Superfly guy


A few passes with the fly cutter to come down to width. The CNC really comes into it’s own hrre. I wrote some basic GCODE to run the cutter across the job with a slow feed. The cutter is slightly narrower than the area to be cut, so it needs to move and make another pass.

So, basic GCODE does a slow pass on the Y, then a rapid move away and across on the X. Another slow pass back on the Y, finishing with a rapid move back to the start. I’m not 100% on my calibration with the Z axis, so I put the cut on manual by raising the knee.

Like hybrid – which saves me time and is easy to use. And the bonus is that unlike a conventional power feed, I don’t have to watch it like a hawk as it moves to a safe place and stops. 🙂

At some point I’ll sort out controlling the spindle motor. A job for Ron!

About Sophie Whiptank - aka Bart

I'm just a bloke doing some stuff, the more interesting bits I post on my blog. Scroll down far enough and you'll see me riding from Melbourne Australia to Birmingham, England in 2014. But now I'm working on another project, a single cylinder motorbike engine at 2750cc!

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