I am looking to purchase a new Syil X5+. The advertised Specs state that the machine is "5th Axis ready". I would like do 5 axis (5 axis interpolation) machining by making a trunnion table with two (Syil) rotary tables. I am wanting to engrave/ mill over and around a sphere, using Bobcad to
Has anybody had experience doing 5 axis machining on the Syil?
Does the Mach Controller handle this successfully?
I would appreciate hearing others experiences with this!
I would like to know if you completed your 5th axis set up - can you confirm the board connections for the driver from the 5th axis interface?
Don't think bobcad does 5 axis. The geometry can get quite complex.
If you do make some videos of it milling something You will probably have to take very very light cuts and keep all your programming in check for backlash, but it is a fun project.
Here is one just moving around.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0-tXDEvAqg]New CNC Trunnion Table can be 4th or 5th Axis made by HTS - YouTube
And here the real deal
"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGRoeVow6fM"]Fräsen CNC Bearbeitungszentrum Alzmetall - YouTube
To get a CadCAM software that will produce the required toolpaths and G code for full simultaneous 5 axis machining will cost quite a lot, maybe even as much or more than the machine itself
Thank's for that - I'm thinking Rhino will be a better solution. My next issue will be to get the trunnion built - there is not much Z depth to play with but i'm only going to be milling tiny stuff. I've got someone working on a Servo and driver, mounting this on the trunnion, I'll post the outcomes when I get there! The connections to the 5th Axis look like 5 volts from the specs on the Syil so I've just about got all my duckies lined up!
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I'll take a look at Sprutcam too, thanks.