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Hello, I used a 1/4" ballnose bit. The collets are cleaned with a brush between each tool change and replaced after I see signs of wear or slippage. The wood was glued the spoilboard withWhat bit did you use? I'd suspect a loose collet. I've seen collets get jammed with sawdust and prevent a bit from being clamped in tight. Upcut or downcut spiral bits can be moved, particularly in hardwoods. The move in the collet can be a small amount over time, which means when you restart a job cut depth can be different between the jobs, showing up as a step between them in your situation. The only other situation where I've seen that happen was when the wood bowed up after material was removed and as such the following cut left a a step between them.
That is a curious problem. Can you upload a picture of you setup?Hello,
Does anybody have any experience making mouldings and trim longer than your machine using the Vectric moulding toolpath function? I have made a few test runs and I always wind up with a step where the two parts overlap. What am I doing wrong? I have made sure the material is consistent, the table has been surfaced and the jigging has been machined to ensure it is parallel with the axis. Thanks in advance for any help.
It sounded like you knew what you were talking about, and it sure looks like you know what you're doing. And I'm sure there isn't a mechanical issue at play that could explain the issue...so it must be something in the software.I went over all of the bearing blocks, ball screws, guide bearings, etc. Everything is tight.
The part is machined out of the centre. The piece is oversized.
Are you using Aspire? My VCarve Pro (10.5) doesn't recognize the *.crv3d file. I tried changing the extension to *.crv, and got the warning "this program can't open Aspire files." Rhino doesn't recognize it either.