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Shapeoko 3

1- Why I need to upgrade my Z axis?:

The simple answer is: RIGIDITY

Our Z axis replace all the X carriage,  it is 3/8" thick instean a thin sheet metal.

 

2- Can I still use Carbide Motion ?:

Yes but your travel will be limitted,  you can use Universal GCode Sender or an other software to be able to use all the potential of your new Z axis.

 

3- Can I still use my original Z stepper motor ?:

yes you can but you can upgrade to a bigger one like this one: 269oz-in

Maybe it's time to upgrade all your axis with this motor!!

 

4- How it is difficult to upgrade:

 Take a look here: http://community.carbide3d.com/t/z-axis-upgrade-cnc4newbie/11128?fbclid=IwAR1axCNRZrY_sNeqDXa9C833qN_HP3DO0Bd2oPwk9cv2V-dhsW7NDTcor5U

 

5- Do I need to change my GRBL settings:

Yes,  here the basic one:

$3=2 ’ = change the direction of the Z motion
$102=200 ’ = Z axis travel in mm
$122=750 ’ = increase the z axis acceleration

 

6-  What it look like when mounted ?: