-hearted protests I’m starting on the MPCNC today. I’m going with a purple theme (after I finish the spool of black). I will post progress pictures here as it comes along.
Has anyone had any luck painting the conduit?
1 user thanked author for this post.October 9, 2018 at 7:11 pm #71483
Ryan used some kind of steel dye on his steel build. the conduit’s coating comes off under the pressure of the bearings, so I doubt the paint will stick. Maybe it just smooshes it down? You can always try it another piece of conduit is $10.October 9, 2018 at 7:14 pm #71485
Thanks, I’ll mess around with it but that’s still a long way off I’m only at part 4 out of a million.October 9, 2018 at 7:41 pm #71490
Is that concentric infill?October 9, 2018 at 7:46 pm #71500
Yes it is, I normally use honeycomb but concentric gives a better finish.October 9, 2018 at 8:58 pm #71513
The paint might look okay you will just have three little stripes of shiny metal. I would use regular rectangular infill for the rest of the parts concentric doesn’t give you enough strength I don’t think. You can use it for the top and bottom layers just not the infill.October 10, 2018 at 2:39 am #71522
I’m also think that concentric infill isn’t good idea here. It’s better to use simple grid infill.October 12, 2018 at 7:39 pm #71798
okay changed the infill type. I’m still printing parts.
Attachments:October 13, 2018 at 12:23 am #71812
Hoooray, socal club!October 19, 2018 at 10:56 am #72685
Almost done with all the parts!
Attachments:March 31, 2019 at 3:57 pm #95115
I haven’t posted in a while but here’s an update on my build and work table.
I think it’s coming along nicely I’m waiting for the pulleys to come in and some other parts
Attachments:April 1, 2019 at 11:04 pm #95275
Nice! I’m in the Riverside county area and will start my build as soon as the store gets stocked up. Just got the spindle and PLA in from Amazon so I’ll starting printing this week. I wonder if there is a SoCal group or any interest among the local members.April 2, 2019 at 4:50 am #95294
Looking good! If you’re going to be carving, might want to shorten the legs down.April 2, 2019 at 7:41 am #95308
I’m very close to Riverside myself!April 2, 2019 at 7:43 am #95309
The first project I have is a large 3d print but if I find stability an issue I’ll lower it. Thanks!April 2, 2019 at 8:19 am #95314
Very nice. I also am in Riverside city proper, just off the 91. And I am also starting a build, gathering the parts together and started the 3d printing. I expect to be done sometime around summer time.April 2, 2019 at 8:49 am #95323
Ahh! Okay, for printing you’re probably okay.April 5, 2019 at 7:38 pm #95761
I’m about to join the SoCal group. ?
The store is stocked!! Just ordered my kit. Thanks Ryan!
Got the spindle & PLA last week. Just started printing parts on Wednesday.
Hopefully I’ll be assembling next weekend.
I’m in Menifee off the 215. Probably a half hour or so from you two. Might have to do a meet up sometime over a drink and talk shop.
Attachments:April 6, 2019 at 2:03 pm #95867
I left my husband in charge of printing parts so I have two extra “c roller m” parts if any socal builders needs it
Attachments:April 7, 2019 at 9:50 pm #96126
Will be joining the SoCal contingent in a few weeks 🙂April 9, 2019 at 11:20 am #96389
Will be joining the SoCal contingent in a few weeks ?
Not soon enough!April 11, 2019 at 8:54 pm #96632
First test! Time to adjust voltage and get the software going.April 11, 2019 at 11:18 pm #96644
I’m interested in joining the So Cal Group. I’m a retired Rockwell Collins EE and retirement can get boring with nothing pressing to do. (Other than honey-do’s,not much fun there.) My MPCNC is up and running and every day I learn something new and forget something I did know. It would be nice meet and to bounce questions and ideas of live people too. I spent a lot of time driving from Glendora to Riverside Airport in the 90’s were I had an Avionics shop. This is the first that I’ve heard of it.
Attachments:April 12, 2019 at 10:43 am #96699
Nice to meet you!April 15, 2019 at 9:10 pm #97118
Here’s a short video of it working.
Attachments:April 15, 2019 at 9:53 pm #97129
Very nice! What are the five lights on the front?April 15, 2019 at 10:00 pm #97130
Their light up switches
April 16, 2019 at 1:00 am #97145
- Main power
- Relay for 120v plug
- Something to click
- No idea yet
Nice!April 16, 2019 at 1:25 pm #97239
I like the switches.
#5 – The husband’s emergency switch. Once again it’s too late, please bring me another coffee 🙂
It looks very nice.April 16, 2019 at 6:14 pm #97286
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