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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2003

    Cutting suggestions

    This is the first time I will be cutting both cast white acrylic and corian. So I was playing with PhotoVcarve and I was getting unreal machine times upwards in the 250 hour mark. I thought the 8 hours a lot of you were getting was high but I could deal with that.

    What would some suggested speeds be with 1/32" ball endmill 3 flute, at max spindle of 10000? Any help would be great.

    I have calculated 10ipm but unsure and want to double check with those who have cut this material and $20 a pop for the endmill I want to make sure.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    before you try going fast do you have air or vacuum set-up and can you run for long time frame at 150imp you can cut at a high feed rate as long as you have lots of air. once endmill heats up it will melt the plastic and that it. many shallow pass at high feeds for a small dia. .025 deep also why don't you start with a $12 mill http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/NNPDFF...=373&PMCTLG=00
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Tazzer are you cutting lithopanes or just normal PhotoVCarve pictures? If it's lithopanes you can do a clearing pass first with a larger bit to get the material thickness down quick and then come thru with the smaller ballnose.

    Check out the tutorials towards the bottom of this page: http://www.vectric.com/WebSite/Vectr...#pvc_tutorials

    Hey Mike, where'd you get that Speed and Feeds program?
    Take it easy.
    Jay (www.cncjay.com)

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