Tutorials

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Welcome to the tutorial section of our website. Here we hope to provide you with enough information to get your machines moving and cutting out awesome parts. We have a lot of tutorials, so please take your time to go through them and find ones that suit your interests.


CNC ASSEMBLY TUTORIAL

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The complete assembly instructions for our CNC machines. This tutorial gives you step by step instructions on how to assemble your CNC machine in a short time. Once you have your machine ready, check out some of the other tutorials on how to run your machine.

DIY CNC CONTROLLER ASSEMBLY

DIY CNC Controller Assembly


UNIPOLAR CNC CONTROLLER SETUP

CNC Controller Setup


ANTI-BACKLASH INSTALLATION

Our machines come standard with regular nuts on the leadscrews. We have optional anti-backlash nuts available for the X and Y axes, and this tutorial will explain how to install them, and why you would need them.


MACH3 CONFIGURATION & SETUP

Mach3 is the most popular software package available for running hobby level and professional level machines. This tutorial explains how to set Mach3 to work with your CNC, as well as how to customize it to allow for optimal performance.


CNC CONTROLLER SETUP

Our machines use a very simple and customizable controller board. View this tutorial if you want to make any adjustments to the settings of your CNC's electronics.


STEPPER MOTOR CALCULATIONS

In order to get your machine moving the right amount, there are several different equations you must be aware of and utilize to setup your machine properly. This tutorial walks you through step by step to make the sometimes difficult equations easy.


STEPPER MOTOR TUNING

Don't know how fast your machine is supposed to run? We'll walk you through a method that will allow you to tune your machine (and your stepper motors) for optimal performance and maximum speed. Have a tutorial of your own that you would like to share? Let us know by posting it on our Forums or by sending us an Email.