Since we ship the CNC3018 as spare parts, many people don’t know how to assemble them together and make it work. So here is a step by step tutorial on How to Assemble CNC3018, also can be used on CNC 2418, 1610. etc.
Here is a Step by Step Video Tutorial:
You can also download a PDF file here: CNC3018 Assembly Instructions AKA Tutorials
Let’s take a look at the package of CNC3018 first.
And here is all the components:
Let’s make it simple, we will separate the whole kit to 4 parts:
- Base Frame
- Working Desk
- Vertical Frame
- Electric Parts
Now let’s assemble it:
Step 1: Prepare the M5 * 10(mm) screws and T-nuts. we will use these to attach and fix the aluminum profile.
Step 2: Assemble the Base Frame.
Pick up 2 pcs of 330mm and 3 pcs of 360mm aluminum profiles and attach them together with 6 pcs of M5 screws and T-nuts.
Step 3: Assemble the Vertical Frame
Pick up 2 pcs of 360mm and 2 pcs of 220mm aluminum profiles and attache them with 4 pcs of M5 screws and T-nuts.
Step 4: Prepare another batch of M5 screws and T-nuts. And attach them onto the base frame.
Step 5: Assemble the Working Desk
Step 6: Attach the Working Desk with Base frame with the steel rods , to make the Working Desk can slide on the Base Frame.
Step 7: Assemble the Stepping Motor and Y-axis.
You should check the Video or Assembly Manual with this step so you can have a very details on how to assemble these parts together. There are many small parts need to be assembled in this step.
Now you should how to install the Stepping Motor and ballscrews and rails… You can assemble the X-axis and Z-axis (with Spindle) and attach them onto the Vertical frame with the same way.
Step 8: Attach the Base Frame with the Vertical Frame
Step 9: Attach the Control Board to the back of the kit.
Now you get all parts assembled, and the CNC3018 is ready to go! Let’s Create Some G-code File and start engraving.
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