I’m still working on using ecam for my vcarve projects and I’m having i believe stepover issues during the clearance cuts. I’m using an 1/8 flat bottom bit. The pathing is leaving lines between the cuts.
Originally i had the bit set in tools as 3.175mm and it left lines. I mic’d it and found true but diameter was 2.8, even though the cut is measured at 3.175. I changed it in tools to 2.8 and changed stepover from 40 to 10% thinking it withdrawn be slow but effective. No change though.
What am i not seeing?
This might happen if you have a lot of flex or a loose core. Even 50% stepover usually doesn’t leave material.
It is a straight bit you are clearing with, not a V bit, right?
Ya, 1/8th endmill/router. It’s doing the same with both bits. I have the same design done in vcarve, I’m going to run them back to back and see if I get the same results. That should narrow it between machine and software.
The stepover to start should have been fine, the 10% REALLY should have been fine :laugh: I’m working with E12, which is beta and I’ve found a few bugs in it before. I wouldn’t be surprised if I’ve got another one here.
Adding in here. The bit in the program is an endmill, but that does look like a Vbit clearance doesn’t it? I’ll check the program again.
Well, not the machine. Off to the code…
Yeah, that looks indeed better.
What did you attach to the router? Looks like a laser??
Looks like a variant of these. They are cool to use as 0/0 mark on the workpiece. I intend to make something similar if I find the time