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    Rick Hernandez
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    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.

    #102621

    Erwin Vigilia
    Participant

    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!

    #102628

    Rick Hernandez
    Participant

    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.

    #102686

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    It should turn almost effortlessly.

     

    Welcome….I miss SD…and surfing.

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