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  • Phoenix17 commented on Phoenix17's forum topic Need help with grandpa's old router1 month ago

    This is the router

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  • Phoenix17 commented on RobertKuhlmann's instructable 3D Printer Heated Bed10 months ago
    3D Printer Heated Bed

    Maybe look into fiberglass insulation as a bottom cover. It won't reflect, but will conserve the convection heat. I would expect that to work pretty well.

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  • Arduino Controlled CNC / 3D Printer Hybrid

    Beautifully done! I was wondering why you opted for high precision parts (ground rails and linear bearings) while sticking to timing belts and 1:1 ratios for your X and Y drives? It seems you could gain an enormous amount of precision if you used ballscrews/anti-backlash nuts for those two drives as well like a I also see two steppers driving a single axis. I see it on the Prusa i3 as well. Not owning any- does this not cause any torquing or do they really always step perfectly together? Do they use two motors because of the distance and the stretching that could occur between the two?Sorry for so many questions, but I'm looking at building one myself, and was looking to marry 3d printing and milling like you have. I'll be using your instructable as a main reference for sure.One more qu...see more »Beautifully done! I was wondering why you opted for high precision parts (ground rails and linear bearings) while sticking to timing belts and 1:1 ratios for your X and Y drives? It seems you could gain an enormous amount of precision if you used ballscrews/anti-backlash nuts for those two drives as well like a I also see two steppers driving a single axis. I see it on the Prusa i3 as well. Not owning any- does this not cause any torquing or do they really always step perfectly together? Do they use two motors because of the distance and the stretching that could occur between the two?Sorry for so many questions, but I'm looking at building one myself, and was looking to marry 3d printing and milling like you have. I'll be using your instructable as a main reference for sure.One more question- any issues with limited G code commands using printer software vs CNC milling software? One thing I've been searching for an answer to is whether I should look for a CNC controller and run 3d printing through it, or use RAMPS 1.4 because it's cheaper but might limit the code it can handle.

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  • Phoenix17 commented on JohnnieT's instructable Arduino CNC11 months ago
    Arduino CNC

    Have you considered dual-purposing your machine as a 3D printer or laser engraver? Since the mechanics are the same, it seems like all you may need is different electronics board plugins and the extruder setup or laser, right?

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