Lead CNC V3 Mechanical Kit – 1000 x 1500 – SILVER
This is the Maker Store kit of the Open Source Lead CNC Machine. The Lead Version 3 is a super-strong, accurate and easy to assemble CNC machine-made using off the shelf parts with easily customisable options.
The Lead CNC Machine was originally designed by Mark Carew and the design is licensed under CC – Attribution – CC BY. An easy to assemble CNC machine based on C-Beam, V-Slot, Xtreme Solid V-Wheels and TR8x8(P2) Leadscrews it is strong, accurate and reliable.
This listing is for the mechanical components only and does NOT include Stepper Motors. Don’t forget to get 4x Nema23 Stepper Motors to suit the kit!
|Standard Nema23 1.26N.m||High Torque Nema23 2.45N.m|
What is a Mechanical Kit?
About the Lead CNC
This is the Maker Store Lead CNC design is and offspring inspired by the original Open Source Lead CNC Machine designed by Mark Carew and the design is licensed under CC – Attribution – CC BY.
The Lead Version 3 is a super-strong, accurate and easy to assemble CNC machine-made using off the shelf parts with easily customisable options. It has been designed to accurately cut foams, woods, plastics and aluminium to 0.05-0.10mm accuracy or better. Functional engineering parts, toys, signs or anything else that can be imagined, can be made on the Lead CNC Machine.
The Maker Store kit has a few differences from the Open Source design. Some differences include the inclusion of the High Z Mod as standard, use of Black Corner Connectors in place of Cast Brackets in order to increase rigidity, the addition of a Lead screw tensioning system and most notably, the dynamic actuator frame rather than a static frame.
The Lead CNC Machine is a 4 axis (3 + 1) machine, this means there is 3 physical axis (X,Y,Z) and a slave axis of Y which is called the A Axis.
With the High Z Modification for the LEAD CNC the Z-Travel is increased to approximately 200mm! This modification revolutionises the work-pieces the LEAD CNC Machine is capable of.
The High Z Mod uses dual extrusions for the X-Axis and connected gantry carts to increase the strength and stability while decreasing flex across the X-Z Axis.
Please note: The Maker Store Lead CNC design is different from the OpenBuilds design. You must follow our instructions when assembling your machine. The instructions are available HERE
|Travel (Cutting Area):|
|– X Axis:||730mm|
|– Y Axis:||1310mm|
|– Z Axis:||Approx 400mm|
|Workable Material Height (max):||Approx. 200mm (with a 12mm baseboard)|
|Drive System:||TR8x8(P2) ACME Lead Screw|
|Machine Accuracy:||0.05mm – 0.10mm|
|Footprint:||1000mm x 1500mm (not including motors)|
Compatible Material for Cutting/Milling:
- Hard Wood
- Soft Wood
- Plexi Glass
Kit Includes (Bill of Materials):
|8||688Z Ball Bearing – 8x16x5||US-BEAR-688Z|
|38||90 degree Angle Corner Connector (V-Slot)||US-BRAC-90ANG|
|17||Endcap – 2040||US-BRAC-ENDCAP-2040|
|2||8mm Metric Lead Screw / ACME – 1570mm||US-HARD-ACME-8-1570|
|1||8mm Metric Lead Screw / ACME – 1070mm||US-HARD-ACME-8-1070|
|1||8mm Metric Lead Screw / ACME – 540mm||US-HARD-ACME-8-540|
|1||Anti-Backlash Nut Block||US-HARD-ACME-8-ANTIB-BLOCK|
|3||8mm Acme Nut Block||US-HARD-ACME-8-BLOCK|
|4||6.35mm x 8mm Flexible Coupling||US-HARD-COUP-635X8|
|38||Nylon Insert Hex Locknut M5||US-HARD-NUT-LOCK-5MM|
|108||Tee Nuts – 1 Piece||US-HARD-TNUT-M5-1|
|2||V-Slot 20 x 40mm – 1500mm||US-LR-2040-S-1500|
|3||V-Slot 20 x 40mm – 1000mm||US-LR-2040-S-1000|
|3||V-Slot 20 x 80mm – 500mm||US-LR-2080-S-500|
|2||C-Beam – 1500mm||US-LR-C-S-1500|
|2||C-Beam – 1000mm||US-LR-C-S-1000|
|1||C-Beam – 500mm||US-LR-C-S-500|
|2||Joining Plates – 5 Hole 90 degree||US-PLATE-90-5|
|8||C-Beam End Mount||US-PLATE-C-END|
|10||C-Beam Gantry Plate – XL||US-PLATE-C-GANTRY-XL|
|36||M5 Low Profile Screws – 10mm||US-SCREWS-M5-LP-10-1|
|6||M5 Low Profile Screws – 15mm||US-SCREWS-M5-LP-15-1|
|46||M5 Low Profile Screws – 20mm||US-SCREWS-M5-LP-20-1|
|8||M5 Low Profile Screws – 30mm||US-SCREWS-M5-LP-30-1|
|2||M5 Low Profile Screws – 40mm||US-SCREWS-M5-LP-40-1|
|2||M5 Low Profile Screws – 55mm||US-SCREWS-M5-LP-55-1|
|24||M5 Low Profile Screws – 60mm||US-SCREWS-M5-LP-60-1|
|134||M5 Low Profile Screws – 8mm||US-SCREWS-M5-LP-8-1|
|20||Eccentric Spacers – 8mm Hex – 6mm Height||US-SHIM-ECCENTRIC-8-6|
|22||Metric Aluminum Spacers – 3mm||US-SHIM-SPAC-3MM|
|26||Metric Aluminum Spacers – 6mm||US-SHIM-SPAC-6MM|
|20||Metric Aluminum Spacers – 9mm||US-SHIM-SPAC-9MM|
|2||Metric Aluminum Spacers – 30mm||US-SHIM-SPAC-30MM|
|8||Metric Aluminum Spacers – 40mm||US-SHIM-SPAC-40MM|
|44||Solid V Xtreme Wheel Kit||US-WHEEL-XTREME-SOLID-V-KIT|
|2||Universal L Bracket – Single||US-BRAC-L1|
|10||Universal L Bracket – Double||US- BRAC-L2|
|20||Drop-In Tee Nut -M5||US-HARD-TNUT-DROP-M5|
|1||Lead Screw Tensioning Tool||US-TOOL-LST-ACME-8|
NOTE: Base/wasteboard is NOT included.