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Fonts not cutting correctly

Can anyone help with why this is happened?

It looks like you may have lost some steps during the carve…

What are you feeds & speeds? What is the wood type?


Brandon Parker

I concur, the steppers are loosing steps.
What machine?

Pine board
Not sure speeds I’ve never messed with any of that.

3018 pro

Okay - your machine is loosing steps, question is why and answer can be many.

Loosing steps is a sign of insufficient torque, the cutter forces may be too large, a collar slipping, stepper drivers running too hot (cause a brief thermal shutdown period), something mechanically binding, bumping the machine into one of its extremes etc.

I’m a total beginner with this
I was hoping it was an easy fix
Thanks for the info