CNC FAQ


Answering all of your CNC Questions

For both STEPCRAFT and Non-STEPCRAFT CNC Systems

The following video will show you how to level your heated bed for your 3D printer... 

 
 

3D Printing Maintenance 4/17/20, 2:53 PM 1,597 Views Direct Link

X-Axis Alignment for STEPCRAFT D.Series Machines

The following support videos will help walk you through aligning your X-Axis on a STEPCRAFT D.Series machine ...

Here is a video showing you how to do the cleaning and greasing procedure

 
 
 

An Example of an Aligned Stepcraft Machine

 
 
 

How to strength-test your Stepcraft CNC

 
 
 
 
 
 

Homing Each Axis

Speed Test

 
 
 

Alignment-x-axis

X Axis Alignment - Disassembling the X Axis

 
 
 

X Axis Alignment - Setting the X Axis Rollers

 
 
 

X Axis Alignment - X Axis Lead Screw Nut Alignment

 
 
 

X Axis Alignment - Inspecting the X Axis Stepper Motor

 
 
 

X Axis Alignment - Reassembling the X Axis

 
 
 

X Axis Alignment - Final Adjustment and Testing

 
 
 

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Y-Axis Alignment for STEPCRAFT D.Series Machines

Aligning your Y-Axis becomes much easier with our Y-Axis alignment support videos...

An Example of an Aligned Stepcraft Machine

 
 
 

How to strength-test your Stepcraft CNC

 
 
 
 
 
 

Homing Each Axis

Speed Test

 
 
 

Alignment-y-axis

Y Axis Alignment - Disassembling the Y Axis

 
 
 

Y Axis Alignment - Setting your Roller Tension

 
 
 

Y Axis Alignment - Aligning your Lead Screw Nut

 
 
 

Y Axis Alignment - Installing the Front Plate

 
 
 

Y Axis Alignment - Motion System Installation

 
 
 

Y Axis Alignment - Drive Belt Spacing and Installation

 
 
 

Y Axis Alignment - Checking Your Connections

 
 
 

Y Axis Alignment - Final Adjustment and Testing

 
 
 

Y Axis Alignment - Aligning Y manually

 
 
 

Maintenance Assembly Questions 4/17/20, 2:53 PM 145 Views Direct Link

If you find that your tool length sensor (TLS) is functioning properly, but not touching the very top of your material, you may need to preform a quick calibration. This ensures that the tool length sensor is accurate and reliable. The following video will walk you through the simple TLS calibration...

 
 
 

Maintenance Tool Length Sensor Automatic Tool Changer Stepcraft Attachments and Access 4/17/20, 2:53 PM 192 Views Direct Link

Z-Axis Alignment for STEPCRAFT D.Series Machines

The following videos will walk you through a typical Z-Axis Alignment...

Here is a video showing you how to do the cleaning and greasing procedure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZb9LHzGlwc

An Example of an Aligned Stepcraft Machine

 
 
 

How to strength-test your Stepcraft CNC

 
 
 
 
 
 

Homing Each Axis

Speed Test

 
 
 

Alignment-z-axis

Z Axis Alignment - Disassembling the Z Axis

 
 
 

Z Axis Alignment - Setting the Z Axis Rollers

 
 
 

Z Axis Alignment - Lead Screw Nut Alignment

 
 
 

Z Axis Alignment - Inspecting Your Z Axis Stepper Motor

 
 
 

Z Axis Alignment - Reassembling Your Z Axis

 
 
 

Z Axis Alignment - Final Alignment and Testing

 
 
 

Maintenance Assembly Questions 4/17/20, 2:53 PM 171 Views Direct Link

When troubleshooting a faulty stepper motor, it is important to be weary of incorrect or shorted wiring. While inspecting your connections and wires may be required, there is a simple process that can save you some time and effort when testing your system's steppers. Included below is a short PDF that covers the signs of a damaged or shorting stepper motor, and how to quickly diagnose the issue.



Download the Test Sheet

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