Hello, my Monoprice printer failed after 25 days of use and returning it now.
I need a replacement 3D printer and I figure it might as well be the Mostly Printed CNC becuase I’d like to have the ability to CNC wood at a later date.
I mean it’d cost me $600 for a Printrbot Simple Metal and then it’s only a printer with small printer volume and somewhat proprietary.
Would the MPCNC make an excellent printer that makes prints without bad print ring lines? Was getting decent prints at .1 layer height with the Monoprice. .2 was grainier.
If I get this kit for $240, plus the $190 in printed parts, plus the $49 extruder and the extra stepper for $4.95… along with the conduit… will that be all I need? I plan on building a rock solid base/stand with MDF and 2x4’s. I don’t need to worry about spindles and dw660 mounts if I just start it out as a 3d printer right?
Say I get this going as a 3D printer fine and print the DW660 mount. How hard is it to switch between the two? Do things need recalibrated every time you change heads? Also does the DW600 mount come with a way to attach a vacuum hose?
The Ramps 1.4 is arduino based right? I am assuming we get alll the source code for the arduino programs? Does MPCNC provide that source code for ramps or is that something I get elsewhere?
Can someone please guide me as to which free printing software I should use on the computer for Windows/Mac OS X and what arduino code to download for the Ramps? Ramps is new to me and so is DIY printing. But I am a computer programming and know electronics. Would be nice if there was some sort of overview on the MPCNC main page that explains all this.