I am milling a piece of 6061 aluminum in which a large portion of it has to be milled away. The machine seemed to do well until the part came loose…but it is taking a ton of time.
Keep in mind this is literally the 3rd part I had cut with this machine.
1)Using the #102 tool what would you think a good tool setting is? I have it set to feed of 1ipm and plunge the same at a .01inch depth each pass. I can take a picture of my setup later if that helps.
- it appears the issues I was having which is why I went so slow was because the first cut went significantly deeper in the very first cut versus subsequent cuts. Like z0 was off but I had it starting at the top of the material. The depth was about 1.5mm where the others appear to be.25mm.
Anyways, I let it machine for 8 hours and it was only 20% of the way through. I knew it would be slow but this doesn’t seem right does it?