- March 11, 2017 at 2:51 pm #29229
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.March 11, 2017 at 3:25 pm #29234
Nice, looks like you are a quick study!March 11, 2017 at 6:16 pm #29245
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.March 13, 2017 at 1:22 pm #29364
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?
NeilMarch 13, 2017 at 5:26 pm #29407
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.March 13, 2017 at 8:22 pm #29434
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:1562144March 15, 2017 at 9:29 am #29587
Looks great Jim. What bracket did you use for the Z wires and how did you attach your cable chain? Thanks.March 15, 2017 at 10:22 am #29589
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.March 15, 2017 at 1:05 pm #29595
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.
March 25, 2017 at 1:39 pm #30176
Finished my MPCNC’s new home.March 25, 2017 at 4:43 pm #30183
Nice!March 25, 2017 at 6:38 pm #30191
Not nearly dirty enough yet. Get in there and cut! 😉March 26, 2017 at 8:11 am #30212
Looks great! Would you happen to have the chain mounts on thingiverse?March 26, 2017 at 5:42 pm #30252
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