Decreasing "cutting air" time

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Decreasing "cutting air" time

Postby Mofosheee » Wed May 08, 2019 3:42 pm

Hello Forum

Attempting to make sense here!
Starting off with a block of material, say 2" x 3" and performing a profile operation requiring 2 different size milling bits; .25" & .125"
Is there a way to establish MOPS to reduce machine time by not having the next (smaller diameter) mill bit retracing the profile, "cutting air" where material no longer exist? In other words, keeping the mill bit on the remaining stock? Thank you Forum!
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Re: Decreasing "cutting air" time

Postby mtylerfl » Wed May 08, 2019 6:07 pm

I don't know what "MOPS" is, but...

Could you run your 0.25" bit first to whatever depth you want, then set your 0.125" bit to a Start Depth equal to the depth you already cut with the 0.25" bit? (Of course, you would also add the balance of the final depth you want for that smaller bit toolpath.)
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Re: Decreasing "cutting air" time

Postby Savannahdan » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:36 pm

Best I can find for MOPS is machining operations. I'm figuring it's the point where you've worked your project file and have toolpaths which indicate what to cut, what to cut it with and other parameters such as depth of cut, speed, feed, etc. Then you create the g-code files.

I opened Cut3D and don't see where you'd set a Start Depth. It may be there but I didn't find it or it may be called something different. I've not used it in quite some time and use Aspire now.
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