View Full Version : What this soft is able to do in thick aluminium

05-10-2013, 04:13 AM
Hi all,

I mill a thick aluminium brackets thanks to CUT 2D, I share my experience with it:

Homemade CNC router, tutorial from Design to Finish Part - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA6c8xSHXIk)

Hope it will help

05-10-2013, 01:34 PM
You genreated G code with two tools, which was used to mill the part?
It looked like the cuts were not ramped in. Did the tool have the capablity to make a ramp cut (changing Z while X or/or Y changes)?
Great music.

Thanks for the effort to show us your work.

05-11-2013, 04:05 AM
Hi Petebo,

No it is heavy plastic (PVC). I used a 2 flutes end mill carbide with center cut. So I do not need ramp down but I have to slow down the Z feerate.
Thanks for your comments.
If you want to see aluminium milling see this video:


The CNC is stiff enough to support up to 22 ipm of feerate with 1/4' end mill diameter and 0.02" deep.