Adrian wrote:marbles wrote: Stepover = time = money
Which is why I gave up the idea of doing anything that requires a 3D toolpath commercially a long time ago. In the time it takes to produce a single 3D object I can make enough 2D objects that would make the price of the 3D object astronomical. All the time I have enough 2D work to occupy the machines 3D will have to wait until I retire (again)!
Indeed! I agree entirely however my background is in 3D and folk expect it of me. If I can bring the process in under and hour and do batches sell to a niche market then its economic. Just wait till I get the 4th axis going thats when it'll start to get really economically impractical