MGN12 Linear Rail Precision Motion Kit for Creality Ender 3

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  • Upgrades the Ender 3 Y axis linear motion system for superior performance
  • Eliminates backlash and wheel binding to improve the overall print quality
  • Available as either a single or dual rail configuration for maximum bed stability
  • Steel MGN12 rails and ball bearings reduce maintenance due to low wear and tear
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PRODUCT DETAILS

The MGN12 Linear Rail Precision Motion Kit replaces the Y axis motion system on the Creality Ender 3, Ender 3 Pro and Ender 3 V2.

Traditionally found on high-end 3D Printers, MGN12 linear rails have tight tolerances, low friction and require minimal maintenance. The rigid stainless steel rail and ball bearing guide block improve accuracy and offer remarkably smoother movement. Mounted atop or the sides of V Slot extrusion (depending on kit), it also eliminates concerns of poor machining that can otherwise impede linear movement.

This is in contrast to the stock Delrin v-wheel rollers used on Creality 3D printers. A POM plastic that significantly deteriorates over time, they develop flat spots that bump and shift as the heated bed moves. This creates inconsistencies that reflect in the printed object. V-slot extrusions which aren't machined perfectly straight will further accelerate the wear and tear on wheels.

 

MGN12 Kit Features

  • High Positional Accuracy: Linear rails are extremely stiff, producing far less flex than other solutions like v-wheels or linear rods. This ultimately reduces backlash and ringing artifacts that will yield higher quality prints.
  • Long Life: Comprised of all metal components, these are extremely durable, experiencing little to no wear over time. Compared to hard plastic v-wheels that degrade from repeat use, a properly lubricated linear rail will continue to offer high performance for the life of the machine.
  • Low Maintenance: Machined from hardened or stainless steel, MGN12 linear rails are resistant to oxidation and corrosion. After being packed with grease, they have a low friction coefficient that greatly decreases wear on parts.

 

Ender 3 Kit

The original Creality Ender 3 is equipped with a narrow 20mm wide Y axis. To compliment the existing frame, the Ender 3 MGN12 Kit features a single Linear Rail, center mounted on top of the extrusion to achieve high performance and stability.

Package also includes CNC machined front and rear aluminum brackets, 100cm Steel Core GT2 belt and all necessary mounting hardware for installation.

Ender 3 Pro / V2 Kit

By comparison, the Ender 3 Pro and Ender 3 V2 Y axis has twice the width (40mm). For this reason, the MGN12 Kits can be purchased in either a single or dual rail configuration, the latter offering better weight distribution and improved stability.

Because the MGN12 Linear Rails mount on the side of the Y axis, these kits reuse most of the original components, offering a quick and simple installation. CNC machined aluminum guide brackets and hardware are included.

Standard Kit

The Standard Kit includes everything needed to complete the installation, excluding the Modular 3-Point Y Carriage Plate.

This is a Do-it-yourself (DIY) package, intended for customers who have previously purchased our Modular Y Carriage, or those that are comfortable making small modifications to their existing Y Carriage. A drill template will be provided, mapping out the necessary hole pattern for mounting the linear rail guide blocks.

Complete Kit

The Complete Kit includes everything in the Standard Kit, as well as our Modular 3-Point Y Carriage Plate.

As the title suggests, it features all parts needed to complete the MGN12 Linear Rails upgrade on the specified 3D Printer.

CONTENTS

Package Contents

  • MGN12H Linear Guide Rail (300mm)
  • Front Idler Assembly
  • Motor Mount Assembly
  • GT2 6mm x 1000mm Belt
  • GT2 Belt Clips
  • Front Hardstop
  • Limit Switch Lever
  • Mounting Hardware

REVIEWS

Customer Reviews

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Bob Graham
Not so much a review of the product, but of the company.

Let me first state that the linear rail kit itself is superb, and works wonderfully on my old E3Pro. But, that's not why I'm here. Anyone can write a review of a product, but not many can write an honest review of the company behind it. This is that review.

I started by ordering the MGN12 kit a few weeks ago, as I had a worn spot on my Y-axis V extrusion and needed a more reliable solution. I'd heard and read great things about Gulf Coast Robotics online and from other makers, so I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. Alas, from the getgo there were a few hiccups, first with shipping, then with missing screws. Now before you assume this is a review lambasting the company, let me assure you it's not. Quite the opposite.

