Tag: Mach 3

3040 CNC – Unboxing and Discussion Part 2 of 2!

Please visit www.DIY3DTech.com for more information on this and many other projects! As in this episode, we will be unboxing the 4th axis and electronics for the new eBay 3040 CNC Router from China we got in as its an amazing device with 800watt water cooled spindle and a 4th axis which make for some interesting experiments!

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3040 CNC – Unboxing and Discussion Part 1 of 2!

Please visit www.DIY3DTech.com for more information on this and many other projects! As in this episode, we will be unboxing the new eBay 3040 CNC Router from China we got in as its an amazing device with 800watt water cooled spindle and a 4th axis which make for some interesting experiments!

Correction: I state in the video the 800watt spindle has 1/8th Inch chuck, it is actually 1/4 inch.

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Purchase 3040 CNC Router

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3040 CNC – Converting to GRBL with LPT DB25 G25 USB Adapter!

Please visit www.DIY3DTech.com for more information on this and many other projects! As in this episode, we will be converting the 3040 CNC machine we purchased from eBay to use GRBL by simply adding a LPT DB25 G25 USB Adapter to the Arduino UNO (goo.gl/l7yd0I). This is a very simple and easy way to convert a 3020, 3040 or 3060 (in fact any parallel port / Mach 3 type machine) to GRBL!

Arduino GRBL CNC Shield kit for router / engraver LPT db25 G25 usb adapter:
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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 °C, 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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Timelapse of the Probotix Fireball v90 running Chillipepper and GRBL on Arduino

 

So here is the time lapse video of the Probitix Fireball v90 CNC router running Chilipeppr via Arduino and GRBL software. Also in the video we have the string settings which we are using for garble so if you want to try the same this should provide reference point.

IEIK UNO R3 Board ATmega328P with USB Cable Compatible for Arduino

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