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    Robin Morgan
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    Hi All

    I have been 3d printing for about 6 months now and fancied a step into cnc and was pointed in the direction of this amazing project (MPCNC). Other than the 3D printing I have zero background in anything like this so im essentially self taught, I got into 3D printing off the back of the fact I wanted to learn CAD but actually wanted to see my designs “come to life” otherwise for me it would of been not much point.

    Mostly looking at milling Alu, but will start off small … baby steps

    I have just started printing the parts out on my ender 3 and scoping all the parts from amazon etc. I will update this thread with pictures and build steps

    Robin

     

    Update 27/06/2019

    Printing is going well so far, almost everything measures up, slightly concerned over the width f my holes on the lower z axis mount (can’t remember the name, looks like a fork triple clamp) . Gonna wait till I’ve got he 25mm od conduit see if i need to print the slightly larger version.

     

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    Olivier Belisle
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    Welcome to the crew.

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    #104441

    Ryan
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    Heck yes, self taught and bringing things to life! I went to school for this and all it really does is teach you how to teach yourself. You will fit in nicely around here…if you can handle a little messing around as well.

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    #104507

    Robin Morgan
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    I edited my original post and now its disappeared?

    27/06/2019 Update

     

    Printing has commenced, leaving some of the parts till i get the conduit as I am concerned the tube holes are not big enough (down to my printer most other measurements I have taken  match up.

    #104533

    Robin Morgan
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    Conduit Arrived

    and tools… I like buying tools

    and a cheeky one of the car…. (technically a reason for getting into MPCNC)

    #104536

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Let the fun begin!

    #104537

    Robin Morgan
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    Well that’s one cheap pipe cutter down… to be fair it lasted a lot longer than I thought.

    got 3 sides and 2 legs done.

    But ordered all the nuts, bolts and bearings:)

    #104671

    Robin Morgan
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    Little update

    More bits printing

     

    More bits printed

     

    Conduit all cut thanks to my new Dremel 3000 way easier than a hacksaw and I can cut straight with this 🙂

     

    All nuts, bolts, lead screw, bearings, belt and pinions are on there way, next month ill get the board and the steppers.

    Oh and ordered a 500w er11 spindle on banggood, was £55, but just seen a 1.2kw on ali express for not a lot but will wait till ive managed to cut something first

    #104813

    Robin Morgan
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    and so the pain begins….

    3D printer Themister packed in last night ET MinTemp error, temp showing -14c and wont do anything 🙁

     

    Half way through printing all the parts

    #104954

    Robin Morgan
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    Well looks like the 3D printer needs a new heater block and thermistor.. now ordered so printing is on hold.

    But on the plus side most of the nuts bolt and bearings turn up today 🙂

    #105176

    Robin Morgan
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    Well now most of the hardware has come, just waiting on some of the M3x10, and M4 nylocs

    and I couldn’t wait so i knocked one of these up just to satisfy myself that all was going to be well in the 3d printing  etc (I know its missing a roller plate). Runs nice and smoothly not too tight not too loose:)

    and the bearings fit where they are supposed to

    Just need the spare parts for my printer to turn up now so i can get it churning out the rest of the parts.

     

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    #105184

    Robin Morgan
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    BONUS of the evening…. fixed the 3D printer.. parts printing will continue!!

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    #105680

    Robin Morgan
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    Well since the last post of the 3d printer being fixed, its been apart 3 times at least with various blockages etc general 3d printer woes, tbf its been going almost 6 months non stop with zero other failures

    So that’s 4 complete roller assemblies
    2 xy
    1 xyz as the other failed as i was at work today, filament snag 🙁
    2 gantry spacers on the printer now
    almost all the corner pieces done

    Just need to order the motors and board at the end of the month

    #106102

    Robin Morgan
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    Well all mocked up twice this weekend

    1st time found my legs were a little too long, so they’ve now been trimmed and now I need a bigger board, mainly to save cutting more tubes and secondly to keep the 400 x 400 cutting area I wanted.

    Bonus is that Im a dab hand with a dremel cutting wheel and my X and Y axis are all level.

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