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v1.4

Minor Versionm

by Robert

  1. To complete this guide you will need a 250x250x18mm piece of MDF. Use 4 x Wood Screws to secure the MDF to the Spoilerboard.
    • To complete this guide you will need a 250x250x18mm piece of MDF.

    • Use 4 x Wood Screws to secure the MDF to the Spoilerboard.

    • Make sure it is square with the machine.

    • Make sure the Wood Screws are flush with the surface of the MDF.

  2. Always use the correct collet size for the cutter. Mafell
    • Always use the correct collet size for the cutter.

    • Mafell

    • Click the collet into the nut first, then insert the end mill fully.

    • Fix the collet with a maximum torque of 10-11Nm. Tighten the collet by hand, then a 1/8 turn with a spanner, this should be about right.

    • Keep the collet lubricated with a solid lubricant (e.g. Molykote P-40) or by lightly greasing.

    • Katsu

    • Push the collet into the shaft and then the nut over it. The end mill can then be inserted fully.

    • Only use the button on the side to hand tighten the collet. To fully tighten, use two spanners, a 13 spanner on the flat portion of the shaft, the included 22mm spanner on the collet nut.

  3. Turn off and unplug the Router Head from the mains. Inside the Extras Box find the 1/4" Square Cut End mill.
    • Turn off and unplug the Router Head from the mains.

    • Inside the Extras Box find the 1/4" Square Cut End mill.

    • Using a 1/4" collet secure the end mill to the Router Head.

    • The Mafell has a locking button on the side.

    • The Katsu requires a 13mm Spanner and the included 22mm Spanner.

    • While tightening, set the end mill stick out to 30mm using the Height-Reference-Tool.

  4. Turn on the machine and open WorkBee Control.
    • Turn on the machine and open WorkBee Control.

    • Go to Control > Dashboard

    • Press 'Home All'

    • The Machine should now be at the back-right corner of the work area.

  5. Use the job buttons to centre the end mill over the front left corner of the MDF. The tip of the end mill should be flush with the top of the MDF. Press 'Set Work XYZ' to set the work zero position.
    • Use the job buttons to centre the end mill over the front left corner of the MDF.

    • The tip of the end mill should be flush with the top of the MDF.

    • Press 'Set Work XYZ' to set the work zero position.

    • Jog the Z-Axis up +5mm.

  6. Locate your Touch Probe over the corner of the MDF. Use the job buttons to centre the end mill in the 'Start Here' Hole.
    • Locate your Touch Probe over the corner of the MDF.

    • Use the job buttons to centre the end mill in the 'Start Here' Hole.

    • With the tip of the endmill roughly level with the surface of the Touch Probe.

    • Plug your Touch Probe into the Touch Probe Mount Connector.

    • Clip the Crocodile Clip to the End mill.

  7. In the 'Touch Probe Panel' Select the Front Left Corner as the Probe Location. Define the Endmill Diameter as 6.35mm Press Probe Corner to begin probing.
    • In the 'Touch Probe Panel' Select the Front Left Corner as the Probe Location.

    • Define the Endmill Diameter as 6.35mm

    • Press Probe Corner to begin probing.

    • Wait until the 'Probe Successful' confirmation.

    • Unclip the Touch Probe from the End mill and unplug it from Touch Probe Mount. Remove the Touch Probe.

    • Press 'Go to Work Zero'. Your machine should be perfectly aligned with the corner of the material.

    • Jog the Z-Axis up +5mm.

  8. Download the WorkBee-First-Project file and extract the contents.
  9. Go to File Management > Jobs and press 'Upload G-Code Files'
    • Go to File Management > Jobs and press 'Upload G-Code Files'

    • Navigate to where you extracted the download.

    • Select 'WorkBee-First-Project.gcode'

  10. Right click the file under File Management > Jobs and press 'plugins.CNCgcodeViewer.view3D' Go to Control > G-Code Viewer and view it fullscreen. The grid shows the machines working area.
    • Right click the file under File Management > Jobs and press 'plugins.CNCgcodeViewer.view3D'

    • Go to Control > G-Code Viewer and view it fullscreen.

    • The grid shows the machines working area.

    • The X, Y, and Z-Axis markers show where the selected Work Zero is located in the machines working area.

    • Current position in Work Coordinates.

    • Software emergency stop.

    • If you press 'Unload G-Code' and reload it as above once the job is running, it will show the current progress in green.

  11. Mafell Set the thumbwheel on the Router Head to Number 6 (25000 RPM)
    • Mafell

    • Set the thumbwheel on the Router Head to Number 6 (25000 RPM)

    • Katsu

    • Set the thumbwheel on the Router Head to Number 4 (25000 RPM)

  12. Adjust the height of the Dust Shoe so the tip of the brushes are just touching the MDF piece we are cutting.
    • Adjust the height of the Dust Shoe so the tip of the brushes are just touching the MDF piece we are cutting.

    • Fix into position using the clamping bolt on the side of the Dust Shoe.

  13. The MDF is secure.
    • The MDF is secure.

    • The Work Zero is Set.

    • The Work Area is clear.

    • The End Mill is secure.

    • Safety Instructions Read.

    • Switch on the Router Head.

    • Switch on your Extractor (If applicable).

  14. Go to Files > Jobs
    • Go to Files > Jobs

    • Press on the WorkBee-First-Project.gcode File.

    • Press 'Yes' to start.

  15. When running a job, the progress of the job will be displayed here along with the percentage complete and estimated time remaining. Wait for the Job to be 100% Complete and the machine has stopped moving. Switch off the Router Head.
    • When running a job, the progress of the job will be displayed here along with the percentage complete and estimated time remaining.

    • Wait for the Job to be 100% Complete and the machine has stopped moving.

    • Switch off the Router Head.

    • Switch off your Extractor (If applicable).

    • Press 'Home All'

  16. Unscrew the Project.
    • Unscrew the Project.

  17. Congratulations you have finished your First Project on the Original WorkBee Z1+ CNC Machine.
    • Congratulations you have finished your First Project on the Original WorkBee Z1+ CNC Machine.

    • Share your project on Instagram tag @Ooznest and use #WorkBee

  18. Completing your First Project was rewarding right?
Conclusion

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