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Offline PK

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Re: The basics
« Reply #75 on: October 24, 2016, 06:15:36 AM »
so some flexability is required.
To reiterate. It isn't. There may be better ways, and they are all more work....

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Re: The basics
« Reply #76 on: October 25, 2016, 01:03:26 AM »
Thanks for the replys and warnings about the Probe Overshoot! As I am used to manually touching off the tool didn't realise that the Probe function in the controller will drive the tool into the tool height sensor and so some flexability is required.

I just use the "Painfully Slow" setting in the touch off routine  :coffee:

Offline Will_D

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Re: The basics
« Reply #77 on: Today at 08:11:15 AM »
Well its been a while but eventually I have all 3 axes under control.

The Fusion 360 knowledge is slowly growing and I am starting to generate g-code and cut air!

A really great support site is There are some great videos here and a ton of good info. What I like is that they take things slowly, zoom in to the pop-up windows so you can read the values and don't assume you know everything (like the Fusion videos).

Only problem is that they tend to use Tormach CNCF machines so there recomended feeds and speeds are way too high for my little SX2P. Also everything is imperial.

Does any one have a link to a spread sheet that will allow reasonable calculations of feeds and speeds for a machine like the SX2P and for Aluminium/304 SS/ and FC steel?
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