The acrylic is poly-carbonate, I use a 3mm, two flute flat nose cutter. Spindle speed is a little over 9100rpm, feed is 500 with multi pass cuts for 9.5mm Polycarb. plunge is 250.
Why does you cutter appear red?
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- Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:49 am
- Forum: QCAD/CAM
- Topic: Anybody using Qcad CAM with Mach3?
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Yes I do, and so far it works OK! No issues. ad to get tweaked in with help from Andrew and the guys from Mach3. The only problems I have, is the communication of my CNC controller. Still doing testing with the combo.
Sorry I didn't get back sooner, I got my Gallbladder taken out and was not in the mood for CNC'ing. But now I am close to normal, the information you gave me worked out great. Got to pay attention to poly lines when you setup tool paths. I did two test pieces with mating pieces to fit together. Than...
Well, things are seeming to start coming together. Doing some testing on different shapes and material, and things are making more sense, figuring out what I can and cannot do. Making some cause and effect examples for my reference.
I figured rather that talk about it, I should do something. So, on Lexan I cut six test circles, each set differently from Normal to 1/8th Circle to see how it would react during routering. I did inside cut and outside cut circles and also did inside boxes, to see what happens. I use as a control pr...
Is there more information on the area of Leads, it seems that is where most of my problem are from. I don't understand what the differences and effect to the object like Normal verses Extensions. Also the effect and advantages of using, Half Circle, Quarter Circle and Eighth Circle, of what it reall...
I just did some gear tryouts Lexan plastic, one large gear and three small gears where the teeth mesh with each other. I seems where I am having issues understanding the function, is in the “lead in” area. All four center holes were the same size 8mm using a 2mm two flute end mill, and used the same...
Thank You that was very helpful, one more thing! In the widgets at the top the are buttons with symbols in them, what are they and what is their function. Or can you point me in the direction where they are explained.
I am somewhat a self taught person, a work in progress, I challenge myself with things that probably most people don't mess with. I have Qcad/cam and on the most part, having fun with it. When I originally bought Qcad, I used it for my CNC Laser engraving and liked it, you didn't go through bunch of...
- Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:00 pm
- Forum: Introduce Yourself
- Topic: I am Dreamaker from Harrison Twp. Michigan
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I am retired Prototype Model Maker/Highspeed Photographer, From a global safety restraint company. I still haven't grown up yet, I try and learn everything I can, I love to be creative and productive. I enjoy challenges, and engage in things the most people won't even try. I have a good mechanical a...