Doing some further research into feed speeds, to see if I can do something about improving my router bit survivability. Looking for the feed speed that isn’t too fast, or too slow. I need the goldilocks solution.
Using a trial version of the G-Wizard from the CNC Cookbook, and it suggests (if I have entered all my variables correctly) that even at 10mm/sec, I was operating 5 times faster than what would be optimum. It recommends 146.3 mm/min, where I was running at 600 mm/min.
If nothing else, it will be a good test of the software to see if it can lead to a more favourable (and successful) outcome. Not exactly the cheapest software for what it does either – $US130 for 3 years (only). I’ve only signed up for the free trial – paying for the temporary use of a product does not exactly inspire me.
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