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levlandau2
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Things Created and Best Mill Settings Sub-Forums

Post by levlandau2 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:50 am

Hello,

Is there a sub-forum for best settings/practices to be used when milling specific materials, shapes, etc..? I am a total CNC noob and am very intimidated by the many settings (feed rate, layer height, etc..) as well as the tooling (which end mill to use for what?). It would be nice if those with more experience and successful creations could share the baseline settings. Even if each tool needs to be tweaked individually for optimal performance, at least with this documented, there would be a "known-good" starting point. It may also be nice to add this to the wiki. For example, how to mill MDF vs hardwoods, vs aluminum??

Second, is there a sub-forum where people can show-off the things they have milled? I am thinking similar to thingiverse. It would be nice to see what others have accomplish and use their CAD models as well.

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