Squaring up the Genmitsu 3018-pro

Genmitsu alignment

Squaring up the Genmitsu 3018-pro after some upgrades. Normally this would be done with a DTI held in the chuck. Rotate it back and forth to understand the fore-aft tilt of the head. Rotate it left to right to understand the tilt of the head. In this way it is possible to very accurately adjust … Read more

Genmitsu 3018-pro to a 3020-max

Genmitsu 3018-pro to 3020-max

This is my homemade  conversion of a Genmitsu 3018-pro to a 3020-max. Maybe not exactly a 3020-max, but a lot of the changes have been included. Plus I think the spindle upgrade I’ve made is better. The spindle upgrade was designed and made some time ago. It has significantly improved the stiffness of the spindle … Read more

Tiamu Z-axis for Genmitsu 3018

Tiamu Z-axis upgrade

Just bought a Tiamu Z-axis for Genmitsu 3018, my original plan was to machine this complete assembly from scratch. Then reason kicked in and I thought that as I could buy this for around £100 it was not worth me spending probably 3 days designing and making parts. Plus it was delivered really fast. However, there … Read more