It is possible to reduce carving time?

February 4, 2021 at 4:20 PM
dan-hoppe, February 4, 2021 at 6:19 AM

I think it would be great to go over some basics of 3d materials. A lot of times when I set up a carve I feel like the carve times are very extensive. What do other members do to mitigate the time for each carve. I know a lot of it has to do with feed times and step over but what are some good baselines to follow when setting up a 3d file?

From our experience we have some ways of dealing with this problem:

 

1. The most costing solution

-CNC with servo drivers, that will reduce your time without losing quality, this will save you around 30% .

 

2.  If you relief is not too high, you can exclude roughing, but in this case you need to use a tapered ballnose, 8 or 10 mm diameter. You can increase your step (we use only 9% step), but in this case you will lose your quality.

 

So the best way is the most expensive.

Last edit: February 4, 2021 at 4:25 PM, Bogdan
February 9, 2021 at 7:47 PM

Yep. 
fast=less quality 
quality= more time 
In the end depends what customer willing to pay for art peace 

July 2, 2021 at 12:09 AM

Perhaps obvious, but for carving 3D models, use the largest ball nose you can, for the detail you need.