5. Frogmill Instructions

Frogmill

Model: Frogmill

Size: W3050 x D1828 X H419

Material: EPS Foam, Soft wood

Interface: Vectric Cut 3D

Input: .stl, .3ds, .dxf, .wrl

Emergency Stop

1 Place the material orientated as the same as the computer model. In order to place the material parallel to the movement direction of the machine, please orientate the model with reference of the marked line on the wooden cutting platform.

Make sure the power of the machines is on.

2 Fixing the material on the wooden base

2.1 If it is a thin material, drill a hole with the material and the wooden base with the same size as the screw. Then screw with material directly.

2.2.1 If it is a thick material, drill a larger hole up to a position that  the screw is long enough to screw on the wooden base.

2.2.2 If it is a thick material, you can also screw the material from the bottom of the wooden base.

2.2.3 If it is a thick material and you don’t want to screw from the bottom of the wooden base, you can screw the material on a thin material (like wood) and screw the thin material on the wooden base from up.

2.3 You can also use Gaffa tape to hold the material

2.4 If you do trimming or use the ‘Cut off’ function in Vectric Cut 3D, you should ensure that the model and the material are fixed on the base, by tape, screw or weight. It is because the model will be totally separated after trimming.

3 Enter a low percentage of speed to avoid the mill moving too fast.

Use the Top, Bottom, Left and Right arrow on the keyboard to move the mill to the ‘Hard Stop Homing’ position

Use Top and Bottom arrow button on the keyboard (or click the Y+/- button on the screen) to move the mill in Y-direction. Please move the mill to the position as shown below.

Use Left and Right arrow button on the keyboard (or click the X+/- button on the screen) to move the mill in X-direction. Please move the mill to the position as shown below.

By clicking the Z+ and Z- button on the screen, we move the mill in Z-direction to the position as shown below.

4 Click ‘Hard Stop Homing’ to home the machine boundary

5 Use the X+/-. Y+/- and Z+/- button again to move the mill to the original position required by the file. Move the mill down until it touch and fix the paper on the surface on the material. Click on the Zero X, Zero Y and Zero Z to set the X, Y and Z coordinate as origin point. You may press Z+ to release the paper. Then, press ‘Go Home’ and let the machine run.

6 Directly click on the green slider to set a low percentage of feed rate.

7 Click ‘Load File’ and select the file.

8 Click ‘Single Step’ to process the cutting step by step.

9 Click ‘Dust Collector’ to turn on the dust collector.

10 Click ‘Start’. You can continue to click start and the machine will process line by line as shown in the screen. You can observe the machining process. If there is no problem, click ‘ Single Step’ again and click ‘Start’ to let the machine run atomically.

You may click the green slider to get a higher percentage of feed rate, if the milling process runs smoothly.

Double side cutting

1) Set the centre point as the centre of the model and process Cut Out

2) Process Roughing and Finishing on the top side

4) Remove the material outside the cut out area and replace three pieces of wood to mark the position of the model

5) Turning the model up side down and fix it on the platform

6) Process Roughing and Finishing on the bottom side


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