As I read the posts here, which are always informative, I keep seeing the one about "I don't know what is wrong, the machine is cutting too deep, not deep enough, seems to move over at weird times. . . ." etc, etc. As most of us know, this is RARELY caused by either VCarve (in fact, VCarve has NEVER caused this type of problem for me) or the machine controller software, MACH 3 et al.
What occurs to me is that a lot of us get caught up in the "speed" thing. We think we have to push our machines to the limit, or we are somehow not competitive. The only time that is true is if you are running your machine 24/7. In my case, my machine rarely runs a full 8 hour shift. It finally occured to me, so what if a part takes 2.3 minutes longer? I set my limits in Mach to something a lot more reasonable, and guess what? Never a problem, the machine just hums along, day after day. Since it does not goof up anymore, I now have confidence and can do other things while it is running. When it ran on the edge, I had to sit there watching it like a hawk.
This whole issue reminds me of an old saying:
SPEED KILLSBrian - 11/12/2009 Copied to technical archive and non-technical responses - original topic can be found here -> viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2416