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4 axis work

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:23 pm
by jacala

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:

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


Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:12 am
by jacala
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: ... 1949#21949