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Old Tue 11 September 2012, 10:05
lunaj76
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Littleton, (Colorado)
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mechmate 3d printer?

Can we convert the mechmate to be a 3d printer? I haven't looked into this yet just thought I would get some feedback first.

Thanks

Justin
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Old Tue 11 September 2012, 11:19
domino11
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Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Justin,
I think this could be done, as the 3d printers are nothing more than light duty cnc routers with a heated extruder end. So you should be able to make an extruder hot end for the MM. The only other problem I might foresee is if the software will work ok with the drivers we use. Dont take this as gospel, as I have not done a lot of research on these but my gut is saying it should be able to be done.
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Old Tue 11 September 2012, 15:17
danilom
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Novi Sad
Serbia
it would work but very slow. laser cutters and 3d printers require very high speeds and acceleration to be profitable, you don't want to leave a mechmate printing for 48 hours

investigate more on http://shop.seemecnc.com/

and look for Hoss on cnc zone, he is now seriously printing after all the cnc milling machine modifications.
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Old Tue 11 September 2012, 19:15
lunaj76
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Thanks Danilo that was good info!
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