Has anyone experienced this problem before? I was cutting yesterday at a constant depth (z axis was not moving) and the z axis dropped 1". I checked for a mechanical failure and the coupling and screw were fine. Next, I wanted to test and see if I could get the same problem again so I removed the tool and reset the z axis and reran my toolpath; The first part of the path sends the head to y22x78; there was a knock and the head travelled only in the y direction not the x but the software (wincnc) showed the head at x78.
Has anyone experienced a similar problem? Can anyone advise me as to where to look to solve this problem? Any help will be appreciated as I am in the middle of a job.
Actaeon Custom Woodworks, LLC