521,654 active members*
2,611 visitors online*
Register for free
Login
IndustryArena Forum > CAM Software > Vectric > PhotoVCarve and VCarve Pro > Vcarving to minimize surface chipping
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    1377

    Vcarving to minimize surface chipping

    Vectric Vcarve pro 8.5
    Mach3
    60 deg V Bit depth
    Red Oak


    I will be V carving some red oak, in a 16"x 20" glued up three pieces wide.

    In the past this material has been pretty stable to V carve, that is to say there weren't many centers of letters like "o" and "a" that popped out, much better than pine.

    I have a plaque to do and want to Vcarve it as carefully as possible to minimize chipping and popped text.

    Should I:
    Use a slower RPM or faster?
    Use a slower feed rate or faster?
    Pass Depth, 0.010" 0.020" 0.030" or more?
    Plunge rate, 0.005" 0.010" 0.020"

    I was thinking of setting the initial "Flat Depth" of 0.010" and a pass depth of 0.010", feed rate for 30 IPM for the entire surface just to break the surface fibers to their full width, then cut to the full depth on subsiquent passes. what do you think? Other that i'm way too ANAL, LOL? but a 16"x20" glued up piece of red oak is expensive and time consuming to make up.

    Your tips and thoughts are appreciated.

    Thanks

    Mr Chips

  2. #2
    Registered
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    8

    Re: Vcarving to minimize surface chipping

    Sharp bit is the big key. These are cut in red oak. .125" depth, full cut one pass. 20,000rpm 120ipm. The tree measures 4" overall and the little spots are .050" in dia..

    Sent from my Moto E (4) Plus using Tapatalk

  3. #3
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    1377

    Re: Vcarving to minimize surface chipping

    Thanks
    Good information with excellent details with absolute figures.

    Thanks for taking the time.

    Chips

Similar Threads

  1. Having some issues with Vcarving.
    By Metacom in forum PhotoVCarve and VCarve Pro
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 03-05-2015, 04:28 PM
  2. Island feature to minimize cutting air
    By xero_xero in forum Mastercam
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-07-2014, 01:19 AM
  3. Reduce current to minimize heating
    By signweld in forum Stepper Motors / Drives
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-11-2014, 03:10 AM
  4. VCarving tutorial?
    By John Coloccia in forum MadCAM
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-01-2013, 02:12 AM
  5. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-06-2010, 11:32 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •