Good day one and all,
Please help. I recently purchased the VCarve Desktop and Downloaded UGS v1.0.9. (first downloaded the new UGS v2.0 but it does not want to open). I created 3x simple tool paths to cut a dome (tool paths consisted of roughing tool path, a finishing tool path and a cut out tool path) and saved the tool paths. All works 100% on UGS - started by loading the roughing tool path in the UGS and running the tool path.
Now the problem I am experiencing is as follows: The X-carve starts cutting perfectly, cutting at 1mm depth as specified. It completes each depth but starts giving problems between 4mm and 6mm. What basically happens is that the x-carve runs as per tool path specified and then just starts cutting randomly any where it likes at any depth possible. I have tried rewriting the tool paths and it has done it now 4 times, once at 4mm, once at 6mm, once at the beginning of 5mm and the last time at the end of 6mm.
It is suppose to cut x raster at 1mm depth with the dome in the center. I am using a 6mm end mill cutter. The total size of the cutting area is 254mm x 254mm. I am cutting on a x-carve 500mm. The material being used is mdf 16mm. The total high of the dome will be 12mm. I set the zero point every single time before cutting and it cuts perfectly and then just looses its cutting point. It does not ram against any point on the job or against any rails that could cause it to loose its positioning. I do not allow my Laptop to go into sleep mode at all and all screen savers and back ground programs are disabled.
Please can any one advice what could be the problem?