rebuild on MPCNC

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  • #99790

    Grandpapip
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    Simple Question… I am remodding a 2nd hand unit,  This is going to be in a NON air-conditioned shed (wife can’t handle the sawdust.)

    Will MDF handle  the heat in a shed in Florida ( I guess it can get as high as 130 F or maybe more) or would I be better off with a plywood table top and spoil board?

     

    #99807

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Humidity is the bigger issue, probably want to try to seal it a little bit, nothing fancy but a coat or two of anything will probably help.

    #99835

    Jamie
    Participant

    Is it PLA? Because PLA does not handle heat well at all! If you reach the glass transition temperature then your MPCNC will slowly disassemble itself.

    I have heard 60 C (140 F) for PLA but you really want a safety margin or it will be ruined.

    Maybe put wheels on it so you can park it somewhere comfy when not in use.

    #99837

    Otto
    Participant

    My machine is going on it’s second year in a garage in Houston with no problems other than me over tightening things.

    Everything is printed in good old microcenter PLA.

    #99861

    John
    Participant

    Mine has been running strong in a garage in Phoenix, AZ  …. about the same temp but much less humidity. I do not think that you will have any issues with MDF assuming you keep the water off of it

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