I’ve been doing more test cuts today, and my machine appears to have deteriorated rather alot since I last ran it around a week ago. There is alot of play in the center block, such that the cutter in the spindle can move around 5mm side to side or back and forth when only around 50mm below the gantry.
I was milling a simple pocket in some MDF and first noticed that the cuts ere neither straight edged, nor accurate dimensionally. This is about the quality of milling i’m getting at the moment.
Fusion360 to generate the Gcode, 3mm end mill, 1mm Depth of cut, 1000mm.min feed rate, 200mm/min plunge, 17000 RPM.
Several bearings in the center assembly are failing to make contract with the tubes, i’m guessing various parts have delaminated and failed as well. Don’t know if there is anything i can do to rescue this mess. Clearing is not useable as a mill at the moment, but will it even be viable as a printer to replace the center section?