SainSmart Genmitsu CNC Router 3018-PRO DIY Kitbrand: SainSmart SKU: 101-60-280PRO-01
Genmitsu CNC Router PRO is an upgraded version of Genmitsu CNC Router. All components do not need to be positioned, which greatly reduces the difficulty of assembly and improves the working accuracy. Moreover, the base height is raised to 4cm for a better stability.
With an integrated mainboard and custom software, communication between the software and hardware is seamless by design.
The Genmitsu 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.
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.
Assembly instructions are provided, but if you get stuck, check out the SainSmart wiki page or contact us with any questions that arise.
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The Genmitsu CNC
Designed for the absolute beginner, the Genmitsu is a great tool for starting CNC learning. If wood-working 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 which you are coding and designing.
The Genmitsu is capable of cutting all types of plastics, soft aluminum, woods, acrylics, PVCs, and PCBs, and a wide range of other materials. The effective engraving depth is 1.8 inches. You will find the SainSmart Genmitsu is an excellent self-teaching tool which allows you to try your DIY ideas on an inexpensive platform without the risk of damaging expensive equipment.
The machine is quite neatly packed and it comes with an assembly instruction booklet.
You will feel the quality of its mechanical parts is excellent. The platform is quite sturdy, the lead screws are well made. It is pretty easy manually turning the screw to move the platform and the spindle around.
It’s built on Arduino and Grbl (both open source) support, tutorials, additional training, and new ideas to try are plentiful and easy to find elsewhere online.
Laser Module Available
If you are an experienced CNC engraving enthusiast looking for an upgrade, you can add the laser module kit to the machine. With this module, it can absolutely give you different ways to unleash your creativity. (Purchase here)
|Genmitsu 1810-PRO||Genmitsu 3018||Genmitsu 3018-PRO|
|Spindle||775 Motor||775 Motor||775 Motor|
|Supported For Windows XP/7/8/10||√||√||√|
|Software||Grbl v1.1/GrblControl(Candle)||Grbl v1.1/GrblControl(Candle)||Grbl v1.1/GrblControl(Candle)|
|Perfect For||Especially for PCBs, Plastics, Woods, Acrylics, PVCs, Soft Aluminum||Plastics, Woods, Acrylics, PVCs, Soft Aluminum, PCBs||Plastics, Woods, Acrylics, PVCs, Soft Aluminum, PCBs|
|Switchable to Laser Module?||√||√||√|
|Axis Bracket Material||PF + Aluminum||Aluminum||PF + Aluminum|
Designed with the absolute beginner in mind, the Genmitsu is an excellent self-teaching tool which allows you to try your ideas on an inexpensive platform without the risk of damaging expensive equipment. Since it’s built on Arduino and Grbl (both open source) support, tutorials, additional training, and new ideas to try are plentiful and easy to find elsewhere online. Genmitsu 3018-PRO CNC router kit is the latest model and it can provide better stability.
Genmitsu CNC 3018PRO is also a hobby starter kit milling machine for education. This desktop CNC engraving machine also can help you to take your woodworking to the next level.
- 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: PVC
- Z-Axis Component Material: PLA
- 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 degree, Diameter 3.175 mm
- Supported OS: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
- Software: Grbl control(Candle)
- Power Supply: 24V/4.75A
- Laser engraving is possible by replacing the spindle with a laser head (not provided). Click here to buy laser head.
- Click here to purchase offline controller module for CNC router
WHAT'S IN THE PACKAGE
- 1x DIY Router Kit
- 1x Extension Rod with ER11 Collet
- 4x Plate Clamp
- 10x CNC Router Bits
- 1x English Manual
What can you do with Genmitsu CNC Router 3018 Pro?
If you want to learn the basic knowledge about CNC engraving, 3018 Pro is the best CNC machine starter kit for your new hobby. It includes every CNC router parts you need to assemble a desktop CNC machine.
Genmitsu CNC Routers 3018 Pro, with simultaneous 3-axis motion, are perfectly suited to carve out sophisticated motifs in everything from soft aluminum to wood, plastic, PCB, PVB, and foam. Even 3D designs are no problem.
Traditionally, woodworking has been viewed as a hands-on pursuit that eschews machine assistance. But today’s master craftsmen are beginning to recognize – and embrace – the possibilities and consistency offered by CNC routers. Everything from small and delicate toys and game pieces, to intricate designs and lettering set in larger items, can be done in an authentic and high-quality fashion.
