Zeroing issue

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woodhobby11
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Zeroing issue

Post by woodhobby11 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:28 pm

So I have this logo that I want to cut out and fill with epoxy. My idea is to design the logo and save all the toolpaths. I first cut out the background and fill it with epoxy. After a couple days I want to set it back up into the CNC and cut out the lettering in the epoxy. But I am having a problem trying to reload the exact xy values as the first time. I dont know if the CNC can even do this but if anyone has any idea how i can go about doing this or even tell me if its even possible that would be great.

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Re: Zeroing issue

Post by WillAdams » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:43 pm

The machine should save the offsets and reuse them if you have homing switches.

If not, you could machine a pocket which just admits the endmill, set that to be zero, then start up the machine with the endmill in said pocket.
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Re: Zeroing issue

Post by woodhobby11 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:15 am

WillAdams wrote:The machine should save the offsets and reuse them if you have homing switches.

If not, you could machine a pocket which just admits the endmill, set that to be zero, then start up the machine with the endmill in said pocket.
The pocket for zeroing worked perfectly. Thank you so much for the idea.
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