I recently picked up a 1015 - I am using Vcarve Pro. When setting up the CNC to run, you have the options for ROUTER MODE, SLOW, NORMAL and FAST. In the 1015 manual, it recommends using ROUTER MODE if you are using Gee code...Vcarve Pro outputs Gee code. When I bought the machine, the guy told me to always use SLOW for better results.
My question is: when setting up the file in VCarve, you can specify the spindle speed and inches/minute that you would like to use on your project. Using SLOW mode on the CNC seems to be a pre-set/default speed. If I choose ROUTER MODE, will it run at the spindle speed and inches/minute that I specified in the VCarve Gee code?
Double, I honestly don't know the answer. Oliver Machinery does not appear to monitor this bulletin board often, so I'd recommend calling Dan at Oliver and run the question by him. Otherwise you might be waiting awhile for an answer on here. Remember that they are on Pacific time, so plan your call appropriately and good luck.
Post by doublestorm on Feb 9, 2015 11:18:41 GMT -8
Hi Rick...thanks for the reply! I did contact Oliver and spoke with 3 different people and unfortunately, none of them had the answer either. I am waiting on a call back from someone (not sure who it is) there who apparently "might know" the answer.
Double, I played with that for a while and yes you can slow it down a little by using those settings plus modifying your your pp file. Only problem is you have to use the largest drop allowed in the settings and even then the Y track is too fast. The Y track uses a gear drive and is about 6 times faster than the other two motors. I over come this by making 4 passes taking out about .080" per pass. Works good for signs but I never tried this with a large bit, that might not work so well.
Post by doublestorm on Feb 17, 2015 7:33:46 GMT -8
Hi Greg, thanks for the reply! I had planned on experimenting a bit with it myself but I just haven't had the time to spend a half day or so to see how specifying the spindle speed and inches/min in the file would affect the speed of the cnc. Oliver did call me back...no one there knew the answers to this...a little disappointing.