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  • G300 - 3D Printed CNC Machine

    Definitely more expensive. I wasn't knocking the OPs design. More saying to J-Max that you can get good results using a mix of 3D printing and other techniques. The amazing thing about using 3D printing like this is how accessible it seems. It's really opened CNC up to woodworkers imo.There is absolutely no way I would have even investigated a CNC router if I hadn't discovered the MPCNC project - I bought my 3D printer 50% because I thought I could use it to make a CNC.Regarding price, ballscrews seem to come down in price every year as more and more enthusiast-level people buy them. As you get used to machines like this you realise you can just upgrade part of it at a time. I could just reprint a few parts and add ballscrews to my y-axis without too much difficulty for example. Then late…

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    Definitely more expensive. I wasn't knocking the OPs design. More saying to J-Max that you can get good results using a mix of 3D printing and other techniques. The amazing thing about using 3D printing like this is how accessible it seems. It's really opened CNC up to woodworkers imo.There is absolutely no way I would have even investigated a CNC router if I hadn't discovered the MPCNC project - I bought my 3D printer 50% because I thought I could use it to make a CNC.Regarding price, ballscrews seem to come down in price every year as more and more enthusiast-level people buy them. As you get used to machines like this you realise you can just upgrade part of it at a time. I could just reprint a few parts and add ballscrews to my y-axis without too much difficulty for example. Then later, re-use those ballscrews if I make a printnc (need a bigger shed first lol).

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  • G300 - 3D Printed CNC Machine

    Nice project! I've been using a 3D printed CNC for 2.5 years now and it's amazing. I've used it to create all sorts of projects from carved wall panels to board games and lots of drawers, etc.I'm sure you'll create all sorts of stuff with this!Mine is a Root3 CNC and I manage about 600mm/min with depth of cut just under half the bit diameter with a Katsu. It cost a bit more than this mainly due to the linear rails on the z-axis and my over-specced low-amp steppers.To the guy above saying use metal - there is no way I could have cut metal plates before getting my CNC. My workshop just isn't built for metalworking of any kind.Having followed developments in these things closely, if I were to rebuild something stronger (faster is always better), I would look at the PrintNC design which uses …

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    Nice project! I've been using a 3D printed CNC for 2.5 years now and it's amazing. I've used it to create all sorts of projects from carved wall panels to board games and lots of drawers, etc.I'm sure you'll create all sorts of stuff with this!Mine is a Root3 CNC and I manage about 600mm/min with depth of cut just under half the bit diameter with a Katsu. It cost a bit more than this mainly due to the linear rails on the z-axis and my over-specced low-amp steppers.To the guy above saying use metal - there is no way I could have cut metal plates before getting my CNC. My workshop just isn't built for metalworking of any kind.Having followed developments in these things closely, if I were to rebuild something stronger (faster is always better), I would look at the PrintNC design which uses 3D prints as drilling guides and avoids them in all the points of flex. Very interesting results. Again, it would be a bit more expensive than this, but still cheaper than every other commercial design.

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  • Another great project! Love your work. I'm going to go back through them and see which one is the most visible at normal speed and make it. It's a shame we can't see in slow motion :)

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