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Thread: Losing steps while cutting

  1. #11
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    You could manually edit the tool path file and add a pause in the stream every hour or so. If you have one of those non-contact infrared thermometers, check the temperature.
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    Read up on ramping and create a set of ramp values just for 3D work. The abrupt change in direction will cause loss of steps. This can also happen with the Z axis where there are a lot of abrupt up and down movements. Along with a little slower feedrate for a standard, you'll need to soften that direction change. Doing a 45º could cause lost steps on both axes without adjusting the ramping. Write down, take a picture or save to custom, your default ramps before testing.

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    Thanks, Scott.

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