I fixed the estl file then 2nd print came out much better. Here’s a pic oth the 611 plate I cut this morning before work. both still need a little clean up. I dont have any single flute bits, so I switched to a 2 flute, broke the bit, then switched back to 3 flute.
Ok, I tried it with same settings but switched to a 3 fluted 1/8″ bit. Speed worked well. I used the y frame model from the prusa remix. I used 5 strategicly placed tabs at 4mm on 7mm plaskolite optix acrylic sheet. No burning, buildup, breaking, or excessive melting. Only issue you can see in the pic. The far hole on top of the base cut through.…[Read more]
Anyone know any changes in speed, bit size/type for milling 1/4″ plexiglass. I was going to use an 1/8″ flute bit. Is this ok, or should I go 1/16″. It’s for the lowrider plates, no carving, just straight cuts. I’m using the dewalt 660 plugged in for a spindle so no rpm settings available.
just cut this with the 1/16 settings. Are the holes too close to the edge? It didn’t look that close in the vector.
I’m not worried about the strength, it is a type of ebony so it’s plenty strong as it is, just want to make sure it will still be functional before I cut the second plate.
OK, I didn’t cut that deep at all on that one. Btw, I want to thank you this has been the most educational and beneficial forums I have ever used. It’s very helpful and everyone seems to be here for the right reason.
Thanks for the info. The only thing I want from my mpcnc is bigger build volume. I’m a designer by trade, so I want to build/carve signs for local businesses. I’m definitely not putting a laser on until I feel like I understand more of the techniques and cuts with wood. (Not anytime soon, lol) I can just see myself looking to do larger…[Read more]
ok, here’s the pic.
on the second one the vector I created was a little too detailed. I think I would need to scale it larger to get the fine details, and it also was in really soft pine, I actually dented the back with my finger when removing the plastic wrap. If any of that helps.
I love my newly built mpcnc, but am allready realizing it’s limits. I’m thinking about turning it into a laser engraver exclusively and building the lowrider for my wood milling needs.
I used to build professional photo dollies for the film and photo industries so I have a bunch of fresh skate wheels lying around and luckily they mostly happen…[Read more]
Besides the plywood comments, which I agree with wholeheartedly, pine is very soft. It will give you furry edges. Try using poplar. It is one of the softest of hardwoods but will hold it’s edge far better than pine and wont break the bank. Bit size looks good for that project.
Well, here’s the update to my project. Finished the build. Haven’t built a vaccuum setup yet but made an enclosure and rigged up an old cpu fan and tower. Lots of experimenting to go, but here are my first cuts. 1st was 1/8″ bit on poplar, 2nd was 1/16″ on pine.
It was something in the Repetier Host printer settings. I created a new printer then reinputted the settings again and presto the connect button worked. Thank you so much, I’m so happy it wasn’t something with the board.
Back again, I hope your still up.
I started over from scratch. everything works fine, except I can’t get host to do anything. All the graphics bits work fine. IE: creating the vector loading into estl saving the program and loading into r. host. But then the print button is greyed out, the cnc is not recognized, can not run and manual controls…[Read more]
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