From the very outset, Brett at the crew at GCR have been exemplary in their customer service. First with the shipping issue, in which Brett generously refunded the shipping cost, and later with the missing screws. Each time I emailed him, I didn't have to wait days for some boilerplate, excuse-laden canned reply. No, Brett was first and foremost a complete gentleman who went out of his way to make things right. He didn't sugarcoat things. He didn't make excuses. And he didn't deflect when so many other companies might. I completely understood the issues and how the pandemic has affected so many industries, theirs included. Even when all I was seeking and expecting were the parts required, Brett one-upped that expectation and included a freebie that put a smile on my face. Needless to say, they have a very happy, future repeat customer. Not because of what they did, but because of who they are: A company who actually gives a s**t when so many others, quite frankly, don't.

It's easy to put words to page disparaging a company when things go wrong, but it's even easier to congratulate a company who actually cares about you as a customer, even with the occasional misstep. This isn't a review about a company. This is a review about the wonderful people at Gulf Coast Robotics who, even during the worst of times, put their hearts and souls into their products, their service and their company as a whole. Thank you Brett and the crew at GCR. You've made a customer for life, and a friend.

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Tim Goldstein
Amazing upgrade with Gulf Coast Robotic's super high quality

I added the dual rail complete kit to my Ender 3 Pro. Installation was straight forward and about 30 minutes. As it was the full kit I also upgraded my bed to 3 point leveling at the same time. Two small items to watch out for. The first time I tried homing the machine the Y axis did not hit the limit switch. I had to move the limit switch forward about 5 mm to get the extended portion of the slide to bed adapter to trip the limit switch. If I had know to watch for this I would have checked that the limit switch got tripped when the table was all the way to the rear of the machine before trying to home. The other item to watch for is on the 3 point bed mount. While it is obvious there is a right and a left, it is less obvious there is a front and a back. The front side has extra holed to allow mounting a handle or other accessories. This is not pointed out in the instructions and I initially installed it with the extra mount holes on the back side. It does function perfectly that way, but I wanted to add a handle and could not figure out how to mount it until I realized there was a front and a back and I needed to flip mine over.

The linear guides have made a big difference in the alignment of layers. They all come out nice and even instead of slight varying alignment I used to get. Run a finger across a wall and it is now super even.

The 3 point bed leveling is a great improvement. I use a BL touch but I still check the bed and level it to minimize the compensation needed. I would say the 3 point leveling is at least 50% faster than the original 4 point I have used for the past 18 months.

I upgraded as the complete kit. If I had to the linear guides or the 3 point bed leveling it would be a hard decision. Probably would do the linear guides as they made a noticeable improvement in the print. The 3 point bed level didn't affect the print, but sure is a convenient time saver.

This set is just like everything else I have gotten from Gulf Coast Robotics. Super high quality, amazing support, and very realistic prices.

SHIPPING & RETURNS

Shipping

Gulfcoast Robotics ships Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. The shipping cut-off time is 11 A.M. Eastern Standard. Orders placed after the cut-off time will be shipped the following business day. All orders are fulfilled by our warehouse located in North Port, Florida (US).

Domestic Orders

Domestic orders are shipped via USPS using the service selected at checkout. Parcels that exceed the First Class weight limit of 15.9 oz will automatically use Priority Mail. Once your package has been processed, a Tracking Number will be provided. The Shipping Confirmation is sent via e-mail and/or SMS alerts, depending on the contact information specified at checkout.

International Orders

All orders shipped to a destination outside of the United States are subject to the import duties, fees and taxes of the destination country. Delays in delivery may occur if your package is randomly selected by the Customs Department for inspection. We have no control over the process or additional charges associated with the delivery and important of your package into your country. We do not benefit in anyway from these charges and work closely with our carriers to ensure as few delays as possible. We are not responsible for any duties, fees, or taxes that are incurred during the delivery of your order/package.

