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JustinO
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« on: December 27, 2013, 02:20:42 PM »

I'm intereste d in making a 3D printer head for my Sherline mill. I know this is not optimal for 3D printing, but I plan on doing some cylindric al, spherical, and other complex motion printing and am not concerned with speed.

Has anyone here done this or know where there is info?

Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2013, 08:20:08 AM »

Justin:

  I have heard of this being done, Ive even considere d it myself. Id search the 3d printing forums for
some liek cnc 3d print mod or addon..I imagine somelpace they have such a thing. I hear theres
a mach3 plugin to control the head...

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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2013, 10:03:46 AM »

 I wrote an article for the Digital Machinist Magazine about how to retrofit an existing cnc machine to do 3d printing. It explains everythin g you will need to know.  It was published in the Summer edition. If you go online to the digital machinist magazine web site http://www.digitalmachinist.net/downloads you can get a copy.
While my machine wasn't a Sherline the concept behind it is the same. I've attached a picture of the cover of the magazine.
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I'm intereste d in making a 3D printer head for my Sherline mill. I know this is not optimal for 3D printing, but I plan on doing some cylindric al, spherical, and other complex motion printing and am not concerned with speed.

Has anyone here done this or know where there is info?

Thanks.


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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2013, 05:43:26 PM »

Here is the addon for Mach3  http://cnc2printer3d.wordpress.com/software/    Looks like I'll have to do it now that it is a MACH controlle d printer. Not sure what I will print but I can't resist :>) Dan
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2013, 09:21:39 AM »

Here is the addon for Mach3  http://cnc2printer3d.wordpress.com/software/    Looks like I'll have to do it now that it is a MACH controlle d printer. Not sure what I will print but I can't resist :>) Dan

I used Nuri's thermosta tic controlle r with PID for my machine. And yes I used his interface but ran into some issues. I then created a new mach3.xml file just for my printer and it works great.
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2013, 11:42:39 AM »

Thanks Dan for the article, very informati ve and thanks for the xml file. I will now print something .   Dan Keith
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