Hey Guys… I am a total newbie to CNC. I have never worked on any CNC equipment or created any. I recently got myself a dismantled MPCNC kit of used parts. I followed Ryan’s step by step instructions and managed to re-assemble it together without any issue. I also got the Crown plotted successfully.
The controller is MKS v1.30 with Marlin v1.1.9 & LCD is configured with Auto Square feature for X and Y axis. When I turn it on, it displays MPCNC v2 and everything seems to be working fine mechanically. I can home X and Y and move the axis. As for the Z axis is programmed to home at +5 and the travel is limited to -20.
I tried to connect EstlCAM to my controller using the Arduino options but no luck, but I can connect using CNC.js and Pronterface.
I created a simple rectangular panel milling using Fusion 360 (also newby) and exported the G-Code and uploaded it into Pronterface and when I run it the Z axis starts to move down and if I don’t power the CNC OFF it tries to dig itself into the workboard which is a 3/4 inch MDF.
I later found Guffy’s PostProcessor and used to export the G-Code from Fusion and the issue I seem to be having is it complains about G21 unknown command? Which I beleive relates to changing the mode to mm but my Fusion settings are already in mm.
I hope someone can shed some light on