Our 3018-PRO CNC Router Axis Linear Rod and Carriage Upgrade reduces the flex in your 3018-PROs X-Axis. Most 3018-PRO machines (and their clones) are delivered with lighter duty 10mm diameter linear rods and bearings. These light-duty rods are subject to flex when working more dense materials and/or driving the machine harder. This problematic “X-Axis flex” results in chatter at the spindle, which leads to a reduction in machine precision and often, failed carves. To improve the machines function and accuracy in dense material, we offer our premium 12mm diameter, chrome plated, hardened linear rods – center tapped for M5 hardware (just like the OEM units – bolts in place for a quick upgrade). We round out this must have upgrade, with four new precision low-profile 12mm linear bearings to be placed within your OEM or upgraded X/Z-Axis carriage assembly.
Note: This upgrade is certified for use on the NCPRO line of 3018-PRO machines and similar 3018 clones. To ensure compatibility, measure your existing X-Axis linear rails and extrusions, if they match up with the sizing below, then this upgrade is likely compatible with your 3018-PRO machine.
X-Axis Linear Rail = 360mm | X-Axis Extrusion = 360mm