May 22, 2016 at 1:37 pm #12636
Alright I changed the nesting levels and it stuck but the pagination isn’t sticking. I had to get me theme edited with a code snippet just to ge tthe breadcrumbs to work. I will look into it.
The login stays for me for 24 hours on both phone and computer, I am pretty sure I can’t change that though.May 22, 2016 at 1:38 pm #12637
You always see these YouTube vloggers commenting I all these different brands of high and low end 3d printers. and while I enjoy learning about what’s out there I always find myself laughing when they talk about how youre going to pay more for better quality…. When I got into this project I was just looking for something that could spit out large dirty prints for some one-off projects I was working on. now I’m devoted to pushing this 300 dollar multi-tool to its limits to show off how incredibly capable it actually is. and being able to throw a multi-part model on the bed all at once is a godsend. it may take longer, but the nature of this design means that even if you have a failed print (from clogging, warping, whatever), chances are your machine will not be affected. I’ve seen simple problems cause huge issues because they weren’t caught for hours on other printers. But this thing is totally capable of anything I can throw at it. I’d love to see 3d printing nerd or makers muze get a chance to put one of these to task. i came into this project with incredibly low expectations and I’ve had those met and exceeded 100fold. great work Ted, or Ryan, or whatever you call yourself…May 22, 2016 at 1:44 pm #12639
I made a tape dispenser froma model on thingiverse last night. big flat parts much too large to print on my printrbot play. and I was able to put all the parts on one bed and go to sleep.
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You could just disable the mobile site all together and it would probably load fasterMay 22, 2016 at 1:49 pm #12646
Slightly better now the column is only 3-4 letters instead of just one.
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I was at the maker faire yesterday and it is kinda funny to see all these giant name printer brands there, all trying to say there printer is better than the others and there prices keep climbing (one of them told me their build volume sets them far above the competition, I almost laughed out loud). Look at there print tables any you could never pick one out of the crowd. The other thing that gets me is they are still making single function machines, why, no reason not to add a laser or laser option? I understand it takes time to change up production parts of mass produced machines but it has been years and all they seem to change it the case they put them in.
Side note http://www.vectric.com/ has a pretty good option for me to buy Bulk software and offer it with complete kits. There software would be the same price but I can give a discount on my complete bundle. I just have to buy the licenses in bulk 5-10 at a a time.May 22, 2016 at 2:06 pm #12654
this part ended up printing really wellMay 22, 2016 at 3:13 pm #12680
As lon as their software can handle cad to cam, and hopefully with a wysiwyg interface or at least the option to use one. im seriously thinking of building a whole separate machine and running it on grbl just so I can have the ease of punching go from easel. you shouldn’t have to have a doctorate to be able to produce decent milling.May 22, 2016 at 3:52 pm #12684
Did you see the seemycnc one? The one that was 10 feet tall and used 3mm nozzle?
I also thought the gigmicro booth was cool. I could see doing that kind of photography with an mpcnc.
Also, I find the mobile forums pretty annoying. So much, I almost never use them. Without knowing anything about web development, or anything you are doing, I would think there would be some open source forum software that would work better, with less work from you. I will say a month or two ago, they got somewhat better.
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Lets try to fix the forums over here, https://www.v1engineering.com/forum/topic/new-forum-softwarebackend/.May 23, 2016 at 11:01 am #12730
Been working with the new center for over a week now and the only issue I have had is that the center became looser after a couple days of use.
I had to tighten all the bolts to get the bearings to touch the pipe again. I don’t think it will go any tighter so I might reprint it at 99.5% in the future.
After this everything has been fine. Been doing mostly cuts in MDF, created a new t-slot and spoil board and so far it has been good.
Now I need to figure out a dust shoe as my garage is covered in dust. The old dust shoe no longer fits because of the new mount 🙂May 23, 2016 at 11:12 am #12732
All of the bearings lost contact? Is your conduit wearing out? Mine is still doing well and I haven’t even tightened the four 2.5″ bolts at all yet.May 23, 2016 at 11:16 am #12733
How was it for you with the old center? This one is the same dimensions other than I opened up the tension slots an extra 1.5mm, so really you should be able to tighten it up way more then the last one. You have me nervous, I am going to take this one apart to check for wear and I have a second set ready to build and make the instructions with.
