If you have a 3 axis CNC machine to convert to a 3D printer you will need the following additional items;
- Gnexlab Temperature Controller
You can get lots of information at this web site.
- One Axis Motor Driver
If you have a 3D CNC system probably you have 3 motor drivers. For the filament drive mechanism you will need one more axis (4th axis) so one more motor driver. If you are using Gecko drive 540 you may have an unused 4th motor output which you can conveniently use.
- Temperature Sensors
To connect to your gnexlab controller card in order to measure the temperature you will need temperature sensors. You can use two types of sensors. Thermocouple and Thermistor.
100k Thermistor ability to measure up to 300 degrees C
- Heated Build Platform
The build platform is the surface that we use for printing on and It must be heated to a temperature around 110 degrees C for ABS and 50 degrees C for PLA.
This part will extrude the hot plastic.