Hi,Looks good but why is your feed rate so slow? You could probably cut three times faster than that.
How did it turn out?
I did the kerving on the CNC as well using a 2mm straight bit. Cutting into the 9.2mm plywood @ 8.2mm deep, it leaves 1mm plywood (birch layer) between the ribs. That went well without any breakouts. But the last profile to cut the kerft sheets to size was a bit problematic as the ribs are only 2mm thick and 8.2 tall a lot of breakouts. So had to cut them to size on my table saw, switched my blade to a 80 teeth one also used masking tape on the cut line to prevent breakouts. Had a better result but not perfect yet. Next time I will cut the material to size first then do the kerving on CNC. On that note one more thing the plywood needs to be totally flat onto your CNC bed to make sure you only leave 1mm over the whole surface. So I used my pinner to pin the plywood down to my MDF spoil board... My 50 cents as a CNC beginner....very interesting and clever design! you're going places... keep us updated!
Hey nice work!
I've been looking to buy one of these CNC machines for a little while now and would really like to know how're you finding it? Can you please tell me what is your workflow from getting CAD designs to CAM and gcode? Also have you used software other than Kinetic-NC?
It will be my first CNC machine too, hence why I'm keen to hear your experiences with both the machine and the company! What kinds of materials have you been processing? I'm looking more towards metals (CNC-Step claim the High-Z T series can cut steel) and have some concern that it won't be quite rigid enough. Have you tried working metal?Hi,
I can't compare my CNC step machine with others as this is the first CNC router I'm using ever.
But to be honest I really love this machine and use it all the time. It was a big deal to get it into my workshop as it's big and heavy (250 KG +) but that's why it's extremely accurate and sturdy.
Like I mentioned never used a CNC router before but did allot of 3D printing (Ultimaker) I use 3D Studio max (CAD) for years to design my models and export as .stl Sometimes I do the same for Vectric Aspire (CAM) import 3D then create gcode. Or I use Vectric Aspire on it's own to design, save my file(s) and open it into Kinetic-NC to control my CNC step.
I had to change my mind set from 3D to layered 2D but it's getting better and again I love it....
That's it for now,
Hiya,It will be my first CNC machine too, hence why I'm keen to hear your experiences with both the machine and the company! What kinds of materials have you been processing? I'm looking more towards metals (CNC-Step claim the High-Z T series can cut steel) and have some concern that it won't be quite rigid enough. Have you tried working metal?