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Simultaneous 4th Axis..
« on: January 19, 2010, 10:19:18 AM »
What is the CAM software being used with Mach3 for simultaneous 4 axis machining? Or the most popular CAM software being used...?

Thanks,

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Re: Simultaneous 4th Axis..
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010, 04:56:26 PM »
Suppose it will depend on what your going to be doing with a 4th axis, heard mention of people using wrapper or something like that to convert Y moves to rotational axis moves but afraid thats about all I know. If you are talking routing then probably Vetric has some stuff to look at but if you are talking 4 axis milling then probably its the high end CAM stuff you will need and that wont be cheap :(
Hood

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Re: Simultaneous 4th Axis..
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2010, 06:17:29 PM »
Bobcad V23 will wrap around the 4th axis. Insteady of posting out x or y axes the a axis can be posted with simulanious movements. You can also output all 4 axes if you just want to index with the 4th. I have inlayed 4 points into a cue that wrap around the front 360 degrees.


Jim.
Re: Simultaneous 4th Axis..
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2010, 05:34:28 PM »
I did a search on this site and found some interesting data on this 4th axis. I also found a link to some software that was offered by Rich. I should have bookmarked it but something took all of my attention recently: my brand new granddaughter!

Rich, please give me the link....

Bill C. (brand new grand dad  ;D )

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Re: Simultaneous 4th Axis..
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2010, 06:28:24 PM »
bILL,
Not sure if this is what you are refering to

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,13707.msg89844.html#msg89844

RICH
Re: Simultaneous 4th Axis..
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2010, 06:35:54 PM »
Rich,

Don't you have some software you are offering for $100 pertaining to 4th axis....?

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Re: Simultaneous 4th Axis..
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2010, 06:45:23 PM »
Gerry

2010 Screenset
http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

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Re: Simultaneous 4th Axis..
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2010, 06:51:13 PM »
The only wizard I have is my better-half and she ain't for sale!  ;)
RICH
Re: Simultaneous 4th Axis..
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2010, 12:09:49 AM »
Yep!  That's what I was thinking about! Thanks very much Gerry!

RICH, I know what you're talking about....I have one of those mystical 'other half' beings too. She IS for sale but probably priced much, much too high.  8)

Thanks again,

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Re: Simultaneous 4th Axis..
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2010, 07:33:49 AM »
Vecric have just added 4th axis support to V Carve pro and Aspire, you design/import the artwork and then use some wizards to wrap it onto a rotary axis.
Not used it yet though many seem to have, have a look on the vectric forum at the bottom