I am on my third spindle on my 2 month old Nomad 3.
I believe, in my novice mind that I have treated the machine well so far, and have not really been pushing it very far.
The spindle is again loose. Both the top, and lower bearing make a clacking sound when moved with my finger.
A fresh spindle is silent, has no wobble, and performs well. After just a few hours of runtime the spindle bearings again have backlash. The spindle vibrates quite violently and can resonate and make a lot of noise.
I have heard that the spindle requires a warm-up. Running it will expand components with heat and might make this issue less noticeable.
I just want to hear why this might happen. From other owners, and maybe from Carbide 3D.
All i get in the mail dialogue is that this should not happen, and apologies…
Yes, I will contact support. But also want advice and other experiences.
Also where can one buy the bearings in use in bulk?