Before machining the bottom plate, I updated the CAD model. In the new model the pockets are not that deep as in the initial version of the model.
Why did I change that? Well, there are several reasons.
- More weight of the vacuum table. Weight is good for CNC milling machines, but of course, it is not so good for the machinist ;-)
- Reduced milling time. But for me, it doesn't really matter.
- Less waste to clean up
In addition to these changes, there are some deep pockets close to the pneumatic connectors, since they are about 10mm thick.