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45xp tool settings

Postby JanssenWelding » Fri May 12, 2017 5:23 pm

new to cnc so bare with me. are the book settings the way to go for speed and thickness of materials or does people have their own dialed down. Seems the speed is way high than what people who have the same table as me run much slower settings. Thanks

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Re: 45xp tool settings

Postby Gamelord » Sat May 13, 2017 1:39 pm

Book settings are usually gold. Because every table/motor/interface will vary ever so slightly and 100ipm may actually be 110ipm or 85ipm in real life, you may find a small adjustment may yield a slightly better result....but usually the engineers who test these things relentlessly at the factory on multiple setups for years and years are usually pretty darn good at it.
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Re: 45xp tool settings

Postby tcaudle » Sat May 13, 2017 3:41 pm

There are several limiting factors as far as the cutting speed. If your table is underpowered (motors too small or gantry too heavy) then you will not be able to run at higher speeds on thinner material and get good toolpath tracking. It all depends on the the acceleration factor of you table and what kind of options the control software offers to beat the dreaded "rounded corner: syndrome. While book specs are the best to use, if your table simply won't cut right at the chart speed, then you have to slow down and when you do that the THC voltage has to change to hold the same arc gap (cut height)

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Re: 45xp tool settings

Postby JanssenWelding » Wed May 17, 2017 9:53 pm

I dropped ipm down to half and worked from there adjusting. Book settings wouldn't cut material all the way through.

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Re: 45xp tool settings

Postby marcnaz » Thu May 18, 2017 8:39 am

I used the 45xp tool set I found online for Sheetcam. I had to increase the pierce time on most (some of them were originally zero) and slow the machine down on many of the original settings. I think the IPM settings are pretty accurate on most machines as far as what you set as your actual cut speed, but where you see some major differences from machine to machine is with the acceleration settings.


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