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by Dreamaker
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Project with QCAD / CAM
Replies: 6
Views: 6360

Re: Project with QCAD / CAM

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?
by Dreamaker
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Project with QCAD / CAM
Replies: 6
Views: 6360

Re: Project with QCAD / CAM

Nice job. What are you using for a tool/cutter, and what is your spindle speed and feed? Very nice!
by Dreamaker
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Anybody using Qcad CAM with Mach3?
Replies: 1
Views: 3041

Re: Anybody using Qcad CAM with Mach3?

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.
by Dreamaker
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: [solved] Pockets
Replies: 3
Views: 4002

Re: Pockets

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...
by Dreamaker
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: [solved] Pockets
Replies: 3
Views: 4002

[solved] Pockets

Is there any way to cut pockets with Qcad/Cam. Mainly random shapes kind of, other that rectangles, rounds, and consistent shapes.
by Dreamaker
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Cam understanding
Replies: 11
Views: 5967

Re: Cam understanding

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.
by Dreamaker
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Cam understanding
Replies: 11
Views: 5967

Re: Cam understanding

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...
by Dreamaker
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Cam understanding
Replies: 11
Views: 5967

Re: Cam understanding

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...
by Dreamaker
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Cam understanding
Replies: 11
Views: 5967

Re: Cam understanding

Disregard my last message, I did not see your latest message to me pointing me in the direction of the info.

Thank You
by Dreamaker
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Cam understanding
Replies: 11
Views: 5967

Re: Cam understanding

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...
by Dreamaker
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Cam understanding
Replies: 11
Views: 5967

Re: Cam understanding

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.
by Dreamaker
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Cam understanding
Replies: 11
Views: 5967

Cam understanding

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...
by Dreamaker
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I am Dreamaker from Harrison Twp. Michigan
Replies: 1
Views: 4346

I am Dreamaker from Harrison Twp. Michigan

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...

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