A few years ago I bought a chinese “T8 CNC engraver” build of 2020 profile that has shown it’s limitations in workspace size, speed and spindle power. But it was (still is) a really fun and educative toy that finally brought me here.
Tonight I will finish the last printed parts on my crowd-funded and seemingly error-prone Creality CR-6 SE (my first printer) that to my surprise did not burst into flames (yet) in the last two and a half weeks it was printing the whole set of Primo F parts night and day. I used rather conservative speeds after initial under-extrusion problems.
We lost some fine black PLA in the beginning, but when I presented the beautiful flawless core to my supportive wife yesterday evening, I knew all was going to be fine.
I will be using the official Kit and the RAMBo v1.4 board which I already received a few days ago. I am currently familiar with a grbl-controlled machine, but also open for marlin if i can use it with the CAM module in F360.
The 25mm stainless rails I bought ( locally online) should result in a workspace of 500x350x81 cm that I might expand later if needed.
Some tools are still on the way and will arrive this week.
I have not yet decided on the table/base, but have some used 4040 aluminium profiles stored in the attic that I consider using to raise the z axis and make the assembly portable.