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  1. jw42lee
    jw42lee Mark Carew
    @Mark Carew Hello Mark, So we decided to go with the bigger size V Wheels than the mini wheels. However I have one question about the wheels. Are these V Wheels corrosion resistant and is it okay for to be used outdoor?
  2. Kyo
    Back in the shop ! Gearing up for a new build :)
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  3. VinceBootheCNC
    VinceBootheCNC Gary Caruso
    Hello Gary!

    I bought the MK3/4 control board from OpenBuilds. I was emailed a key. I downloaded the Planet-Cnc software and pasted in the Key. I hit save and get the error "Unable to parse(1)."

    Any resolution to this?
    1. Gary Caruso
      Gary Caruso
      Nov 3, 2018
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  4. lismont
    lismont Mark Carew
    I use the soft "PROCESSING" to control my table.
    I have an "openbuilds 1050 XYZ".
    I would like a list of possible commands between PROCESSING and the XPRO card.
    For example "$ H" allows me to do a homing etc ....
    Thanks for your help.

    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Oct 31, 2018
    2. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      menu is on the right of the page
      Oct 31, 2018
    3. lismont
      Thank you so match excuse for my English
      Oct 31, 2018
  5. crispin
  6. Knox48
    Knox48 David the swarfer
    David , I'm new here and heard you were the man to ask.

    I was given a Phlatprinter III,
    Do you know if there is still a Free download for Sketchup?
    Also I will need a plugin for G-code.
    Hope you can help.
    Thank you
    1. David the swarfer
      David the swarfer
      Oct 23, 2018
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  7. Manokunda
    Manokunda Rick 2.0
    Hello Rick
    Can you help me with choosing the cnc machine for advertising making acrylic sign upp to 20mm thick. which would match my business best: workbee or Shapeoko?
    1. Rick 2.0
      Rick 2.0
      For acrylic where speed is more critical than strength it's pretty much a toss up. The Workbee will give you about 45% more working area for roughly the same price though.

      It should be noted that both of these machines are hobby grade systems. If you intend to rely on them for a business you'll probably want to go with a much more substantial system.
      Oct 16, 2018
  8. Scott Watson
    Scott Watson DazTheGas
    Hi I have built a custom OX , it’s 2 feet x 2 feet and I’m having a terrible time with belt jump. I have seen where you have used lead screws to eliminate all the belts. Do you sell the plates and such to do this upgrade, or are there files to cut them out myself. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  9. Hafizi5299
    Hafizi5299 Metalguru
    Hello, I'm fizi frm malaysia & start CNC 2week ago. purchased workbee+nema23 as 1st CNC. I've no exp. about cnc but been reading . Still for parts/wiring.
    I want to use arduino n ext driver. My Q:
    1.wiring the 2 yaxis stepper motor to arduino.
    [email protected] driver for the 2 y axis motor
    3.which driver good for me (tb6600 [email protected] 4.5A)
    Thanks in advance.
  10. gibson
    gibson dougsnash
    hello do u have the x.y axis plate files
  11. FBELL
    FBELL Mark Carew
    Congratulations on the work, thank you for your support and successes. Greetings from my QTH Brazil .
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  12. jw42lee
    jw42lee Mark Carew
    Hello Mark, I am currently assembling Delrin Mini V Wheel Kit on a M5 screw and I have 8x5x1 precision shims on both sides of the wheel. When i tighten the assembly and roll the wheels, it makes clicking noise,which makes me think that the shims rubbing against the outer rim of the wheel bearing. Is there a way to fix this problem? Perhaps smaller OD shims? I have a shim in between the bearings
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Hello @jw42lee this clicking noise I believe is actually a bad bearing. I have had this happen in the past and that usually the case and happens from time to time in manufacturing. Please reach out the OpenBuilds Part Store Team with your order # and they will get you taken care right away. [email protected]
      Oct 3, 2018
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    2. jw42lee
      @Mark Carew Thank you for your reply! I will follow up with the post if further assistance is needed.
      Oct 4, 2018
      FBELL and Mark Carew like this.
    3. jw42lee
      @Mark Carew Hello Mark, So we decided to go with the bigger size V Wheels than the mini wheels. However I have one question about the wheels. Are these V Wheels corrosion resistant and is it okay for to be used outdoor?
      Oct 26, 2018
  13. gibson
    gibson Metalguru
    hello any chance i can get the files for the 4 plates showing on page iam new and would like to try to machine them.. and great work on your cnc ..
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    2. Metalguru
      Oct 3, 2018
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    3. gibson
      sorry for keep bothering u those gantrys i have i need the x gantry ones that are 1.1" taller ..... for the 20 x 80 v-slot
      Oct 4, 2018
    4. Metalguru
      Just load up the regular drawings in CAD and stretch them 1.1"
      Oct 4, 2018
  14. frankrcfcfb
    frankrcfcfb Mark Carew
    I've got the original Phlatprinter. But it's getting tired. Any "Kit's" available to replace it?
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    2. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Hi Frank, thats awesome! At the moment no, but it is a project that I have in the cue to remake using the OpenBuilds system
      Sep 28, 2018
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    3. frankrcfcfb
      That's great. Even a different version would work for sure. Got to feed my habit lol
      Sep 28, 2018
  15. joe williams
    joe williams
    currently planning on making plans to get some planning done ....
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  16. gibson
    gibson Mark Carew
    hi mark is there a way to hook up a dust boot on this model so its stationary
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Hi Gibson - OpenBuilds is working on a design for a nice dust boot, but in the meantime check out the one at KentCNC - https://www.kentcnc.net/nc
      Sep 22, 2018
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  17. Richard Wisniewski
    Richard Wisniewski Robert Hummel
    Hi Rob I live in Toronto as well. I have some specific questions on accuracy on large machines. I am also looking for help please msg me if you have the time
  18. lexluther
    lexluther Christian Knüll
    Hallo! Ich benutze EstlCam, und würde gerne ein messing stempel erstelen, aber ich kann es nich im estlcam programieren. Hab vielles versucht. Der stempel ist klein. 17x17mm und kleines text. Ich würde gerne erst mit 3mm fräser herum fräsen, aber gleich wenn ich den ersten buchstaben wähle, geht der weg über den zweiten buchstaben. Habe auch mit insel versucht, aber text ist immer rot. Bitte um hilfe. Danke Alex
  19. foamflyer45
    foamflyer45 Mark Carew
    Hi Mark, This is Ernie. I'm having a problem with my Phlatprinter 3. When I send a job, it starts ripping the foam in a diagonal all the way across the FFF. Tried a test simple 2 inch square drawing and does the same. I can jog the machine via the controller software in every direction. I need your help in trouble shooting this issue. Thanks [email protected]
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Hi Ernie, Awesome to hear your running the Phlatprinter! I will look at your email today and see if I can figure out what may be happening. Good to hear from you brother!
      Sep 18, 2018
  20. Igor Pitta
    Igor Pitta Indieflow
    Can you sell me 2 Hobbit Bolts and what's the price?
  21. GrayUK
    The Secret of Life is ..... Choice!
  22. Gaou²
    Gaou² Gary Caruso
    sorry to tell and it is kind of embarassing for me but the other options are not in the menu for the free edition of mach3....! but after i settle down with the build i ll look into the cam software. at this time it is very dificullt for me ( you know greece economic crisis).

