I’m trying to cut a 2.5inch circle from 1/4 ply wood. The end result is always oval shaped, measuring about 2.52 to 2.43.
1/8 single flute
3mm doc rough pass at 400 mm/min climb milling leaving 0.3mm for finish pass
Finish pass at full depth 150 mm/min conventional
Fusion 360 CAM
Things I’ve tried:
A various amount of setting changes with no real change
Examined gcode to confirm that it’s actually producing a 2.5 inch circle
Tightened up the core a little when noticing some minor slop. No change
Checked trucks for slop and tightened. No change.
Checked steps. 100mm command = 100.0125mm for x and y. Seems about dead on.
Checked belt tension. Seems ok.
Checked pulleys. Didn’t notice any slipping under load. Will have to disassemble enclosure to access them all and put a wrench on the screws to confirm tight.
What else am I missing? I have a hard time believing deflection is my issue here with a finishing pass. I would think any deflection during roughing would have been cleaned up with finishing. I’ve gotta be missing something. I haven’t checked squareness since I assembled the thing but it was square when I put it together. It’s also got dual end stops and the Rambo 1.4 board.