Hey guys, Im cutting into my first project (WOOHOO!) which is a mountain range carved into solid walnut. I’m using fusion 360 and the estimated machine time is shoring as 50 minutes and yet the machine is telling m “nope… this is gonna take 3.5 hrs.”
Im ok with longer times here and there but I want to be sure I am managing the cuts properly.
The piece is 6x6" and about 1 inch of carving depth.
I decided to use a 1/4" flat end compression for the roughing pass which I am using tthe adaptive clearing process on F360.
Then I am doing a smoothing pass with a 1/4" ball end… and THEN
a smoothing pass with a 0.5mm ball end tapered bit.
Am I overdoing the number of tools? If so, what tools would you use?
What would you recommend for stepdown (fine and max)
How do I get a more accurate estimate of my machining time with Fusion 360 so I dont have to guesstimate until it is uploaded to my machine?
I have a mac. where in the program does it tell me the estimated time?
Also to note (cause Im wondering if this is the problem) I attempted to make all 3 tools under the same setup and output each nc gode individually. Does Fusion 360 automatically lump together all toolpaths under the same setup into one .nc file?