I have a couple questions that there are some previous conversations about but I can’t really find the answer to.
I would like to outside only rough that leaves material and then do an outline finishing pass. It seems this was deemed unnecessary with the use of “wide cutout” in the outline operation. I’m not seeing how the “wide cutout” solves the problem. What am I missing?
Why I want to do this: It seems that deflection is an issue with deep cuts. Roughing deep leaving a little material with outline after seems to be a faster method than outline with wide cutout. I can rough deep and fast without worrying about the deflection. Then the outline cleans it up. An aggressive/deep roughing with conventional milling and then a light easy climb mill outline seems to be ~30% faster than outline wide cutout.
Next, having a roughing operation followed by an outline operation always has them circling in opposite directions. If you check, “conventional” each operation switches directions. I think I want this but it seems odd. Is that how it’s supposed to work?
I’m new to this and learning. If I’m missing something obvious, please let me know.