3018 CNC Build Project

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Eric
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3018 CNC Build Project

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So last year I bought the 3018 CNC and it sat until recently waiting for me to build it. All last year I assembled the files, tutorials and information in my Github repo including all spare parts and upgrades for the 3018. You can find it here:

https://github.com/MKme/3018

I live streamed the entire assembly on mkme.tv and will post the installments here to hopefully help other builders

Part 1:

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here is part 2 of the 3018 CNC build:

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3018 CNC build part 3



Hope it helps over a tutorial
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CNC scratch build part 4- the 3018 looks like a CNC now!

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CNC build part 5 squaring the gantry and final touches

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That was the last of the live shows so this one is a vlog style on MKME Lab channel showing the 3D printed handles to manually move the X and Y axis lead screws. These ended up later not fitting in the enclosure :(

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In this vlog there is a segment showing the 3018 acrylic enclosure from Genmitsu Amazon. This is a super nice enclosure for the CNC machine and Im quite happy I bought it. I still have to machine the wasteboard this week and get the CNC installed permanently in the garage makerspace.

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Finally got the 3018 moved and set up in the garage with the K40. Super happy about how things are coming along. I just need to get some Gcode made to surface the spoilboard and I should be ready to go. And some warm weather too as the garage is not heated except my salamander style heater running when I need to make stuff.
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