I bought a new iCarver 915-X in November and after considerable time getting familiar with Artcam software, trying to determine appropriate cutters, feeds, and speeds, and coming up with decent clamping methods, I think I'm about ready to start throwing chips. I've now started cutting but there are noises from the machine that really bother me and I'm afraid I'm just hearing a failure in the making. I'm hoping that others here are familiar with my iCarver or maybe even a different but similar brand and can provide some input on these noises... comforting or not, I really don't know how much I should worry about this.
I took a video that shows a couple of toy cars sitting under the spindle. This gives a pretty good idea about the path of the program and maybe some indication of what's going on when the noises occur. I believe the noises are related to pulsing of the stepper motors and related changes in speed and direction, but to me, they sure seem awfully loud. There;s also some vibration associated with the noises, but that's difficult to impossible to see in the video.
Any input will be appreciated... here's a link to the video: