Hello everyone! I’ve been following this proyect for quite a long time (since LowRider release) and I was fascinated by the flexibility of the MPCNC to perform different tasks (as cnc, plotter, engraver…).
My plan was to make one but with bigger z height (3d pinter nerd, with some knowledge on milling soft materials). In the end, due to that change and being unable to find the tube profile that the MPCNC uses, I ended up 3D modeling a heavily modded MPCNC, but extremly woobly while printing.
The solution was to change the movement of some parts, and turn the idea into a kind of CoreXY build.
I can print at 40mm/s with pretty nice quality (still tweaking SuperSlicer settings), but I still feel the structure is not enough rigid and the bed cant be lifted properly by the Nema17 motors with 8mm threaded rods.
Already thinking about a new version (lets call it legit V1) using aluminum profiles (thinking about 3030, so I can change the tool head and be able to do some soft milling (I have a powerfull router catching dust). The idea is to make X/Y movement as in LowRider (but with the aluminum profiles) and make the z axis and structure similar to Voron 2.4 (but changing z movement with threaded rods).
The main point of this post is to thank Ryan and all the comunity for the tips and tricks, for this awesome idea and for giving me enough confidence to not buy an already asembled 3D machine and make my own.
Maybe in the future I end up building a LowRider, who knows.