Pockets not deep enough

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Pockets not deep enough

Postby Daner » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:07 am

Good day,

Im running into some problems here, and I cant see what im doing wrong.
Im pocketing a round hole
trying to go 3/4" deep, and there all coming out about 3/8" deep :shock:

Im setting my 1/2" endmill on top of the material.
Its making 2 passes

Thanks for the help

Danny
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Re: Pockets not deep enough

Postby 4DThinker » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:07 am

It looks like your CNC has the Z axis travel per revolution set to 1/2 of what it should be The file looks normal and should be cutting .75" deep.
It might be that you are using the wrong post processor. Z values may being scaled wrong as they are processed.

Check both things.
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Re: Pockets not deep enough

Postby Daner » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:42 pm

Please point me in the direction of Z travel per revolution

My pp is set to Mach 2/3 inch
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Re: Pockets not deep enough

Postby Adrian » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:44 pm

It's part of the setup of the machine in Mach3. Tell your machine to move a certain distance using Mach3 only and measure the actual movement. If they're different then that's your problem and it's a Mach3 setup issue. If it's the same then the issue is elsewhere.
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Re: Pockets not deep enough

Postby usLEDsupply » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:09 pm

it's east to check
just zero the bit on the material then move it up until the DRO says 1.00 then measure the distance it went up with a ruler and see if it is close to 1" if not you will need to calibrate the Z axis
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Re: Pockets not deep enough

Postby Daner » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:03 am

Perfect
Thanks guys, I will check that tomorrow
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Re: Pockets not deep enough

Postby Daner » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:30 pm

Thanks guys, It was that Z set up that needed to be ajusted.
Running fine now!
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