I decided to make Xmas gifts this year with my Nomad. I thought a good idea to figure out and practice a little bit of a setup that would allow me to work in factory line style. I bought a beautiful model of a soap dish that I thought would be a great opportunity to learn to CAM something a little more complex that just 2D cuts. I think I might have gotten more that I can chew. Here is the soap dish:
I’m planning to do without the flip geometry here and just use registration pins to flip it. I use Fusion 360. I am trying to generate tool paths efficiently and can’t seem to make the 3D adaptive clearing working the same way it works in the video. I have spent the better part of today tinkering with this strategy but have gotten nowhere. Anyone out there that might want to help/teach me what I’m doing wrong. Here is what I’ve got so far:
3D Adaptive Clearing
I don’t get close enough to the top holes and don’t get to the bottom ones either. I thought maybe it was the width of my cutter but in the video he uses a 1/4" flat too. Just out of curiosity I also tried a 1/8" flat and got a little bit closer but not right either. I know I must be setting something wrong. Please help. All in a good Xmas spirit.