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    Default EMC2 working perfectly for controlling a 3D printer (RepRap)

    Hello :-)

    I am using EMC2 to control my CNC, working as RepStrap, a 3D printer based on RepRap.

    Here a video.

    And here a picture:


    EMC2 is powerful!! And also others Free Software and Open Hardware projects ;-)

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    nice work,

    could you explain more on your setup?

    http://mickgalt.blogspot.com


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    Quote Originally Posted by djmickyg View Post
    nice work,

    could you explain more on your setup?
    It's simple: I put the extruder on my CNC and run the gcode using EMC2 :-)

    The extruder is this one: ThermoplastExtruder_2_0

    There is some custom python code for interact with EMC2 and also a custom firmware for Arduino board of the ThermoplastExtruder_2_0, get all them here.



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    Casainho.. Its a nice 3D print..I am also reading about Reprap.. but I am using Mach3, that is not good at temperature controlling and other functionality as compare to EMC...

    I am using Mach3, so as its a LPT port controller..I have to use the original reprap Java firmware with all the only Sanguino based motherboard.. I will use the SLA based controller..

    Currently I am working on low-cost extruder design that will take ABS/HDPE granules that are cheaply available..

    You have to add support/Fill material..I think you have generated the code with other CAM software...the reprap one is the best for STL slicing and machine specific code generation...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khalid View Post
    Casainho.. Its a nice 3D print..I am also reading about Reprap.. but I am using Mach3, that is not good at temperature controlling and other functionality as compare to EMC...

    I am using Mach3, so as its a LPT port controller..I have to use the original reprap Java firmware with all the only Sanguino based motherboard.. I will use the SLA based controller..

    Currently I am working on low-cost extruder design that will take ABS/HDPE granules that are cheaply available..

    You have to add support/Fill material..I think you have generated the code with other CAM software...the reprap one is the best for STL slicing and machine specific code generation...
    So it's time for you go with EMC2 ;-) You will be much more powerful when using EMC2.

    I generate gcode using the same tools RepRap uses, the skeinforge.



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    Your project is very interesting. Thanks for sharing.



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    In last months I am using my CNC and EMC2 as a 3D printer - EMCRepStrap. See here my project page with pictures of it.









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    This is really awesome. I have a large router table driven by emc. It looks as if it'd be a trivial matter to swap out the router for an extruder, then run the modified machine with a different config file.

    It appears that the extruder is a diy project, are there any parts of the extruder which are a problem to fabricate?



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    Quote Originally Posted by lumberjack_jeff View Post
    This is really awesome. I have a large router table driven by emc. It looks as if it'd be a trivial matter to swap out the router for an extruder, then run the modified machine with a different config file.
    Yes.
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    It appears that the extruder is a diy project, are there any parts of the extruder which are a problem to fabricate?
    You can buy all the parts online, but you may need to make your own support for attach it to your CNC. I just used plastic but I guess you can use wood also... and if you have already a CNC, even better to make it ;-)

    Go and see for yourself how the extruder is built:

    http://reprap.org/bin/view/Main/ThermoplastExtruder_2_0



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    Hi Casainho
    Thanks for sharing your success.
    Keep up the good work :-)
    Cheers Rob



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    Dear Casainho:

    Congratulations on your 3D-printer. Very impressive results...

    I'm also thinking about this, but my main problem is how to get the supplies: what
    kind of material are you extruding, and where did you get it? Is it very expensive?

    Also, about your software: are you running EMC2 under Ubuntu? what version?
    Did you use a Ubuntu distribution that already came with EMC2 installed?

    Thank you

    Nelson



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    Quote Originally Posted by Arquibaldo View Post
    Dear Casainho:

    Congratulations on your 3D-printer. Very impressive results...

    I'm also thinking about this, but my main problem is how to get the supplies: what
    kind of material are you extruding, and where did you get it? Is it very expensive?

    Also, about your software: are you running EMC2 under Ubuntu? what version?
    Did you use a Ubuntu distribution that already came with EMC2 installed?

    Thank you

    Nelson
    Nelso, I am using ABS and I bought it on Makerbot store. I think there are a few sources for it, be you in Europe, US or China (Sam Wong fro example is living in China).

    I installed the Ubuntu version of EMC2 LiveCD.

    Don't forget to check this sites for all the information:
    - http://objects.reprap.org/wiki/Builders/EMCRepStrap
    - http://code.google.com/p/casainho-pr...terEMCRepStrap
    - http://casainho-emcrepstrap.blogspot.com/



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