Cnc and 3d printer on the same machine ?
I want to use a XYZ frame to make a cnc / 3d printer / laser graver, like the https://zmorph3d.com/ for example. I want to change the tool head and the machine can change between those uses. However I am worried by the software...
I will use the duet 3 with externals motors drivers. Did the duet 3 can handle a cnc (with a PWM motor) and a 3d printer (with one or 2 extruders) without changing the software ?
For example, can I just connect a pin to 0 for cnc or to 1 for 3d printing, and modify the software to change the control from extruder to spindle motor ?
One little thing, if it possible I would like to use the duet 3 through windows (connected by usb/internet or ethernet), but not with a raspberry pi.
Zhang Jianyu last edited by
Duet 3 can reconfigure on the fly, so you should be able to define a button or macro to run which would reconfigure the machine for different operating modes.
You should be able to control without a raspberry pi, either over USB which provides a basic serial interface to send g-code, or over Ethernet which would provide the duet web control interface.
M505 will allow you to setup independent folders with completely separate configs and switch between them on the fly.
So you could have a folder for 3d printer, cnc, laser, etc and use M505 to reconfigure the entire machine for each role.
Veti last edited by
e3d is currently developing this
@Phaedrux thanks. So in the config file we can reconfigure the use of the pins also ?
@Veti it is exactly what I want to do.
@Pseud3mys Each "role" folder would contain it's own separate config file with whatever pin definitions needed.
@Phaedrux okay thanks for your time