After quite a bit of time breaking down and tweaking the 3D model and then jumping throught some hoops to output correctly formatted vectors of (hopefully) all of the parts, I was finally able to take everything into Vectrics Aspire in order to generate the tool paths.
Did a pen test first, and then changed the layout, so hopefully the lines will sand off. Here’s the 3/4” sheet:
(anyone know how to upoad photos right side up?!)
Today had me wishing for a vacuum hold down system or some plastic screws. We did not get to finish the 1/2” sheet of parts due to (not one, but TWO) broken endmills! >:-(. I put a hold down screw a tiny bit too close to the path and totally missed the other one that was right in the way:
Tomorrow will finish up the 1/2” sheet and start putting this puzzle together. After buying some new bits, of course.
-- Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. -Winston Churchill