MGN12 Linear Rail Precision Motion Kit for Creality Ender 3
Ender 3 / MGN12 Rail (Single) / Standard Kit - $49.99
  • Ender 3 / MGN12 Rail (Single) / Standard Kit - $49.99
  • Ender 3 / MGN12 Rail (Single) / Complete Kit - $74.99
  • Ender 3 Pro / MGN12 Rail (Single) / Standard Kit - $49.99
  • Ender 3 Pro / MGN12 Rail (Single) / Complete Kit - $74.99
  • Ender 3 Pro / MGN12 Rails (Dual) / Standard Kit - $69.99
  • Ender 3 Pro / MGN12 Rails (Dual) / Complete Kit - $94.99
  • Ender 3 V2 / MGN12 Rail (Single) / Standard Kit - $49.99
  • Ender 3 V2 / MGN12 Rail (Single) / Complete Kit - $74.99
  • Ender 3 V2 / MGN12 Rails (Dual) / Standard Kit - $69.99
  • Ender 3 V2 / MGN12 Rails (Dual) / Complete Kit - $94.99

MGN12 Linear Rail Precision Motion Kit for Creality Ender 3

Customer Reviews

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Bob Graham
Not so much a review of the product, but of the company.

Let me first state that the linear rail kit itself is superb, and works wonderfully on my old E3Pro. But, that's not why I'm here. Anyone can write a review of a product, but not many can write an honest review of the company behind it. This is that review.

I started by ordering the MGN12 kit a few weeks ago, as I had a worn spot on my Y-axis V extrusion and needed a more reliable solution. I'd heard and read great things about Gulf Coast Robotics online and from other makers, so I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. Alas, from the getgo there were a few hiccups, first with shipping, then with missing screws. Now before you assume this is a review lambasting the company, let me assure you it's not. Quite the opposite.

From the very outset, Brett at the crew at GCR have been exemplary in their customer service. First with the shipping issue, in which Brett generously refunded the shipping cost, and later with the missing screws. Each time I emailed him, I didn't have to wait days for some boilerplate, excuse-laden canned reply. No, Brett was first and foremost a complete gentleman who went out of his way to make things right. He didn't sugarcoat things. He didn't make excuses. And he didn't deflect when so many other companies might. I completely understood the issues and how the pandemic has affected so many industries, theirs included. Even when all I was seeking and expecting were the parts required, Brett one-upped that expectation and included a freebie that put a smile on my face. Needless to say, they have a very happy, future repeat customer. Not because of what they did, but because of who they are: A company who actually gives a s**t when so many others, quite frankly, don't.

It's easy to put words to page disparaging a company when things go wrong, but it's even easier to congratulate a company who actually cares about you as a customer, even with the occasional misstep. This isn't a review about a company. This is a review about the wonderful people at Gulf Coast Robotics who, even during the worst of times, put their hearts and souls into their products, their service and their company as a whole. Thank you Brett and the crew at GCR. You've made a customer for life, and a friend.

T
Tim Goldstein
Amazing upgrade with Gulf Coast Robotic's super high quality

I added the dual rail complete kit to my Ender 3 Pro. Installation was straight forward and about 30 minutes. As it was the full kit I also upgraded my bed to 3 point leveling at the same time. Two small items to watch out for. The first time I tried homing the machine the Y axis did not hit the limit switch. I had to move the limit switch forward about 5 mm to get the extended portion of the slide to bed adapter to trip the limit switch. If I had know to watch for this I would have checked that the limit switch got tripped when the table was all the way to the rear of the machine before trying to home. The other item to watch for is on the 3 point bed mount. While it is obvious there is a right and a left, it is less obvious there is a front and a back. The front side has extra holed to allow mounting a handle or other accessories. This is not pointed out in the instructions and I initially installed it with the extra mount holes on the back side. It does function perfectly that way, but I wanted to add a handle and could not figure out how to mount it until I realized there was a front and a back and I needed to flip mine over.

The linear guides have made a big difference in the alignment of layers. They all come out nice and even instead of slight varying alignment I used to get. Run a finger across a wall and it is now super even.

The 3 point bed leveling is a great improvement. I use a BL touch but I still check the bed and level it to minimize the compensation needed. I would say the 3 point leveling is at least 50% faster than the original 4 point I have used for the past 18 months.

I upgraded as the complete kit. If I had to the linear guides or the 3 point bed leveling it would be a hard decision. Probably would do the linear guides as they made a noticeable improvement in the print. The 3 point bed level didn't affect the print, but sure is a convenient time saver.

This set is just like everything else I have gotten from Gulf Coast Robotics. Super high quality, amazing support, and very realistic prices.

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