I really do appreciate the input. I am in a bubble here and you beta testers really help more than you probably know. I much rather fix issues here than have to release updated parts on thingiverse, that is a clusterfu$k to deal with at that point.May 23, 2016 at 12:44 pm #12743
I don’t think my conduit is wearing out. Not all the bearings lost contact, just a couple but enough to make it wobble if that makes sense.
After I tightened all the screws things seem good again but I had to put some force to it. Don’t think it can go any further without breaking something.
When I first put things together it went in fine and it might be something with my setup only.May 24, 2016 at 10:03 am #12786
Quick update. I hope to release the parts to thingiverse soon, Hope to get a few more confirmations from the testers first.
I did find a minor error, so if you have not printed the parts I suggest you just wait for the Thingiverse release. Beta testers, I don’t think it is a big deal but one part was off by .1mm which threw other parts off by less, mostly in thickness so I doubt a .3mm thickness or less difference will actually change anything.May 25, 2016 at 6:33 am #12815
I did not notice this in this thread, but is the height between the x and y axis rails the same as V1? aka could this center just be an upgrade to a V1 setup? or do the corners need to be replaced as well?May 25, 2016 at 7:40 am #12817May 25, 2016 at 10:48 am #12832
Sweet. Hopefully I will have my RAMPS issues sorted out by the time you release them.May 25, 2016 at 1:30 pm #12871
As I haven’t quite started printing out these parts I’ll hold off for release now. I have a few more pieces of the rollers to finish.May 25, 2016 at 1:35 pm #12873
Well guess who just released them!May 25, 2016 at 2:11 pm #12874
Who else :)).
GREAT DESIGN. U r nr1.May 25, 2016 at 2:13 pm #12876
High five!May 25, 2016 at 7:06 pm #12891
SWEET! New Z axis assembly instructions look awesome! Was a bit disappointed to see the new center ones aren’t up yet, but I totally understand how much work assembly instructions are especially when targeting people that haven’t built something like this before. Just today I had to help build two units of one of our new products that consists of about 600lbs of tubing and 100 bolts. The person helping me had built 4 before and made the assembly instructions and we still had to pull up the solidworks assembly and break it down to see how certain parts fit together. I’d post a link since it kinda goes together like the MPCNC using tubing and bolts but everything that makes it awesome is “patent pending” right now and my boss (the designer) is always paranoid about his ideas being taken.
I can’t wait to get my MPCNC back up and running to print the middle assembly! Now if only my current printer could actually produce a good updated corner block part.May 25, 2016 at 8:42 pm #12897
awesome just finished the roller parts. On to the center!!!May 26, 2016 at 3:46 am #12902
Two questions about the updated Z axis. One, I assume if we’re using a rigid coupler in the old one, we can replace the pineapple coupler and continue to use the rigid coupler yes?
Also, the nut traps for the Z are the same? We don’t need to reprint those correct? And holes drilled into the Z axis for them are all still the same to reuse?
Looks great, gonna have to print those now.May 26, 2016 at 4:49 am #12904
The new nut traps are slightly thicker but I think they are the same hole pattern, you will see when you go to install them if you need new ones. the pineapple coupler is much more versatile than the old rigid coupler and it replaces the thumb nut. plus it looks really cool!May 26, 2016 at 5:19 am #12905
Walter, I mean an actual solid rigid coupler…like brass with set screws. Not 3D printed.May 26, 2016 at 5:19 am #12906
Will the hardware list surface today for the new Center?May 26, 2016 at 5:29 am #12907
I don’t see why not, but the new parts were all designed to fit together, so you may be fine. id just build it the way you want and if it doesn’t perform correctly then print the pineapple.May 26, 2016 at 8:01 am #12909
The nut traps are actually slightly different.
Any coupler you want is fine, that is the beauty of the sandwich style z mount, but then you will need a way to adjust your z axis. the Pineapple is a coupler and knob all in one.
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