I’ve made some great progress with my Nomad… but still have some questions:
During a roughing run, my Nomad stopped completely. The program seems to have crashed. Is there any way I can prevent this from happening? Did my Nomad overheat?
I’m making my way through this jungle, slowly… thanks for the continuing help
I haven’t had that happen yet. How did it crash…did the power turn off? Did the spindle stop spinning but it was still moving in x, y and z or the spindle was still running but nothing was moving? I ask because it narrows down the possible problems.
As Tom says, could be a lot of things. Are you sure the driving PC didn’t fall asleep?
Answer for trichardson: It simply stopped, no spindle movement. The program was unresponsive. It was parked in the middle of a cut.
Answer for mikep: The PC did not fall asleep… that’s one of the first things I do when I set up a new computer: adjust the power settings so the hard drive does not shut down.
Can you share some details on the job you were running?
Are you using the Speeds and Feeds guide?
Apollo, here is a link to my test project… I’ve been using the same thing all along, just to learn the ins and outs of MeshCam and Carbide Motion. Yes, someone sent me a link for the suggested speeds and feeds… That link has helped a lot, but MeshCam is still not doing what I need. Learning is fun for a crazy person like me, so I’m ok with that!
I am in the middle of moving into my new office and workshop, so today I should be able to start fiddling with the CNC again.
You may want to try Carbide Create if possible.
I can also help with the meshCAM settings.
I’m just bull-headed enough to want to make MeshCAM work I’ll have a look at Carbide create though!