Hello, I’m looking to build an MPCNC as I have a Rambo1.4 sitting around without a home. I’m a hobbyist, did some machine operating by trade before establishing a career in electronics repair. I’m experienced with 3d printing, but I haven’t done much milling. Recently at work I’ve been working on our Stepcraft 840, but I’m learning as I go.
So, how would a newbie like me go about learning the ins and outs of milling? Things like rotational speed of the spindle, feed rates, flutes to use for each material type and job. I understand a lot of this is hands on experience, but there must be some good resources one can delve into before I start breaking flutes.
My interest in building a MPCNC would be to mill aluminum, at least 3-5mm to make brackets and mounting plates. I’d like to eventually get to milling an entire object out of bar stock when I get more experience. Also wood/mdf/acrylic for the wife’s projects.