- ✅【Premium Power Adapter】The 3018-PRO has brought safety improvements to the adapter, with CE/FCC/UL-approved. Strong built for heavy-duty and long usage performance, making input/output stably even when work for a long time or work with a laser module.
- ✅【Integrated】With an integrated mainboard and custom software, communication between the software and hardware is seamless by design.
- ✅【Software】The Sintron uses Grbl, high performance, open-source software for controlling movement, and runs on Arduino. Its dependability and simplicity make Grbl an industry standard, there's no lack of support and resources available when you get stuck.
- ✅【Versatile】Capable of cutting all types of plastics, soft aluminum, woods, acrylics, PVCs, and PCBs, the Sintron can be used on a wide range of projects and materials.
- ✅【Simple Assembly】Assembly instructions are provided, but if you get stuck, check out the SainSmart wiki page or contact us with any questions that arise.
Nowadays, lots of hobby machines are operated through computer numerical control (CNC). A CNC router or mill uses subtractive manufacturing; it’s similar to drilling but has the ability to cut horizontally as well as vertically. Since the machine can cut along various axes, it has the ability to make a huge array of shapes.
The CNC 3018 Pro are generic engraving machines. Similar to K40 laser cutters, there’s no one manufacturer or official design specifications for these machines. Generally speaking, when a CNC engraver has numbers in its model number, it’s a reference to the size. In the case of the CNC 3018 (and Pro), the dimensions are 300 x 180 mm. This is a good size for a desktop engraver and is primarily why there are more CNC 3018s compared to other variants, like the CNC 2418 and the CNC 1610.
The CNC 3018 Pro can be used to cut anything from wax to wood, and working with them gives you an in-depth look at how CNC machines work on a mechanical level. If you’re wanting to get started with CNC engraving or milling, this is a great place to start!
Most of CNC 3018s require some assembly to get started, with the Pro version requiring less assembly to get started. Even though machine setup is relatively straightforward, some work and tinkering are required to get the machine running well. This includes the proper attachment of parts, learning the software, and a thorough inspection of the machine.
CNC engravers all come with the same main components:
Bits (end mills and collets)
Control board with power supply
Every component plays an important role in the machining process. And as with most project-oriented tools, you can always upgrade various parts to achieve higher performance and quality.
The spindle motor is what drives the machining process, as its speed and power determine what materials can be cut. The 3018 uses a 775 spindle motor with an ER11-style chuck. For this speed and power, it’s recommended not to engrave anything harder than brass or aluminum 6061. Anything harder can result in the motor burning out or some parts breaking.
Sintron CNC Routers 3018 Pro, with simultaneous 3-axis motion, are perfectly suited to carve out sophisticated motifs in everything from soft aluminum to wood, plastic, PCB, PVB, and foam. Even 3D designs are no problem.
Easy to Use
Connect the power supply and connect the USB
Install the driver
To Determine your Machine's COM port
Open GRBL control software