Colorado build

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  • #29229
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    Jim Hildebrandt
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    My build, In January i picked up a 3d printer and the MPCNC caught my eye on Thingiverse. So I decided to give it a go. I have much to learn. At the first of the year I didn’t know an Arduino from an armadillo or CAM from ham. Its been a fun build.MPCNC2

    #29234
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    vicious1
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    Nice, looks like you are a quick study!

    #29245
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    Brian
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    Jim that looks terrific. Love the colors you used. I laughed when I read that as I was very similar with CNC stuff. I’m now churning out work I would once only dreamed of.

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    Neil
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    So I have to ask, what kind of conduit is black? Is that a plumbing type of pipe?
    I am half tempted to build a 3rd MPCNC (dont need it but I have five 3D printers and a bunch of PLA+PETG waiting to be used).
    I figure the third build has to have all of the ‘upgrades’ possible including cosmetics, right?

    Neil

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    #29407
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    Kris
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    Jim, same question… where did you get the pipe and also what about your controller box and main board box…are they 3d printed? Still trying to find a design I want to go with.

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    Jim Hildebrandt
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    I used 1″ O.D. .065 wall cold roll tubing. It’s fairly cheap about $24.00 for a 22 foot length. Its surface is better then conduit in my opinion and is dimensionally very good. It comes in wall thickness from .065(16 gauge) thru .120(11 gauge). The control & screen boxes are Visious’s designs form Thingiverse. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1183975 http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1562144

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    Travis
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    Looks great Jim. What bracket did you use for the Z wires and how did you attach your cable chain? Thanks.

    #29589
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    Kris
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    Jim. also what did you use to cut the pipe? I think I can get this kind of steel pipe from a metal shop but they are always so busy so when I come in for just a couple of tubes I feel like I am bothering them let alone to ask them to cut to certain lengths, etc.

    #29595
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    Jim Hildebrandt
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    The cable chain mounts are some pieces i sketched up in 123D Design & printed. The tubing can be cut with a sawzall, jigsaw or even a hacksaw if your patient. I have a bandsaw and is what i used. My climate is really dry here and rust is not an issue, if you live on one of the coasts it will probably get surface rust.
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    #30176
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    Jim Hildebrandt
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    Finished my MPCNC’s new home.MPCNC cabinet

    #30183
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    Kris
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    Nice!

    #30191
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    Bill
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    Not nearly dirty enough yet. Get in there and cut! 😉

    #30212
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    Mark
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    Looks great! Would you happen to have the chain mounts on thingiverse?

    #30252
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    Jim Hildebrandt
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    The chain is http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1958084 I don’t have a thingiverse account to post the mounts. I’m very new to drawing stuff in 3d.

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