I’ve noticed that the x and y axis on the Carvey tend to give or skip quite easily without much force, making it challenging to get precise cuts in hardwoods, plastics, and soft metals.
My Ultimaker 2 3d printer also uses NEMA 17 steppers for x and y movements in a similar setup, but I noticed they seemed a lot firmer - so I decided to measure how much force either machine could take before steppers would skip:
Ultimaker NEMA 17: 68,6 N
Carvey NEMA 17: 37,3 N
This is confusing to me, as the Carvey obviously has much more need for powerful steppers than a 3d printer does…
Any idea why the Carvey’s steppers are so weak?
What’s your experience? Perhaps there is an issue with my driver-board?
Any input on this is greatly appreciated!