I have a Shark Pro CNC Router. I would like to add a filament feeder/Hot end and control for the z axis. Any suggestions on a source for the feeder? Any help will be appreciated.
It looks like you will need a way to attach to your router head, but to extrude plastic you will need: an extruder, a hot end, and a way to wire both into your machine. As far as controller software goes, I’m not sure what would be needed to get everything up and running.
I could have sworn I found a company that sells a “kit” for this. Can’t find the link, but I did find this article which may help.
I think this is the kit you might be looking for http://www.rockcliffmachine.com/forum/showthread.php?586-3D-Printing-Mach3-Emc-on-a-CNC-Router, it looks like they have the STLs for the mounting hardware, you might be able to use one of our extruders and hotends that can be found here: https://www.lulzbot.com/?q=catalog. As far as software goes I’m not sure what would need to be done.
thanks for everything…