I recently purchased the Axiom AR8 Pro. Im pretty new to the CNC world and have been trying to figure a few things out that maybe you can all help me with.
I'm using VCarve Pro. I understand the Spindle speed needs to be set on the machine. No problem.
But for some reason, the machine ignores my feed rate. It seems no matter whatI set the feed rate to, 5 IPM or 200 IPM. It consistantly runs at the same speed. I can't find out how to get this to work.
The manual is to be honest is a little weak. But otherwise a solid and impressive little machine. Can anyone help?
Post by traindriver on Dec 1, 2017 19:37:28 GMT -5
Where are you changing your feed rate? It took me a little while to figure out that I had to change the feed rate of the individual tool in the tool database. When you hover your cursor over a toolpath you've created, you can see how long Vectric estimates it will take to cut that tool path. When you change the feed rate of the tool in the database and recalculate the tool path, that time should change. Note, that time might not be accurate for the machine down to the minute, but it will still give you an indication that the tool path calculated a different feed rate.