Quote Originally Posted by Robin Hewitt View Post
The Z axis travel should be max material thickness + max tool length + a tadge for clearance.
Picking my design up again as I have a bit more spare time on my hands. How do I work out my maximum tool length? Would this be the amount of end mill sticking out of the spindle? I'm hoping to get 150mm material thickness, is this wishful thinking? Going from what Robin suggests I take it therefore that I'll need 150mm from bottom of fixed z axis plate + tadge (say 5mm) assuming endmill protrudes 50mm out of spindle does this mean I'll need 205mm of travel?