MPCNC DPW611 Megamount w/ vacuum + other features..

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  • #29510
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    Ppenney
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    Hey guys,

    Just wanted to share what I have spend the last week or so developing for the MPCNC. It is my solution to mount the DWP611 to the MPCNC, and solves a bunch of problems with that process, and includes a built in vacuum ring for picking up dust and debris. It also features a tri-point expansion mount system, so that other addon features can be bolted to the bottom of the device (such as a dust shoe, etc). Available from thingiverse:

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2177921

    Paul

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    #29517
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    Ryan
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    Nice, and thank you for not mounting a giant rigid tube on the vac mount!

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    Well, I feel a bit like this last remark was kind of adressed to me (probably among others too), but I can assure you that my shop vac mount works perfectly fine and it made no difference whatsoever in the cut quality. So I’ll wait for actual differences in real life before making any conclusion about which technique is the best 😀

    Actually on this version of the dust shoe, what I can tell from the pictures is that all the forces are applied on the bottom of the (extremely long) Z axis, at the farthest point which is no different than applying all the forces on the top (understand equally bad at equal distance from the center). So I really don’t see how this would be better in any way, unless he reduces the Z height by quite a lot to make it closer to the center of the gantry.

    Nicely designed though, beautiful thing. I particularly like the way you designed the bottom side. But a dust shoe which moves together with the Z axis is really not the best design (I don’t criticize here, mine works on the very same principle). For sure it is ten thousand times better than nothing, but the problem is that is doesn’t work so well during the first passes, when it is not very deep.
    If someone could come up with a good system which could be secured directly on the gantry that would be awesome.

    #29534
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    Ryan
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    It was not directed at you, almost every other mount has a tube. Not trying to offend anyone I am just complimenting this design. I now have a 611, I might have to do a head to head cut job to see if there is a noticeable difference.

    #29541

    Hehe, no worries I was not offended at all (apparently the smileys don’t seem to work on this forum, so my message appears more aggressive than it was intended to be)

    #29566
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    Jeffeb3
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    I saw the smiley. I think it’s your badass profile pic that makes you seem more serious. 😁

    This mount looks great. I like that the dust collection is at focused on the outside of the part, so the dust has a chance to slow down before meeting the focused air flow.

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