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by philIam
Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: MakerCAM
Topic: URGENT ERROR - WILD LOOP!
Replies: 19
Views: 3055

Re: URGENT ERROR - WILD LOOP!

That lighter J mark is just yet another anomalie that happens on first pass through and then never again... unless that deeper cut is it resurfacing... not sure.

My piece is smack dab in the middle of the working plane, if that helps.
by philIam
Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: MakerCAM
Topic: URGENT ERROR - WILD LOOP!
Replies: 19
Views: 3055

Re: URGENT ERROR - WILD LOOP!

Hey,

Here it is.

It was just running fine then its like it caught an edge and just suicide dove. Which commands should I remove? Thanks!
by philIam
Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: MakerCAM
Topic: URGENT ERROR - WILD LOOP!
Replies: 19
Views: 3055

Re: URGENT ERROR - WILD LOOP!

Iam using grbl. So you guys think that could be the issue.
by philIam
Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: MakerCAM
Topic: URGENT ERROR - WILD LOOP!
Replies: 19
Views: 3055

URGENT ERROR - WILD LOOP!

Hey, When I make the following profile makercam always send my machine for one absolutely WILD loop almost like its trying to F with me. then it continues on with its business. GCODE ATTACHED GO NUTS ON IT! But when that one wild loop happens it just shuts the machine down bc it dives into parts tha...
by philIam
Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cutting Aluminum
Replies: 11
Views: 3195

Re: Cutting Aluminum

So ... screwing down your aluminum (atleast my 5052) is absolutelyt critical. The spindle isnt that strong so when its raised even by a few mm's it (for atleast me) was game ender. Just dived too deep and too much pressure. My machine is just falling apart with vibration. Going to have to throw some...
by philIam
Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cutting Aluminum
Replies: 11
Views: 3195

Re: Cutting Aluminum

Thanks guys.

I'm running at .008 step down 5 ipm. And here's the result.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GamzFk4zbs

That sound normal? Its pretty terrifying and stressful when listening to it start a new hole.
by philIam
Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cutting Aluminum
Replies: 11
Views: 3195

Re: Cutting Aluminum

Hey thanks! I was just cutting with a feed rate of 5 inches per minute and when it was profile cutting it looked like it was CLEARLY moving too fast, like the bit couldn't move up and flew forward (on a smallscale of course). Picture dragging a stick pushed in the groundm straight and you're holding...
by philIam
Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cutting Aluminum
Replies: 11
Views: 3195

Re: Cutting Aluminum

I don't have the speed controller. I have it just hooked up to my power supply VDC.
by philIam
Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cutting Aluminum
Replies: 11
Views: 3195

Cutting Aluminum

Hi, I am about to begin cutting aluminum. I've been cutting plexi and ABS day N night getting ready for this day! I'm looking for advice, I've read the other blog posts on aluminum but not sure if I'm getting it understood correctly. I don't want to break my bit! The Details/Questions: I have this b...