It didn’t follow the simulation. Stopped 25% through cut, didn’t raise the bit, and started cutting back to the front of the machine in a straight line along Y.
What would be potential causes?
- Poor network connection?
- Power spike?
- Bit or router slipping? I checked these - both firm.
- Design problem? I ran the simulation and it did not follow the erroneous path
- Mechanical issue with CNC. Its a new Sainsmart 4030 – the bit didn’t raise, and went straight back on Y, when it should have been going forward in a curve, so all 3 axis would have had to fail, seems unlikely.
The carve did stop on two prior runs, with the spindle still going. I saw a Youtube video that said this is typically caused by a power spike. This is why I think 1 and/or 2 are likely, but I’m a newbie. I am running everything through an IOT Relay after my surge protector, I’m going to move the controller and my vacuum straight to the surge protector, and I’ve already moved a mesh wifi end point into the garage.