June 5, 2019 at 9:23 am #102597
Well started down that road to building a mpcnc. Building a 24 x 24 rig. Took about 90+ hours to print the parts out and utilizing some left over parts from 3d printer gone bad, I have been able to piece enough parts to start.
I do have a question, I have both an MKS Gen L V1 and a MKS Sbase Smoothie clone, which would be optimal to run on the mpcnc? I know that one is older tech and the other newer 32 bit, but is 32 bit necessary?
Also is the leadscrew on the gantry supposed to be tight? I can turn the screw by hand, but it seems to me that my stepper may have a tough time rotating the screw. I have verified that the two down rods on the z-axis are parallel and flat after the tool mount and upper and lower bracket are mounted.
Some pics of my build.
Attachments:June 5, 2019 at 11:12 am #102621
Another SoCal build, welcome to the club! San Diego here.
but is 32 bit necessary
No, but it would be nice to know what/if any additional capabilities are available.
Also is the leadscrew on the gantry supposed to be tight?
Purely subjective (if you’re The Rock I’d be worried, hehe) – have you lubed it? Ryan’s kit comes with lube, application on mine made a world of difference.
Have fun!June 5, 2019 at 12:04 pm #102628
Erwin, almost next door neighbors. Riverside proper myself.
I used a lithium based lube. Even after that twisting the leadscrew still takes some effort. Will have to examine the gantry a little closer.June 5, 2019 at 3:51 pm #102686
It should turn almost effortlessly.
Welcome….I miss SD…and surfing.
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