Zen Toolworks CNC 7×12 3D Printer/Milling Kit

This is a DIY kit for a CNC milling/carving machine. You can now build your very own CNC machine to do relief carving, letter cutting, milling, inlay, and many other interesting processes that enhance your woodworking, PCB and endless other projects.

The body of the machine is constructed from high density PVC material. High quality, stainless steel guide rods, linear bearings, and stainless steel lead screws allow for extremely smooth and accurate movement. The anti-backlash teflon nut design will virtually eliminate all backlashes. Three new Dual Shaft Nema 17 motors for all three axis are also included along with wiring harness. The install is very easy, and can be done as an evening or weekend project. The structural build usually takes 3-4 hours to complete. We have worked hard to produce visual written instructions as well as videos to assist in the build.

Finally, a CNC kit that is affordable, durable and accurate, and easy to build. The high quality PVC material creates a strong bond with the hardware to keep a low maintenance machine.

Please consult our website for our wiki and forum that supports our products.

NOT INCLUDED: This is just the CNC machine frame with stepper motors, guide rods, and lead screws. You will need a 3 axis stepper motor driver to manage each motor, a spindle/cutting tool with mounting hardware, which is all available from Zen Toolworks. You will also need a DC power supply and a computer with a standard printer port and CNC control software.
IF you are looking for a complete kit with everything needed including all electronic equipment and software, please check out our Amazon store front for our complete packages as well as many other products.

Product Features

  • Total Travel Capacity: 12(X) x 7(Y) x 5(Z) Inches
  • Frame Constructed of Sturdy PVC Material
  • Brand New Dual Shaft Nema 17 Stepper Motors Included
  • Accurate M8 x 20mm (F20)Lead Screws on X and Y, M8x8mm(F8) on Z
  • The Spindle and Extruder are NOT included.

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Making Things Move DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists

A unique guide to practical mechanical design principles and their applications
In Making Things Move, you’ll learn how to build moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects–from art installations to toys to labor-saving devices. The projects include a drawing machine, a mini wind turbine, a mousetrap powered car, and more, but the applications of the examples are limited only by your imagination. A breadth of topics is covered ranging from how to attach couplers and shafts to a motor, to converting between rotary and linear motion.
Each chapter features photographs, drawings, and screenshots of the components and systems involved. Emphasis is placed on using off-the-shelf components whenever possible, and most projects also use readily available metals, plastics, wood, and cardboard, as well as accessible fabrication techniques such as laser cutting. Small projects in each chapter are designed to engage you in applying the material in the chapter at hand. Later in the book, more involved projects incorporate material from several chapters.
Making Things Move:

  • Focuses on practical applications and results, not abstract engineering theories
  • Contains more than a dozen topic-focused projects and three large-scale projects incorporating lessons from the whole book
  • Features shopping lists and guides to off-the-shelf components for the projects
  • Incorporates discussions of new fabrication techniques such as laser cutting and 3D printing, and how you can gain access
  • Includes online component for continuing education with the book’s companion website and blog (makingthingsmove.com)

Hands-on coverage of moving mechanisms
Introduction to Mechanisms and Machines; Materials and Where to Find Them; Screwed or Glued? On Fastening and Joining Parts; Forces, Friction and Torque (Oh My); Mechanical and Electrical Power, Work, and Energy; Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Motor? – Creating and Controlling Motion; The Guts: Bearings, Bushings. Couplers, and Gears; Rotary vs. Linear Motion; Automatons and Mechanical Toys; Making Things and Getting Them Made; Projects

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507 Mechanical Movements: Mechanisms and Devices

This is the classic about mechanical things and devices, using simple drawings to explain 507 of the small components that constitute complex machinery. Left-hand pages show illustrations, and facing pages offer brief descriptions of use and operation. Ranging from simple to complex, the mechanisms include cranks, pulleys, drills, wheels, and screws.

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FlashForge 3D printer, dual extruder w/2 ABS spools

Original Price is USD1299.00+shipping.
Now we offer a limit time promotion at USD1199.00 with free shipping to the U.S.

Interested buyers outside of the U.S. must contact me before making the purchase.

Manufactured and sold in China, the FlashForge Creator is a high quality, dual extruder, 3D printer that provides an affordable way to join the desktop 3D printing craze. The Creator comes fully assembled, tested and calibrated. Ships direct from the FlashForge factory. Customer support is available via the FlashForge Website.

Package Contains:

-The Creator

-Dual Extruder

-2x Spool Holders

-2 spools of ABS filament(N.W.:1 kilogram per spool.)

