TL:HR: (too long, hate reading)
I want to know:
- How fast can the SO3 XXL can machine things at, for reals?
- How much can I change my wood cutting programs by now that I have an HDZ installed?
I’ve done a bunch of searching, and it seems like the consensus is that a stock shapeoko XXL with an HDZ on it can machine at a maximum speed of about 200 ipm, or 5080mm.
Recently I’ve been making some fake tombstones out of pink insulation foam, so I set my speeds at 4900mm Feed rate, and 1270mm plunge, and let it rip. Once it got going, I realized I’d been too conservative, and could go faster. So I hit the speed override in Carbide Motion, and cranked it up as high as it goes: 200%.
But here’s the thing, at 4900mm feed rate the only increase it should have been able to do is 180mm per minute, which is not really a very noticeable difference. I promise you the machine was going MUCH faster than that. The change was dramatic.
Sooooo, how fast can the SO3 XXL machine something, really?
And while we’re at it, how much faster does having an HDZ make machining? I just installed mine, because I do large batches of wooden products, and I’m trying to work out how much to change my existing cutting programs.