I am a newby - just got my Pro 6+ yesterday, and got it set to go. I know the next step is to surface the spoilboard, and can find the toolpath on the B18 controller. I also understand about setting the Z to zero with the puck, and have a 1.25" surfacing bit. After that I'm a bit lost.
1) How I set the depth of the cut (I want to be conservative in how much I take off, even if I have to do the surfacing more than once)? 2) Are there other parameters I should set, such as the bit speed, or ....?
If you're running the gcode off the controller, everything is set. Just home, set Z, and Run. The depth of cut is set in the gcode. You can either decode that, or set the Z a little high off the spoil board. Keep cancelling the run, retrying, and lowering the Z until you are happy with the cut.
Post by Axiom Tool Group on Mar 12, 2019 14:04:04 GMT -5
The "Mill plane function does not assume a bit size. There is a list of parameters which would need to be filled in.
This function is not generally recommended.
Instead it is advised that the surfacing gcode file which is preloaded on the controller be used. This file is designed for a 1.25" surfacing bit...however a larger 1.5" bit will also work, with just a hair more over-lap.