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Cutting craft foam problems

I’m using MTC on my Mac with. zing cutter. I set the knifepoint at the corner of the foam stuck to the mat. The design is 10”x10” on a 12x12 mat. When I click on cut the knife blade moves about 3” in and starts cutting causing the design to go off the foam at the end. Th next time I tried to cut the design the cutter cut about 2” of the design, then stopped at the left side and wouldn’t move. The third time I tried it it cut about half of the design then cut a diagonal line to the right side making a lot of noise and continue to bang against the right side until I turned it off. I am ready to chuck this blasted thing out the window. Speed is 10, 2 cuts, force is 30, using 15 post its. Frustrated!!!

Comments

  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,742
    @Kas62483 - can you show a screenshot of the 12 x 12 mat? Where is your design in relation to the mat?
    Still using MTC but slowly migrating to SCAL. KNK cutters including the Force and Maxx Air continue to be my favourites. Fluent in other cutter languages.
  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,742
    The banging is likely caused from the possibility that wherever the knife is when you start, there is a node outside of the possible cutting area.
    Still using MTC but slowly migrating to SCAL. KNK cutters including the Force and Maxx Air continue to be my favourites. Fluent in other cutter languages.
  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,769
    Are you using Knife Point mode or WYSISYG mode?  Are you setting the origin based on the location of the blade tip or the location of the laser light?   Also, when setting the origin, it's very important NOT to use the up/down arrows in the Set origin window to move further than the height of your project... it's a bug that was never fixed and can cause, perhaps, the issue you're describing. I never do well without photos. Sorry!
    Sandy McCauley
    Cutting with KNK Force, Maxx Air, Zing Orbit, Skycut C and D
    Over 90 free MTC videos: http://www.iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/
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