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NC file for 4 axes machine
« on: March 02, 2010, 08:04:42 AM »
Dear Bro

I want to know which CAM software can generate 4 axes tool path for Mach3. I use Master CAM 9 for 3 axes machining. Can I use Master CAM for 4 axes maching?  Now I try to improve 4th axis rotary table in my Milling machine. So, I want to know the 4axes tool path with rotary table (A) axis.

I also want to get 4 axes tool path NC files that someone did. I hope somebody advice me.

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High Tech Key

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Re: NC file for 4 axes machine
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 08:50:20 AM »
High Tech Key,

I generated this demonstration toolpath from an .stl file with DeskProto.
It is not a very practical model because the stepover is too great, it was just done to show you the toolpath.
Hope this helps.

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Re: NC file for 4 axes machine
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010, 12:25:01 PM »
I think that MC9 has a 4th in it, or its an add-on...

Remeber that Z0 is the center of the work.
Hey THANKS 4 all the help in advance. I'll need more than you'll ever expect!!!