Nomad 3 documentation and downloads

It’s new, and we’re still working on that sort of thing, but some of it is in common with the previous models, so please see:

  • A PDF with a dimensioned drawing of the Nomad table, documenting all holes (so that we can design wasteboards and jigs).

Not sure what you mean by:

  • A PDF with a drawing of the tool holder, so that we can model it in our CAM tools.
  • An up-to-date “feeds and speeds” table, updated for the Nomad 3’s higher spindle speed.

The high end of the Nomad 3 spindle range and the low end of the Carbide Compact Router overlap, so things written for the Shapeoko may help.

See for concepts on this and see the series #MaterialMonday: #MaterialMonday on YouTube for specifics.

You should test feeds and speeds in a piece of scrap using the technique at: Calibrating Feeds and Speeds When Using Carbide Microtools

Another consideration is Climb vs. Conventional Milling and tooling engagement — where possible avoid slotting and add geometry and cut as a pocket (Adding geometry to cut as a pocket with a finishing pass ) and consider leaving a roughing clearance and taking a finishing pass.

Extensive discussion at: Origin/consistency of chipload recommendations and Feeds & speeds - Shapeoko CNC A to Z with a spreadsheet for this at: Speeds, Feeds, Power, and Force (SFPF) Calculator - #29 by gmack

  • A Fusion 360 tool library that includes things that come with the Nomad: machine definition for the Nomad (including precise working area dimensions), the tool holder, and the two mills, with various materials (basically a library version of the “feeds and speeds” table).

Here is a list of tooling libraries and links for Autodesk Fusion 360 from:

  • Ideally, a STEP model of the Nomad table (to make it even easier to create wasteboards and jigs).

I think this might be linked at or discussed at: Vise and Jig in Fusion 360 - #6 by Heathenx — pretty easy to make from the PDF above.

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