A 300mm square silicone heating pad that runs off of mains power is about $30 from Hong Kong to the US. These pads would give you all the heat you want very quickly. 3m high temp tape to the back of an aluminum plate would be ideal, i think a steel plate or even a stone floor tile would transfer the heat well enough. At least you get your…[Read more]
That little cnc router looks like a solid design, but very limited in use. I view the MPCNC for what it is, a CNC platform. We see it milling aluminum, wood and plastics. Lasers mounted to it doing cuts and art. Extruders mounted doing massive prints. High speed needles cutting foamboard. Drag knives & pens mounted cutting vinyl & plotting…[Read more]
Hey Charles, I used 1 inch steel 16 gauge (.065) tubing for my build. I live in a dry climate & rust isn’t a thing here, I wouldn’t recommend it in a coastal environment. It’s been a fun project! Good luck with your build.
Correct, do not power the trammel bar up. Manually turn it, if it touches the table and you turn it 180 degrees and does not touch the spindle is crooked. Some paper shims is all it should take. Check it along the X and Y. A finish pass would probably help as well.
Jim Hildebrandt replied to the topic An embarrassingly simple question about dust collection in the forum Advice – MPCNC 10 months, 2 weeks ago
I used some extra conduit & zip ties.
I have considered using 3/4″ threaded pipe flanges and 4″ pipe nipples for the corners.
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