Start Doing Small Business
Even stay at home, you can start to make money with Genmitsu CNC router with a single investment. You can make your unique design crafts to sell at the market or help people customize logos or patterns.
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|Free Express Shipping||USA||USA Warehouse||3-5 Business Day||Free|
|Free Express Shipping||European Union||Germany Warehouse||3-5 Business Day||Free|
|Free Express Shipping||Australia||China Warehouse||3-5 Business Day||Free|
|Free Express Shipping||Canada||Canada Warehouse||3-5 Business Day||Free|
Fun little machine
I have really enjoyed the 3018-PRO. My daughter and I had fun putting it together. I have added a drag chain along the X axis to keep the wires nice and tidy. I added X, Y, and Z limit switches to their zero so I can home the machine automatically. When I get some more time, I would like to also add the X, Y, and Z limit switches to the positive extreme. I have ordered a new button to be used as an abort/pause switch. I have a switch in place now but it doesn't look quite right as it was a reset switch I scavenged off something I took apart. The only thing I do not like about this machine is the size. I like that I can just set it on my desk and mess around with it. If only I could still do that and have a larger working area. For learning, doing small projects, having fun, this is a fantastic machine.
Best Little Machine
It only took me a little over an hour to put together. Did a few trial cuts to get used to it. Then made my first sign that turned out perfect.
The machine is fairly easy to put together. The problem I had was the under bed mounts, screws are just barely long enough. Once set up I installed the Offline Controller as I want mine to be standalone. Again Easy! Started up the machine, attempted my first level (I need practice) and ran my own gcode file with success.
I am still getting past the learning curve of using it but I am finding it to be a blast so far. It was pretty straight forward to build. If Sainsmart ever decides to sell one that has a larger cutting area, I would not hesitate to buy that next.
Low priced software needed. Any recommendations?
Cnc does a good job but I need software to design new projects. Currently have a person that has very good software but is about $900.
My First CNC Experience
My experience with this machine has been overwhelmingly positive. I have used the machine to cut out highly precise shapes from various depths and strengths of wood without issue. The machine is capable of running cuts well over 5 hours without overheating the spindle or control board, and can be made to relatively quiet. I live in an apartment with close neighbors, and have never had a complaint about noise. Furthermore, there is a sizeable Facebook group with members who are more than happy to help you work through problems in creative ways. The machine is advertised as only being able to run on Windows OS, but using third party serial terminals can be easily used on Mac, which is not the case with other machines. The assembly was pretty simple, largely because the X and Z axis module comes assembled from Sainsmart on the 3018 Pro. Overall, I am beyond satisfied with this machine and have seen others use it for projects that are highly diverse. Can absolutely recommend for those looking for a hobby grade CNC machine
Good value and lots of fun
This is an excellent little machine. It was delivered to the UK within about three days. Assembly was a lot easier than a 3D printer kit I bought last year. Every part is accurately made and it goes together very well. Once built, it is very sturdy. I bought this to learn CNC and it's great for that purpose. You can get a wide selection of cutters for the 3mm spindle from Amazon etc. Don't expect this to make deep cuts at high speed. Although strong and sturdy for its size, it is a small machine and it can judder if you drive the axes too quickly for the depth of cut. This means that complex models can take an age to produce, and you really need to keep an eye on it the whole time in case anything goes wrong. I have been using Fusion 360 for my modelling and this has its own CAM module. I save the files it produces directly to the micro SD card from my PC, and the CNC router is ready to go when you put the card in. In summary, this machine is superb value, and a lot of fun.
Great CNC for this price point
I have used my 3018 pro with both the spindle and the 5.5w laser and have created a variety of marketable products with each. There some improvements that I would suggest. First, the weak link for routing is the spindle holder. The bearings have a tendency to work their way out of the holder, so some form of modification to keep them in place would help. The addition of limit switches is essential to effective CNC milling, so I added my own - it would make this unit much more desirable if they came as part of the kit along with mounts. The hold down clamps are another weak point - even plastic like those on Thingiverse would be an improvement. Bottom line - I highly recommend this as an entry level CNC unit and I highly recommend that the improvements be considered as factory upgrades in order to make this unit more marketable.