Dui, ni shuo de dui replied to the topic The boss is ditching Autodesk products… Suggestions? in the forum Software Development 1 day, 5 hours ago
I tried Fusion on several machines, they all crashed. Either not powerful enough, either graphic driver issues… Never been able to use it more than one hour.
So I stick with Onshape for now, it works pretty well, even on the crappiest machines.
I already installed Octoprint, and it works fine as a 3D printer controller. But I wish I could also use this CNCjs thing for whenever I’m using the machine as a CNC.
Is it possible to use both? If yes, any idea how?
It is surely a pretty stupid question, but I’m a total moron when it comes to using linux.
Well, as it sounds like you’ll end up doing it anyways, just try to find the safest method you can. But keep in mind that you might not be the only one suffering from ugly consequences in case anything goes wrong.
If I had no other way but to find a solution, I guess my way would be to build a metal enclosure around the CNC and put it under a…[Read more]
I was wondering, why going through all this hassle and not using Octoprint instead?
You would have remote control as well as webcam remote view, on a laptop or even on your phone. Sounds more convenient to me.
In any case, as other people said already, it is not a great idea to leave your CNC unattended. Many things can catch fire, it can be the…[Read more]
Dui, ni shuo de dui replied to the topic Which is easier to build and make work? Low Rider or MPCNC? in the forum Advice – MPCNC 5 days, 9 hours ago
Dui, ni shuo de dui replied to the topic Is a 0.9 degree Nema 17 better than a 1.8 degree Nema 17? in the forum Advice – MPCNC 5 days, 9 hours ago
Shouldn’t make a noticeable difference in my opinion.
Just go for whichever one is the cheapest.
Dui, ni shuo de dui replied to the topic What's a good way to drill self centered holes in the tubes? in the forum Advice – MPCNC 5 days, 9 hours ago
There is really not much need for precision here.
The only thing to be careful about here is to not crush the tube by applying too much force. So if you are using a drill press, make sure that you are not pushing it through the tube too hard.
Dui, ni shuo de dui replied to the topic Why 3D printers can't be CNC mills (Thomas Sanladerer) in the forum Random or Off Topic 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Yeah, 3D printers are not really the best CNC mills, but they can work fine.
I managed to convert my Delta 3D printer to CNC milling a few years ago, it worked very well despite being the total opposite of rigid. I was able to mill wood and some very hard composite stuff, never tried aluminum but I’m pretty confident this would have worked…[Read more]
Your clogging issues are due to an insufficient cooling of the cold side of hotend.
You can try several things:
-Put a more powerful cooling fan (cheap and easy)
-watercool the nozzle (a bit more complicated, plus it adds weight, but solves totally the issue)
-Lower quite a bit your hotend temperature
-increase your travel speeds (to reduce…[Read more]
Well, in China, it’s a whole different story. Especially in Shanghai.
Price are somewhat high, depending where you live in the city, but finding a place with some kind of garage or basement is actually quite hard. I used to live in an apartment at the 25th floor of a huge building, and basically my workshop was my living room. I’ve restaured a…[Read more]
Well, it’s a bit too late, but if it helps anyone in the future, here is my opinion.
I have both kind of spindle, a quiet brushless 500w and a dewalt like (mine is probably not as good as a dewalt though).
In my opinion, if you don’t care for the noise, the dewalt is much better. More powerful, more robust, and most important of all: it spins…[Read more]
You should ask Kevin Lopez about those figures. He is undoubtedly the one who masters the aluminum cutting on MPCNC the most.
Actually, I think his settings should be posted in the “how to” section, given how they produce perfect and reliable results.
Well, apparently the issue seems to be fixed.
My screen used to have a full row of dead pixels, which I thought was one of the symptoms of something going wrong, possibly impacting the data transfert from the SD card too.
So I disconnected the screen, threatened it to replace it with a newer, sexier screen. Then I plugged it back again. It seems…[Read more]
Interesting, I didn’t know that.
My plan is to first try without the screen, to see if this is actually the problem.
Then try different cable arrangements and maybe (again….) more shielding…
I’ll order a few new screens anyway, they’ll be useful no matter what.
I’m not sure this is due to the connections, for two reasons:
-First, because most of them are either soldered, or are using good quality connectors
-Second, because in my opinion, bad connexions would either result in step losses or total crash of the machine.
Here, the machine goes in some random direction at some random points, but then…[Read more]
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