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Re: 5 axis Spinning Lathe: machine and control panel in progress
« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2010, 04:43:17 AM »
This is the way some of the big Leifeld lathes do it, other "playback" lathes use encoders on the cross slide and record a route as the roller is moved across the face of the tool. The "gap" can then be set for a basic material thickness and edited to allow for thinning or compression.

I think Mach3 has a tracking facility but I've never used it. Suggestions from the audience?