-2x filament guide tubes

-Feet,Bolts and Hex Wrench Kit

-Power Supply Cable

-USB cable

-1x 2G SD card

Technical specifications:

Demensions

· Overall dimensions: 320 x 467 x 381 mm

· Packing dimension: 580 x 450 x 550 mm

· Shipping Weight: 15kgs

Electronics

· FLashforge MightyBoard single-piece motherboard

· 5 axis, 1/16 micro-stepping motor control

· 4×20 LCD character display and multi-direction control pad

· Universal Power Supply: 100-240V, 50/60Hz

Software: ReplicatorG

· Compatibility: Linux, OSX, and Windows

· Print from SD card or over USB

· Input file type: STL, gcode,s3g

Printing

Build envelope: 225 x 145 x 150 mm | 8.9 x 5.7 x 5.9 in

Build volume: About 5 liters

Layer thickness: 0.1-0.3 mm

Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm

Speed: 40 mm/s

Flow Rate: Approximately 24 cc/hr

Extruder Temperature Recommended: Maximum 230 C

Heated Build Platform: 120 C Maximum

Positioning precision: 2.5 micron on Z axis

………………………: 11.micron on XY axis

Materials

· Works with ABS

· Filament diameter: 1.75 mm

Product Features

  • An equipment which can turn your 3D design to solid object
  • Low price with stable quality.
  • Bigger print volume of more than 300 cubic inches
  • Printing objects in two colors
  • Good aftersale service

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Design and Modeling for 3D Printing

If you’ve got—or are thinking of getting—access to an inexpensive 3D printer such as the ones from MakerBot and PrintrBot, there will come a time (soon!) when you’ll graduate from printing other peoples’ designs. There’s no doubt that you can have plenty of fun downloading and printing designs from Thingiverse, but sooner or later, the urge to design will take over.

Whether you use a web-based modeler optimized for 3D printing (such as TinkerCAD) or a professional CAD tool, designing for 3D printing demands expertise in everything from structural engineering to material science. You need know the limits of your medium, whether you’re using a $25,000 Z Corp printer, a $2,000 MakerBot, or a $500 PrintrBot.

This book uses practical examples and interviews with leading makers to teach you the core principles and techniques you need to take on the challenges in design for 3D printing. This book arms those of you entering this passionate, fast-moving field with the problem-solving concepts needed to design and print almost anything you can imagine.

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From Bits to Pieces: Expoliting the Practical Business Innovations Opportunities of 3D Printing

This is a business book about a technology-driven and rapidly expanding opportunity for innovation, that most observers see as likely to parallel web commerce, mobile communications and digital media in its impacts. The press, YouTube and blogosphere are highlighting new marvels of 3DP by the month. From Bits to Pieces is a guide to how to start turning these into business innovation and create new value for customers, company and partners. It presents examples from over fifty companies that go beyond just making something to using 3DP to transform customer relationsips, design, collaboration, time to market and the financial dynamics of innovation. It is hype-free and offers realism with imagination. The book looks at the patterns of value creation emerging from the pace-setters across a wide range of indsutries. It also provides an executive briefing on the technology, materials, capabilities and limitations of the. The aim is to help managers build the understanding of the key terms and concepts that will enable them to make of their own innovation agenda. The emphasis is on value. 3DP is rich with invention. Invention enables innovation but it doesn’t in itself produce it. Firms need a value architecture that targets the opportunity of 3DP to offer new dimensions of value: Their value narrative, especially for customers.They must use it to leverage their value engine: the everyday business processes, collaboration, productivity and speed that determine their ability to find an adge in a world of every-challenging commoditization of products, cost pressures and speed as the currency of performance. They need, too, to position for the next waves of market, technology and competitive forces and sustain value creation and make it their opportunity platform for taking charge of change as their ally, not threat. From Bits to Pieces is rich with examples. These include cars and shoes, where 3DP is moving leaders towards the digital enterprise, medicine where surgery, custom implants, and printed human skin are expanding in use and impact, and aerospace where 3DP is helping halve the weight of parts and cut material waste by 90%. It provides many examples of how 3DP is liberating designers, in architecture, light manufacturing, consumer products and many other sectors. It is opening up spaces for small firms to establish a profitable innovation space. Much of what is happening in 3DP is hype, small scale projects that won’t scale up and ones that are neat but don’t open up a path to value. Some of the most intriguing and optimistic discussion is about what 3DP will lead to: new generation supply chains, perhaps consumer adoption of design it yourself and print it at home, and new modes of customization. But what do you do now?

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It Will Be Awesome if They Don’t Screw it Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology

Drawing lessons from the online copyright wars, It Will Be Awesome examines the intersection between 3D printing and intellectual property law. It details how opponents of 3D printing, especially industries disrupted by 3D printing, might try and leverage copyright, patent, and trademark to stifle its growth. Finally, It Will Be Awesome concludes with a call to the 3D printing community to rally to protect itself.Drawing lessons from the online copyright wars, It Will Be Awesome examines the intersection between 3D printing and intellectual property law. It details how opponents of 3D printing, especially industries disrupted by 3D printing, might try and leverage copyright, patent, and trademark to stifle its growth. Finally, It Will Be Awesome concludes with a call to the 3D printing community to rally to protect itself.

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