I need some help getting up and going with my first machine. Here is a link to my documented build.
The steps taken so far
Built the standard maslow size, I chose not to use the elastics to tension the Chains. Instead used hanging weights.
Bolted the rougher to the sled with NO Z motor.
Went thought the calibration, and everything went well. The cuts seemed straight, and nothing seemed odd to me.
Ran a test cut from the ground control software, manually did the plunge with the rougher. Test cut was fine and seemed to work.
Removed the sled and added the auto z and replaced the sled.
Designed a part in Solidworks, imported it into fusion 360 and generated tool paths. I am familiar with fusion 360 because we do the same process at work when we make parts.
Setup the Z axis and took a cut.
Cut is not straight, and does not match the indented shape at all.
Here is the code loaded into ground control.
scannerv3.nc (1.5 KB)
The second issue I have is the rougher holder came loose while cutting. I think I was afraid of over tightening the rougher bracket. I didn’t want to crush the rougher and wear it out faster.
Where do I go from here?
Try to do a re-calibration and tighten the clamp on the rougher?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!