CNC Intelitek Q & A's

Mounting Stock in a Manual Vice

Mounting Stock in a Manual Vice

Question: How do you mount a piece of stock in a manual vice in your milling machine? Answer: CIM Master Teacher Matt Baehr explains how to mount a piece of material in your manual vice and why he does it the way he does. This will apply to all other milling machines as well. See […]
How do I use an edge finder?

How do I use an edge finder?

Tired of using the I.L.A.R method of finding the corner of your stock (It Looks About Right…). Then here’s the video for you! This video was made by Tormach, and it shows you how to utilize two different types of edge finders. Thanks Tormach! This video demonstrates the use of a mechanical edge finder and […]
How many teeth or flutes for my CNC tools?

How many teeth or flutes for my CNC tools?

QUESTION: Does it matter how many teeth or flutes my end mills have? ANSWER: Actually it does. A good rule of thumb for the beginner: the harder the material, the more teeth!  What’s the difference between teeth and flutes? Teeth do the cutting, flutes bring the cut material away from the part. The excerpt from […]
What kind of tools should I use?

What kind of tools should I use?

Question: I know nothing about tools for CNC machines.  What kind are there, and what can I use them for? Answer: There is so much to learn about tooling when it comes to CNC machines, that it can really be overwhelming. Here we present just the basics as it pertains to a “rookies” classroom. There […]
The Basics: Tooling For CNC Machines

The Basics: Tooling For CNC Machines

There is so much to learn about tooling when it comes to CNC machines, that it can really be overwhelming. Here we present just the basics as it pertains to a “rookies” classroom. There are complete courses on these topics, but this should get you started First of all, We have put together a short […]
HOW DO I GET RID OF A SNIPE IN VERIFY?

HOW DO I GET RID OF A SNIPE IN VERIFY?

Question: Every time I verify my code in CNCMotion, a little snipe appears as if the tool is ramping into the part. It doesn’t do this when I run the program… What’s up? Answer: Well that’s an easy fix! Watch below!  102 total views
CNCMOTION: BAD ARC ERROR

CNCMOTION: BAD ARC ERROR

Question: I get a Bad Arc error when I try to verify a program in CNCmotion. What gives? Solution: One of two problems: You have the endpoint or arc center incorrect, OR you need to change the run settings. See the video below.  102 total views
THE STOCK IN CNCMOTION IS THE WRONG SIZE! HOW DO I CHANGE IT?

THE STOCK IN CNCMOTION IS THE WRONG SIZE! HOW DO I CHANGE IT?

Question: The stock in CNCmotion is the wrong size! How do I change it? Solution: This is an easy! Use the 3D Image menu! Watch the video below:  102 total views
What's the Difference Between Climb and Conventional Cutting?

What's the Difference Between Climb and Conventional Cutting?

QUESTION: What is the difference between Climb & Conventional cutting? ANSWER: Milling tools can advance through the material so that the cutting flutes engage the material at maximum thickness and then decreases to zero. This is called Climb Milling. Cutting in the opposite direction causes the tool to scoop up the material, starting at zero thickness […]

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