I have a CNC machine, I am a beginner at this and I know nothing about coding. I was told this was an easy program to use, and it seem to be so far, except I cant get it to carve all the way through to cut out the coasters im trying to make. I have set the the material thickness at 1/4 in. and the outside cut is set to 1/4 in. Its only carving it about 1/16 thick. I even tried over setting it to 1/2 in. and 1/2 in cut and it still only cut 1/8. Am I doing something wrong? I’m hoping its just some easy quick fix LOL
Did you set your Z zero properly? Have you calibrated your steps/mm? Did you setup your Gshield/Xcontroller with the proper microstepping values?
I did set up my z properly, moved to bottom left corner and down to the board. But i dont know about the other things
I over cut by a fraction.
I did that but it still wasnt enough. Could it be that i should be using a 2 stage carving because there is 2 different depths im using?
Did you re zero z after bit change? Maybe material is thicker than you thought, did you measure?
Yes I did re zero it, and it is def 1/4 in thick, even when i set it at 1/2 in it still didnt cut through 1/4 in deep
Follow those steps and make sure the DIP switches are set properly. It might be that you’re running 8X microstepping when it should be 2X.
I will try that first thing in the morning, thank you very much Justin!
What is your setting $102?
sorry i really am a beginner at this and i dont know what my setting is
Easel? Sift-ctrl-d in the box type “$$” it will give you your machine setting
I typed “$$” in the box and it said error expected command letter
i tred just typing $$ and a whole lot of numbers came up, and i dont know what they mean
Look for $102 what is that number
$102=188.976 (z, step/mm)
That should be good, if you have acme rod. next should be to measure the actual movement.
i just measured the actual movement, set it to raise 1 in and it only raised 1/4 in
is that picture from the computer board?