I’ve spent several weeks learning 360 and have several designs I want to start machining, starting with a simple box. I’m really struggling with setting up the toolpaths as I am getting very long machining times. I suspect I am setting my feeds and speeds too conservatively, and for adaptive clearing, I may not have my optimal loads and multiple depth setting aggressive enough. Would one of you Fusion experts make a suggestion or tell me if I am way off base or if I need to make other settings? I could jack all the settings, but I don’t want to tear something up by getting too carried away. Here what I’m starting with for clearing some pockets for a box in medium hard wood.
1/4 in #210 flat EM doing adaptive clearing
On the tool tab I have spindle speed at 20,000 and feedrate at 60 IPM I left all the other settings as generated.
On the passes tab optimal load is at .1, using multiple depths with a max stepdown of .25 in.
I’m getting a machining time of almost an hour for this one operation (clearing a 4x6 1 inch deep pocket in each half of the box.