SainSmart Genmitsu CNC Router 3018-PRO DIY Kit
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V2 CNC Control Board
- GRBL 1.1F
- Frosted Clear ABS Enclosure
- Upgraded Drivers reduce heat and improved spindle power performance.
- Short Circuit Protection with Fault Indicator LED.
- Improved USB Port - Stronger than before.
- The new component layout provides higher stability performance.
Controller Software: The Genmitsu 3018-PRO uses Grbl, high-performance open-source software for controlling movement, and runs on Arduino. Its dependability and simplicity make Grbl an industry standard, so there’s no lack of support and resources available when you get stuck. Includes CARVECO Maker CAM Design Software and CANDLE for controlling your machine and running your GCODE design files.
Versatile: Capable of cutting all types of plastics, soft aluminum, woods, acrylics, PVCs, and PCBs, the Genmitsu can be used on a wide range of projects and materials.
The Genmitsu CNC
Designed to deliver the best value and performance for any new Desktop CNC user, the Genmitsu is a great tool for getting started with CNC. If wood-working or DIY crafting is your hobby, you can use it to add features like curved words and exquisite patterns. If you are a student just learning CNC, it can help you engrave models that you can design with the included CARVECO Maker design software.
Upgraded Power Adapter
Add-on Laser, Frame Extension, and Z-Axis Module Upgrades*
Designed to deliver the best value and performance for any new Desktop CNC user. The Genmitsu 3018-PRO is a great tool for getting started with CNC learning. If wood-working or DIY crafting is your hobby, you can use it to add features like curved words and exquisite patterns. If you are a student just learning CNC, it can help you engrave models that you can design with the included CARVECO Maker design software. which you are coding and designing.
Curious about CNC? The 3018-PRO is the perfect starter with the performance you need to work with REAL materials and get creating with Industry-leading CARVECO Maker software right out of the box and confidence that you are covered with Sainsmart’s excellent Customer service and Warranty.
- Effective Engraving Area: 300 x 180 x 45 mm(11.8 x 7.1 x 1.8”)
- Frame Size: 400 x 330 x 240 mm(15.7 x 13.0 x 9.4")
- Frame Material: Aluminum
- Axis Bracket Material: PF
- Z-Axis Component Material: Nylon
- Spindle: 775 motor, 12V, 3000 RPM; 24V, 7000 RPM; 36V, 9000 RPM
- Rated Power: 60W; Maximum Power: 120W
- Step Motor: 1.3 A, 12V, 0.25 Nm torque (2.2 in lb)
- Drill Bits: Tip 0.1 mm, 20 degrees, Diameter 3.175 mm
- Supported OS: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, Mac OS
- Software: Grbl control(Candle)
- Power Supply: 24V/4A
- Laser engraving is possible by replacing the spindle with a laser head (not provided). Click here to buy a laser head.
WHAT'S IN THE PACKAGE
- 1x 3018-PRO DIY Router Kit
- 1x Extension Rod with ER11 Collet (3.175mm)
- 4x Plate Clamps
- 10x CNC Router Bits (Cutting Angle: 20 Degree; Shank Diameter: 3.175mm; Tip Diameter: 0.1mm)
- 1x English Manual
- 1x Offline Controller
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Eigentlich ein sehr einfach zu bedienendes Ger?t wenn man wei? wie. Aber das Fachwissen kann man sich ��ber unz?hlige Videos und Forenbeitr?ge im Web ganz einfach aneignen. Nach ca. 1,5 Stunden ist der Bausatz fertiggestellt. Es sind sogar ein paar mehr Schrauben und Zubeh?rteile dabei als man braucht. Habe ich aber bisher noch nicht. Die Aufbauanleitung ist OK, k?nnte ein wenig besser sein, aber trotzdem erfolgt der Aufbau intuitiv einfach. Trotz anf?nglichen Einstiegsschwierigkeiten bei der Software lassen sich nach einigen Versuchen ganz passable Ergebnisse liefern. F��r den Einstieg ein ideales Ger?t f��r den Bearbeitungsbereich von ca. 150x150mm. Kann nicht meckern.
