Tags: igus smartramps adapter
- Georg MillParticipantJuly 29, 2016 at 6:26 amPost count: 5
during the last weeks my aim was to built a MPCNC without all these bearings and screws. The money saved from these should be invested in a better controller board: A Smart Ramps for Arduino Due.
After developing some 3D printed adapter files which replace most of the bearings I tested the machine with different controllers. The first one was a GRBL shield build on a breadboard. It worked.
So the adapters had to be improved and the second controller was a ramps 1.4 on an Arduino Mega with Marlin firmware. It worked better.
And again the adapters have been improved and the 3rd controller board is a Smartramps for Arduino Due with Repetier firmware…
and Hooray: It works.
More info and video here …
Attachments:BarryParticipantJuly 29, 2016 at 6:53 amPost count: 334
That’s pretty cool. Looks like you’ll be limited to laser or printing though. Pretty sure the rods will sag under a router load.Georg MillParticipantJuly 29, 2016 at 8:13 amPost count: 5
Thanks. The machine was redesigned with 3D printing, lasercutting and maybe as a plotter and papercutter in mind. So you are totally right. Milling is a bad idea with this type of gliders, though it is untested yet.vicious1KeymasterJuly 29, 2016 at 8:22 amPost count: 2677
I can’t wait to see it in action! That material is meant to be compressed a lot if I remember correctly. Hopefully the mounts give it enough pressure. If they do that should work really well, with the standard sized rails even for milling if you put a wiper of some sort on there to keep the crud out.
I would love to see a vid after you get a little time on it to see how it holds up. It would be so awesome to make a almost completely printed cnc, expesially for the guys not using it for a mill but a giant format printer/plotter/laser/foam cutter. (man we have added so functionality to this thing over the last year and a half)
So cool thanks for sharingGeorg MillParticipantJuly 29, 2016 at 9:29 amPost count: 5
@vicious1 Normally I would not even try to get this thing running as a milling machine. But your post made me kind of curious. Maybe the gliders need some additional modification for that. Until know the design is kept as small as possible to get the gliders running smoothly with an accepatable time needed for 3d printing them.
So, thank YOU for sharing such a genious and professional design for this cnc/multitool. It is a lot of fun to work with these parts AND enables people with a small budget all over the world to make their own thing.
Thank you very much and
have fun.vicious1KeymasterJuly 29, 2016 at 10:19 amPost count: 2677
High five, I have so much fun with mine almost everyday…..some days they do piss me off. HAHA
I just unwrapped my new tig welder so I hope to be putting out more aluminum cutting vids. I use mine for everything, so hopefully you can as well.RuiParticipantAugust 6, 2016 at 6:15 pmPost count: 43
unwrapped my new tig welder…aluminum
AC/DC! Cool 🙂ZRHERBERTParticipantAugust 9, 2016 at 7:56 amPost count: 9
This looks interesting and I’d like to try it out.
Will you share the files on Thingiverse or another site?Georg MillParticipantAugust 21, 2016 at 4:17 amPost count: 5
@zrherbert Not yet. The current files are all in alpha state and had to be “polished and cut ” by hand after printing. So they are not yet ready for the public domain. When they are ready they will be available on one of the platforms.
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