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Question: IS IT POSSIBLE TO MOUNT THE NEW EXTRUDER WHITEANT?

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Mounting the extruder to the whiteAnt can be done a couple of ways. One is to take the 4 mounting holes located at the lower portion of the z-axis rail support and use long screws protruding out. Take a thinner material and drill the four holes matching the locations of the 4 screws and screw on nuts to hold it in place. The other option would be to use the metal bracket and fasten to the edge of the rail support.

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  • HOW CAN MOUNT THE EXTRUDER TO WHITEANT

    Mounting the extruder to the whiteAnt can be done a couple of ways. One is to take the 4 mounting holes located at the lower portion of the z-axis rail support and use long screws protruding out. Take a thinner material and drill the four holes matching the locations of the 4 screws and screw on nuts to hold it in place. The other option would be to use the metal bracket and fasten to the edge of the rail support.

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    HOW CAN MOUNT THE EXTRUDER TO WHITEANT

  • what is the wiring coler and pin # for the whiteant extruder stepper motor

    For our extruder motor wire color and pin would be Red(A), Yellow(C), Gray(B), Green(D). The 2 x 3 (6) pin connectors on our 3D mainboard, are connectors for motor drivers. Pin #1 is 12v, Pin #2 s ground, Pin #3 is step, Pin #4 is direction, Pin #5 is enable and, Pin #6 is 5v.

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    what is the wiring coler and pin # for the whiteant extruder stepper motor

  • How do I attach the 3d extruder that came with whiteant, the intructional video is for a diferent type.

    Mounting the extruder to the whiteAnt can be done a couple of ways. One is to take the 4 mounting holes located at the lower portion of the z-axis rail support and use long screws protruding out. Take a thinner material and drill the four holes matching the locations of the 4 screws and screw on nuts to hold it in place. The other option would be to use the metal bracket and fasten to the edge of the rail support.

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    How do I attach the 3d extruder that came with whiteant, the intructional video is for a diferent type.

  • Is it possible to buy the plans for the 4'x8' machine?

    The files and hardware option for our machines has been removed from the site due to the following reasons:
    Difficulty for the end use of the files and the challenges (and time/money) on our side to assist in using these files.
    The abuse of these files over the internet.
    Ultimately may reduce the sales of machines keeping us in business.
    Sadly, this is what has come out of our company attempting to be open; however, the machines sold on this site is still far lower in price than the competition for the quality that we provide as we have a great desire to engender the cottage industry to fulfill their need for low end manufacturing. My sincere apologies if this causes any inconvenience.

    Additional Information:
    NO, is not possible, I can help with the shipping cost

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    Is it possible to buy the plans for the 4'x8' machine?

  • Is it possible to get only the plans for the woodpieces for greenbull cnc

    The files and hardware option for our machines has been removed from the site due to the following reasons:
    Difficulty for the end use of the files and the challenges (and time/money) on our side to assist in using these files.
    The abuse of these files over the internet.
    Ultimately may reduce the sales of machines keeping us in business.
    Sadly, this is what has come out of our company attempting to be open; however, the machines sold on this site is still far lower in price than the competition for the quality that we provide as we have a great desire to engender the cottage industry to fulfill their need for low end manufacturing. My sincere apologies if this causes any inconvenience.

    Additional Information:
    NO, is not possible, I can help with the shipping cost

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    Is it possible to get only the plans for the woodpieces for greenbull cnc

  • the top bearing of my spindle is very noisy, is it possible to change it?

    If your spindle's bearings are causing abnormal vibrations, please call us so we can find a solution or provide an exchange.

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    the top bearing of my spindle is very noisy, is it possible to change it?

  • Is it possible to order just the gantry assembly for the black toe machine?

    Yes, You can order, only you need supply the information of the machine.

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    Is it possible to order just the gantry assembly for the black toe machine?

  • I would like to order a laser cutter from Greece. Is it possible to send the kit?

    You can determine if the country is serviceable by:
    - selecting the items you want to purchase on the website
    - go to the cart (shopping cart top left of any webpage)
    - log in, or register
    - Enter the address and click on calculate shipping.

    The webpage will return the direct rates and whether your area is serviced or not. Feel free to enter any address as long as you are able to receive the package from that address.

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    I would like to order a laser cutter from Greece. Is it possible to send the kit?

  • Hi, wanted to know if the whiteAnt can produce PCBs? If so, wich is the precision?

    It is best to use a subtractive fabrication method, or a chemical method to product pcbs. The subtractive method generally requires the use of a CNC router with a pcb isolation routing end mill that generally has a very sharp point to remove the copper material. The chemically etching method is where an acid is used (ferric chloride, or another acid) to dissolve copper where needed.

