4 axis work

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jacala
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4 axis work

Post by jacala » Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:23 pm

Hello!

I would love to extend the use of my cnc router to also use a 4th axis for simple wood work like table legs with words in it or something like that.

As far as I can find Sheetcam does not cover this option, am I overlooking something or is it possibly a work in progress? I love the functionality of Sheetcam and would like to stick to this program.

If not, can somebody recommend a piece of software that can do this type of work?

For example I fix a square beam:
  • 1. route name or shape on side 1
  • 2. rotate 90 degrees and route mounting hole
  • 3. rotate 45 degree for a nice edge
etc etc?

Like the following youtube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jvl_plyw8s

With just 1 extra rotating axis you can machine so much more and that would greatly improve our design possibility's!

Greetz
Jacala

jacala
Posts: 55
Joined: Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:18 pm

Post by jacala » Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:12 am

Found this topic with some information about it,

I'll check this out first than come back for some feedback and how it works for me:

http://www.forum.sheetcam.com/viewtopic ... 1949#21949

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