Bin einfach nur zufrieden. Ich bin komplett Neuling in dem Thema CNC Fr?sen und es ist super einfach und wie gesagt ��**** macht den meister. kann ich nur weiterempfehlen
Der Aufbau der CNC war recht einfach. Das Ger?t funktioniert sehr gut.
So far it is more than I thought it would be
It works very well !! I am very pleased with it for the price. It was a snap to put together however put lock tight on all the grub screws or they will loosen up. Other than that it is amazingly accurate. Very pleased and would recommend it. You can��t go wrong for the price!
bravo! La machine CNC 3018-PRO est tr��s facile a monter et fiable je conseil fortement le logiciel Cut2D Elle d��coupe l'aluminium :-)
Great product, I highly recommend Easy to assemble, I was engraving in an hour! I had a question for customer service and they were super!!
Update: 12/4/18:They have reached out to me and are sending me a replacement rod. I went ahead and put together the machine with the damaged rod and since i'm probably the most impatient person... So I had to test it. Sadly the rod does make a difference when engraving that side would sag but the side that had the good rod had really impressive results. Now it's just finding software to use that makes sense.Previous review:Haven't even been able to test it yet since one of the linear rods' internal threads crumbled when trying to screw it in and it wasn't even being tightened. Trying to contact SainSmart to see if i can get a replacement but right now everything it put together and seems solid enough but that one rod is just being held up by the screw sitting in the hole. I believe if I were to actually run the machine it would just vibrate the screw out. I'm really hoping they can help, not looking forward to taking this apart and returning it. I will update if there is any changes.
I have to say, I was surprised. I have built a few 3d printers and an older style hobby cnc machine (at 3 times the price several years ago), so I am no newcomer to these kinds of builds. But this one was, by far, the easiest build ever. The parts were all flawless and it went together easily. From the time of opening the box to the time of completion and movement-testing was probably 2-2.5 hours.The main frame components appear to be a very heavy fiberglass of some sort. They seem very strong. The other components are pretty standard aluminum extrusions, lead screws, and basic hardware components. The lead screws are good quality, and the anti-backlash design is highly effective and easy to construct.Luckily, this version from Sainsmart includes a nice instruction booklet that is actually quite decent. That is sometimes a rarity for these Chinese builds, but a welcome sight. Everything was packed beautifully and securely in a well padded box, and all arrived unscathed from shipping and handling.One surprising thing was that the Z-carriage and stepper motor arrangement were already fully constructed and ready to be mounted to the crossbars. That saved a lot of time.In the pictures, you can see the machine in it's final state. The second picture is setup with electrical sensors for probing the bed height for pcb milling. It turns out that you just need to connect some clips to pin A5 on the controller and ground to make this work with most software. Thanks to the well-designed controller board, this was trivial, and it took me longer to make the wires than it did to connect them to the A5 pins on the controller board.So far, I have been using "Candle" or "bCNC" software to run the machine, and am experimenting with various other packages for pcb design and g-code generation, such as Flatcam, Fusion-360, and Eagle pcb design software.The only really tricky part in the whole construction is attaching the ER11 spindle shaft to the motor. This was accomplished by heating the Er11 with a blowtorch for a little while to make it expand (just short of it changing colors). Then simply press and "whack" it lightly into place on the motor shaft and letting it cool... all without touching it, of course, as it will stay quite hot for awhile. I used vise-grip style tools to hold the ER11 while heating it and pressing it on the motor shaft. It worked quite well, though I also had to press it against a concrete floor to help push it on.All-in-all, this is a very well designed machine, and quite a value. Kudos to Sainsmart for packaging a good product!
I got the 3018 PRO. It was tremendously easier to assemble than a 3d printer, and seems to be very rigid. Will work out of the box, but you will also need: Blue thread locker, a box of extra grub screws, a set of 1/8 end Mills, an extra motor and a small torch. Why the extra motor and torch? The chuck needs to be heated the be installed on the shaft, and it is a beast to get back off again - 775s are cheap. The brass knife chucks work ok, but will loosen and fall out after 10 minutes or so - locktite the grubs. I'd also recommend getting the off-line add-on so this doesn't need to be right next to a computer.Also, mine came with a ton of metal shavings in the box. They did not appear to be in the motors or bearings, but all of the extrusions were lousy with them. 30 seconds of compressed air took care of it, but something to be aware of.
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