    If there is a method where a highly conductive material, mixed with a plastic that maintains a conductive property after the mix, and can use the standard deposition extruder, then the whiteAnt will be able to make PCBs.

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    Hi, wanted to know if the whiteAnt can produce PCBs? If so, wich is the precision?

  • Is possible to modify the router table to 62" x 148"?

    Gantry width is generally fixed and much harder to widen or shorten, but table length can fairly easily be adjusted.

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    Is possible to modify the router table to 62" x 148"?

  • How do I connect a heated bed to the whiteant

    Connecting a heater bed to the whiteAnt is currently unavailable with our current version electronics, as we have tried to get around that issue here! We do not have the available slot for another thermocouple, so reading the temperature will not be possible for the heater bed. Also doubling the heater bed and extruder is not recommended, in which our current electronics will not be able to work with the additional heater bed.

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    How do I connect a heated bed to the whiteant

  • Interested in the greenLean -- I need to be able to achieve 400 ipm on plywood-- is it possible?

    With our machines the ipm capable is very dependent on the bit/end mill (the more flutes you have the faster the material will be cut) you are using as well if it is with a router or a spindle, as well as the density of the material. If those items are taken into effect reaching 400 ipm would not be a problem with the greenLean/other machines equipped with our 2.2 kW spindle, and a decent end mill.

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    Interested in the greenLean -- I need to be able to achieve 400 ipm on plywood-- is it possible?

  • Is the customer clearence cost included on the shipment fee? Is it possible to get an FOV price?

    For international shipments, customs costs may need to be paid by the receiver. We report our full list of Bill of Materials and costs on every shipment via commercial invoice. To learn more about customs costs please inquire with your local government agency.

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    Is the customer clearence cost included on the shipment fee? Is it possible to get an FOV price?

  • Is it possible to increase the Z axis on the Blacktoe 2x4? My ideal would be to have 8" of travel.

    Increasing the size on your Z-axis is possible by making the over z axis longer (rails, wood structure). Remember the location of your router/spindle and over all integrity of the z-axis structure.
    Now another way of getting a longer reach is making a adjustable height table, so that you can raise or lower the material section(2' x 4') to add taller material or get a deeper cut.

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    Is it possible to increase the Z axis on the Blacktoe 2x4? My ideal would be to have 8" of travel.

  • Will it be possible to only buy the CNC plans, I live in South Africa and shipping is very expensive...

    The files and hardware option for our machines has been removed from the site due to the following reasons:
    Difficulty for the end use of the files and the challenges (and time/money) on our side to assist in using these files.
    The abuse of these files over the internet.
    Ultimately may reduce the sales of machines keeping us in business.
    Sadly, this is what has come out of our company attempting to be open; however, the machines sold on this site is still far lower in price than the competition for the quality that we provide as we have a great desire to engender the cottage industry to fulfill their need for low end manufacturing. My sincere apologies if this causes any inconvenience.

    Additional Information:
    NO, is not possible, I can help with the shipping cost

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    Will it be possible to only buy the CNC plans, I live in South Africa and shipping is very expensive...

  • Is it possible to integrate the shipping costs of 2 CNC machines paid separately, but same shipping address?

    We are able to work with many different options to provide solutions for our customers. Please send an email to customerservice@buildyourcnc.com for further assistance with this matter.

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    Is it possible to integrate the shipping costs of 2 CNC machines paid separately, but same shipping address?

  • Is it possible to cut HIWIN rail to length with a hacksaw?

    t's actually pretty difficult to cut the HIWIN rail with a hacksaw since the rail is hardened. We use a cut off saw with an abrasive blade.

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  • Is it possible to get the 4.0kw spindle? https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/spindle-inverter-4!0kw-spindle-vfd

    The 4.0kw Spindle is out of stock and no longer carried.

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    Is it possible to get the 4.0kw spindle? https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/spindle-inverter-4!0kw-spindle-vfd

  • how can I convert the whiteAnt from the 3D printer mode to the CNC milling mode?

    To convert the whiteAnt to a CNC machine, you will want to lower the upper structure to the lowest position to create the most rigidity overall. You will see that there are many holes below the sides of the upper structure that are evenly spaced. This is so you can adjust this lower. You will also want to fasten the lower sides to a substrate (piece of wood, or something) with l-brackets or something that has a bit of adjustment capability. This will keep the sides more rigid as well. Use a Dremel for the spindle. If you want to use a another spindle, let me know and we can product a mount for that spindle since the Dremel has poor runout (TIR). This is important if you are wanting really precise milling.

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    how can I convert the whiteAnt from the 3D printer mode to the CNC milling mode?

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