Rcnewcomb wrote:Is each fret slot a single line vector, and are you using profile ON the vector for calculating the toolpath?
I'm CONVINCED its a CAD/CAM problem. Like I said, when I cut them normal, with a flat bottom pocket (no projecting onto 3D Model), it cuts to the proper width (width of the .023 bit).
Rcnewcomb wrote:I'm CONVINCED its a CAD/CAM problem. Like I said, when I cut them normal, with a flat bottom pocket (no projecting onto 3D Model), it cuts to the proper width (width of the .023 bit).
An easy way to check this is to compare the G-code between the two cutting strategies. Just select a single vector (fret slot) to cut, one without projecting onto 3D, and the other projecting onto 3D.
If you wish you can put the two G-code files into a zip file and upload it here. There are a number of people on the forum who are comfortable reading G-code.
You can also mail in your files to email@example.com for actual support from Vectric. The forum is predominately other users, though team Vectric does drop in from time to time.
IslaWW wrote:Let me add that the material moving in one direction would show similar results to the machine issues above.
I'm most cases, air cutting, or cutting under no load, will usually not help diagnose load created issues
tomgardiner wrote:One new tool in my shop that I find very useful is a 10x magnifier I bought at Lee Valley Tools. With it I can inspect tooling and work. I think it would be valuable in this case to see if you are getting chatter or a clean cut.
I never thought I would use it because it is so small and has such a short focal length but I find I pull it out quite often.