Category: CNC Projects

CNC Projects – Rocket Fin Style Plant Stand!

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CNC Project – Routing a Plant Coaster on a CNC Router Table!

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CNC Projects – Cheap Source of Material for the CNC!

Please visit www.DIY3DTech.com for more information on this and many other projects! As in this episode we will be doing a short on a source of cheap CNC-able material which I discovered by accident while visiting one of my local home improvement stores! Also if you have any tips for cheap sources of material for CNC-ing, please share them below!
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Build Your Own CNC Machine (Technology in Action)

by Patrick Hood-Daniel [Apress]
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CNC Projects – GRBL Followup and Switch to Linux!

Please visit www.DIY3DTech.com for more information on this and many other projects! As in this episode we will be following up the issue I had with GRBL and it disconnecting and my switch to Linux. However after producing the video, Winston Moy produced the video “Shapeoko 3 vs. X-Carve (& EMI Disconnect Resolution)” at www.youtube.com/watch?v=71AQBgDkAz4 which discusses an EMI disconnect issue which sounds very much like what was happening to me. While I do not have a DC spindle, I am wondering if could be something else. However as discussed in this video, the switch to link seems to have fixed the issue. So just wanted to share this with you in case you are having the same issue.
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by Patrick Hood-Daniel [Apress]
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CNC Design and Manufacturing – Issues with GRBL and GCode Senders

Please visit www.DIY3DTech.com for more information on this and many other projects! As in this episode we will be talking about issue with the CNC, GRBL and GRBL Controler. Maybe you can help me figure this out ūüôā

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6200 - Ultimate shop package, inch w/deluxe 4400 lathe, 2000 mill and accessories, inch

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CNC Machine Project – Spool Hangers for 3D Printing

Please visit www.DIY3DTech.com for more information on this and many other projects! As in this episode we will be using the CNC machine to cut out some spool brackets for the Wanhao 3D Printer. Also looking for some other interesting CNC project you might like to see made, so give a shout below if you have ideas!

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CNC Router Projects – Laser Cutting a Gasket for the Spindle

Please visit www.DIY3DTech.com for more information on this and many other projects! As in this episode we will be using the K40/ eBay Chinese Laser cutter and engraver to make a gasket for the CNC spindle as part of the dust boot project.

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Fibre Craft Foam-Sheets 5-1/2-Inch-by-8-1/2-Inch, 50-Pack, Rainbow Colors

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CNC Projects – 3D Printed Dust Boot Part 1

Please visit www.DIY3DTech.com for more information on this and many other projects! As in this episode we will be looking at a 3D printed dust Boot we designed for the Probotix Fireball v90 CNC machine. This is a bit of a work in progress however wanted to share it so everyone could see how it was going to together and the design behind it. We will also post the STLs on TinkerCad and Thingeverse too if you want to try it out.

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XYZprinting da 3D Printer

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CNC Tips and Tricks – Cutting Extruded Polystyrene Sheets

So in this episode we are going to look at machining sheets of extruded polystyrene sheets we bought a  couple years back.  This was very cheap verses that of acrylic, however machining is a bit harder as the plastic wants to melt rather than cut.  So what we did was:

1. Use a 1/8″ 2 flute end mill (amzn.to/1LMWEJy)

2. Kicked the speed up to 100 Inches per minute

3. Slowed the spindle down to only 1/3 speed using a speed controller(amzn.to/1GUViXB)

 

A. Polystyrene

 is a synthetic aromatic polymer made from the monomer styrene. Polystyrene can be solid or foamed. General purpose polystyrene is clear, hard, and rather brittle. It is an inexpensive resin per unit weight. Polystyrene is one of the most widely used plastics, the scale of its production being several billion kilograms per year. Polystyrene can be naturally transparent, but can be colored with colorants.

As a¬†thermoplastic¬†polymer, polystyrene is in a solid (glassy) state at room temperature but flows if heated above about 100¬†¬įC, its¬†glass transition temperature. It becomes rigid again when cooled. This temperature behavior is exploited for¬†extrusion, and also for¬†molding¬†and¬†vacuum forming, since it can be cast into molds with fine detail.

B. Polystyrene features

  • ¬†Excellent light transmittance.
  • ¬†High mechanical strength.
  • ¬†Weather proof
  • ¬†Non-toxic and chemical resistant.
  • ¬†Easily be processed

C. Polystyrene applications

  • ¬†Advertisement: blow molding board, CNC engraving materials, Laser engraving materials, sign board, ¬†light box, ¬†window, logo and mark, etc.
  • ¬†Furniture: office furniture, cabinet, window, etc.
  • ¬†Finishing Material: decorative sheets, storage racks, room segments, etc.

VenTech VTSPEED Variable Dial Router Fan Speed Controller for Duct and Inline Fans

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