how do i or the machine know when to change bits

Questions/answers/discussion about initial setup of your CNC Shark

Moderators: sbk, al wolford

how do i or the machine know when to change bits

Postby rbuckner » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:59 pm

???
rbuckner
 
Posts: 9
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:21 pm

Re: how do i or the machine know when to change bits

Postby Kayvon » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:11 am

The machine doesn't know when to change bits. It's all on you.

You know when to change bits because you make the design. For a simple design, you won't need to change bits. Just use the same bit for the whole thing. If your design requires different bits, you'll need to save those as separate paths and run them on your CNC machine as separate runs with different bits. I encounter this sometimes when I want to use a V-bit in the design, but an end-mill bit for the profile.

Which software are you using? If it's Vectric, I highly recommend both reading the .pdf user manual and checking out the video tutorials. They do a great job explaining all the features, from simple to intricate.
User avatar
Kayvon
 
Posts: 312
Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:46 pm

Re: how do i or the machine know when to change bits

Postby rbuckner » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:59 pm

thank you right now I have the simple lettering kinda down. for instance when trying to do the single line scrip I couldn't due to it having multiple paths. I will have to learn how to do this soon. I just got this machine set up last week and made my first trial run and now I have people beating my door down. I hope this learning curve isn't to hard and I'm bright enough to pick it up. Thank you for your help
rbuckner
 
Posts: 9
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:21 pm

Re: how do i or the machine know when to change bits

Postby tonydude » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:22 am

http://support.vectric.com/training-material

Do these tutorials, everybody learns from these including me after 10 yrs of cnc.

Tony
Buffalo,NY

"What will matter is not what you bought but what you built; not what you got, but what you gave”

Aspire 9.510, photo vcarve, cnc mako shark extended bed, control panel 2.1
tonydude
 
Posts: 1475
Joined: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:23 am
Location: Buffalo,NY


Return to Setting up the Shark

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests