Yesterday marked another big day for Aaron & Louis, as we completely the installation of our Gnexlab contoller. If you are thinking of converting your CNC machine into a 3D printer, a temperature controller is critical to monitor and maintain consistent temperature as the filament is extruded. In our case, we are using a rather large and high temperature extruder for printing more complex materials (I.e. carbon fiber) and are also using a hotbed to control cooling as the printed filament is likely to change shape due to drastic changes in temperature.
Please take a look at our fabricated enclosure that contains the Gnexab controller and feel free to ask questions if you are working to do the same thing.
Aaron & Louis