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Re: Mach3 as 3d printer software
« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2011, 09:41:15 AM »
Hi,
As I promise and with the great help of Tweakie I finalise the extruder controller board and write down a small tutorial for the people who may want to convert their desktop CNC to a 3d printer.

http://blog.gnexlab.com/index.php?post/2011/05/27/Converting-a-CNC-Machine-to-a-3D-Printer
Re: Mach3 as 3d printer software
« Reply #31 on: June 22, 2011, 02:12:57 PM »
Please take a look at my web store to purchase assembled boards.

http://store.gnexlab.com/

regards,
Nuri Erginer

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Re: Mach3 as 3d printer software
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2011, 12:36:02 PM »
I was wondering, could you just use the Makerbot extruder controller v3-6 http://store.makerbot.com/extruder-controller-v3-6.html via a USB port to control the temps?
I am working on the same project and found these posts this morning.

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Re: Mach3 as 3d printer software
« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2011, 03:37:09 AM »
Hi BTS,

There are some differences between gnexlab extruder controller and the makerbot's. The main issue is gnexlab controller is standalone and do not communicate with pc. The on board lcd and trimpots let you to set the extruder and the heated bed temperatures. If you want to use mach3 as a 3d printing software, communicating via pc while mach3 pulsing the motors become a problem. The message traffic corrupts the pulse sequences. The gnexlab solution lets the mach3 control the motors including the extruder stepper as 4th axis. The gnexlab extruder controller dealing with the temperatures without pc.

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Nuri Erginer

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Re: Mach3 as 3d printer software
« Reply #34 on: July 05, 2011, 06:40:46 PM »
Nuri
 Is the display on the gnexlab extruder controller removable so the display can be panel mounted?
Allen
Louisville
Re: Mach3 as 3d printer software
« Reply #35 on: July 07, 2011, 07:29:35 AM »
If you want I can send you the board without soldering the LCD. A removable socket is also possible.

Regards,
Nuri Erginer
 
Re: Mach3 as 3d printer software
« Reply #36 on: July 11, 2011, 04:36:26 PM »
I want to happily announce that I am working on the second version of the controller board.

I got lots of great feedback from the people. It is a very easy way to have a 3d printer. This board is dealing with all the complex issues. And separate the temperature controlling stuff from the CNC tasks. It is very easy to use because it is stand alone and plug and play. Just connect the sensors and the relays set the temperatures and go.

The new board will have some nice features. I will also try to set up a video while printing. I want to thank all of you because of your supports.

Regards,

Nuri Erginer
Re: Mach3 as 3d printer software
« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2011, 10:27:31 AM »
Hello Nerginer!
Nice work. What about release time of new board?

Thanks,
anfarol
Re: Mach3 as 3d printer software
« Reply #38 on: November 30, 2011, 02:56:10 AM »
I am very happy to announce that the new board and a new web page has been released. http://cnc2printer3d.wordpress.com/
This page is full of information to help people who have their own desktop CNC machine and wish to use it as a 3D printer.
An other new development is a mach3 add-on which will allow you to run Skeinforge (the modified one) inside mach3. You will use mach3 software both for slicing the STL file and printing directly.
The controller board will isolate the temperature controlling functions from motor control functions. This will help us to setup a 3d printer in a modular and easy way. I hope you will enjoy the idea. Please post your photos and videos about your setup.

Regards,
Nuri Erginer
store.gnexlab.com
Re: Mach3 as 3d printer software
« Reply #39 on: January 08, 2012, 02:45:14 PM »
Hi,
I have modified both the replicatorG software (http://replicat.org/) as well as the skeinforge software to get it to output G-Code for mach3.
the generated G-code can be used directly with mach3. I want you to test my modified replicatorg and print some stuff. Please help me to be sure about this software is working well.
After then I will publish it in my web site : http://cnc2printer3d.wordpress.com/
Please send me your email address if you want to get it and try.

Regards,
Nuri Erginer
3dprint@gnexlab.com