    thanks a lot for ur interesting and ur kind replies.
  23. Gaou²
    Gaou² Gary Caruso
    my apologies as it is not my main language . lots of things are quite different to understand. thanks for helping me.
  24. reef
    Software developer but I love electronics, wood, nature, and everything else as well.
  25. Galagafan88
    Galagafan88 Chris Laidlaw
    Hi Chris this is Joe
  26. Bhobho80
    Bhobho80 JOSH.PIERCE
    Hi Josh,
    I ' ve just finished to build my 3D printer core xy with fixed plate, but I've some problem with firmware.
    Could you gently send me to comparize with mine?
    sure about you answer
  27. kingDon
    kingDon GrayUK
    I made a bath bomb press for just under $100 i stated with this i got off of Amazon Zoom Industrial - Heavy Duty Linear Actuator 6" Inch Stroke 330 Pound Max Lift DC 12v/24 powered by phone charger and tubes for the stand out of matel tubes and weld them all
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  28. patnap71
    patnap71 John Bolduc
    Great Job!!! I'm getting tired of my Rostock Max V2 and it quirks. Looking to make an all metal frame and a larger sized printer with no skimps. I am not the greatest at CAD. Can you please resize your plates for a 500mm bed. That would be awesome. Thank you in advance if you can.
  29. BenniX
    BenniX Martin.Barfoed
    Hi Martin,

    I saw many videos on youtube regarding Pokeys config. Congrats to these good films. I bought Pokeys 57 and PoStep 60 but have some trouble to config it. I wonder if you see a chance to help me to find a solution. Is there a chance to get support? Thank you! Cheers, Ben
    1. Martin.Barfoed
      Hi Ben, I can try to help you. Let me know your issue in some more detail. You are welcome to use my private email [email protected]
      Jul 30, 2018
  30. freon12
    freon12 Kyo
    hi kyo i"m new to cnc i built your sphinx as a 2'x3' and i was wondering if you had a wireing diagram using a phoenix controller, i"m not sure how to hook up 2 stepper motors for y axis? thank you for great build, it can be so variable
    1. NeeqOne
      Hook the other y-axis motor to the A-axis.
      Jun 26, 2018
    2. freon12
      thank you neeqOne, i'm ready to hook up electronics.
      Jun 29, 2018
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