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Old 03-12-2017, 04:04 PM
Breach Point Gear Breach Point Gear is offline
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Default 3D project has ridges/flat areas

Any pointers on how to prevent ridges and flat areas on 3D carvings? I am attaching a photo to show what I am experiencing after my finishing pass. Understand this may be too vague so please let me know what you need to know in order to help me out. It seems as if my finishing toolpath is not carving deep enough. Is this because of the material allowance I have above the project?
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Old 03-12-2017, 05:40 PM
mike.davison mike.davison is offline
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If you don't mind, it's easier for folks to point out areas for improvement if you share the VCP file.

Also, there are some very good Vectric tutorial videos out there on 3D milling. If you've not already viewed them doing so might help.
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:04 PM
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Could be a number of things, tough to tell without knowing what settings you used.

Could be as simple as improper Z zero.

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Old 03-12-2017, 09:56 PM
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At the outset look at stepover
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