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PhlatPrinter MK 3

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Mark Carew, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Mark Carew

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    Mark Carew published a new build:

    Read more about this build...
     
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    Thanks for posting this build.
     
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    Mine is still getting used and working good 6 yrs later...
     
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  4. Mark Carew

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    That is just awesome to hear guys! I have mine as well and am in the middle of a controller upgrade. :)
    So cool to have this up here on OpenBuilds. Thanks for the support Phlatboyz! :thumbsup:
     
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    Thank you for posting the build and files mark! has anyone build mk3 with laser yet? :D
     
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    I love the Phlatprinter mk3. I have been using mine for 5+ years. It has run for close to 1000 hours. I've gone through 4 or 5 roller drive belts. My original controller was used with LinuxCNC but the Y axis failed on it last week. Replaced it with a CNC XPro V3 controller and was up running again in about 3 hours. I can't believe how much smoother it runs with the new controller. I can cut 1/4 inch foam at up to 400 inches per minutes without any problems. Parts just fly off the machine.

    I added a pneumatic lift for the top roller arm. Best upgrade you can make. I flip a switch, slide a new sheet of foam in, switch again to drop the arms and send the code again.

    What a great design Mark. Thanks for all of the hard work. I'll try and post some pics later of the pneumatic lift mechanism.

    I have built a 1500 x 1000 modified OX which I love, but this is my go to machine for sheet foam. It's just so fast to change sheets. I also love the CNC XPro V3 controller. Can't believe how easy it was to get it running.
     
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    Wow this thing is awesome! I really like the way material is fed in to the machine.
     
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    Thanks Michael.M. We had a lot of fun with the Phlatprinter and it works great for cutting foamies and foam sheets for various projects.
     
  9. bnbellis3377

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    Could this also support a laser
     
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    Yes, but I have yet to do this with mine.
     
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    Blowing the dust off of mine for a new class we have at the high school. We now have a FabLab and a Drone Academy! Woot woot.
    We’re starting to build a few foamis again.
    I need a chuck key and a new bit for the Chicago flex shaft grinder. Can someone point me to a suitable 1/8 bit and chuck key to purchase. Thanks!
     
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