Got my machine - set it up, flattened my spoil board - everything working great. Went to cut my first project file last night - and the first two layers of pocketing worked great. It was on the third, and was about to do rapid move - but the Z Axis didn’t retract. Thankfully I was right beside the machine, turned around and hit the estop before it broke the bit. I can see the rapid move (or at least I think I can) in the simulation from Carbide Create.
My question is - how do I trouble shoot why it didn’t retract on this go around. It hadn’t finished the layer, my retraction for the tool was 0.5" but the depth of the total cut was only 0.375 (I could be wrong in my assumption, but that should allow me more than enough clearance). One other thing, it almost seems like the board moved - but I had to undo the clamps, peel off the tape to get the board up (so I don’t think it was that.)
I’ve attached a picture of the “crash” and the simulation from Carbide Create. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,