Thanks for the help.
Calibrated the machine. Double checked for square. Tightened up the bit. Locked down the material. All seems to be in order.
Initially I had the same artwork 3-up on a sheet of .5" MDF. Cut them all out with the same settings and then cleaned up the tabs and tried to glue together. It’s almost as if each piece is slightly skewed because I can get one edge aligned and the other isn’t and vice versa. So then I added 4 dowel holes, one at half depth, one at full depth, and flipped the 3rd piece with the dowel holes at half depth. Same alignment issue. It wouldn’t be a big deal if I could just sand down all the edges that are off, but it’s fairly detailed and and there’s just no way to be efficient at all with all the sanding that would need to be done.
Then I started cutting one at a time in the same spot and still had some issues. I think I’m going crazy. It doesn’t compute. I’m uploading the art so you can see. It’s about 10" across. The pieces are only about 1/32" off but to get into all the nooks and crannies to clean up is a lot of work. I was hoping to mass produce a little bit. It’s most likely a user error, but I guess I’m just trying to see if I have unrealistic expectations.