I haven’t updated in a while because I haven’t had much to report frankly.
Long story short, she’s up and running! A couple very minor issues and some final polishes needed but it’s going!
First the good:
-First test cuts in blue foam and MDF completed easily. I used ESTLcam for the first set of cuts and then repeated in fusion (my CAM workflow of choice). MDF cuts made at 762mm/min, 45% step over, 30k rpm (assumed, a tach is on the list to acquire), adaptive pocketing strategy, 3mm DOC.
-So far I have 0.3mm repeatable error in X and Y. I figure I just need to calibrate my steps/mm.
-I only broke one 1/8th single flute upcut mill!
The bad (maybe just not-so-good?)
-Zsteps/mm were WAY out for me. My calculated steps/mm was nearly 3200 this has given me repeatable correct dimensions in Z.
-I haven’t figured out how to store the adjusted steps/mm value in the eeprom yet. Currently I’m doing an M92 on MPCNC boot up.
-My Z screw is about an inch too long so it’s interfering with the cut material. An easy fix of course.
-Mount and hookup dual endstop switches
-Figure out my Z touch plate approach (other than wiring two wires to the board for the switch I haven’t figured out my plan for this yet)
-Clean up/extend the power wiring, mount and wire up the power supply switch.
-Do a final dial in on the Z Corner heights to ensure level
-Surface spoilboard, and mill holes for work holding.