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    A few of the first test cuts off the current project. Cuts are based on variations of Vectric Rotary Gadgets. All toolpaths, except for the noted hand coded file have been done with VCarve Pro.

    Usually I construct a special purpose machine that has specs above what an OEM would have. Not so in this case, as affordable NEMA 23 motors and an inexpensive 5 amp drive system was used. If you watch carefully you will notice that I am pushing the cuts about as fast as they can go.

    Also note that this is an attempt to quantify and compare speed, not quality. You should be aware that they are inversely proportional. This and some soon to come, will show as many ways to reduce rotary machining time where possible to allow time for the time consuming 3D portions of the cutting, if needed.

    Enjoy:

    The machine is based on the Jet 122vs with stand. Fully supported linear rails and ballscrews. Porter Cable 1.75 hp router. 5 amp 4 channel drive. System control is currently designed for WinCNC as it has the most elegant control options, but this system (with DB25 connection) is close to plug and play with Mach, LinuxCNC, UCCNC, Planet and others. Optional DB37 to DB25 adapter required for ShopBot. Not all features are supported by all control systems. Complete assembled and tested systems available as are kits for standard and extended lengths.
    For more info email: GCnC411@gmail.com

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    Default Re: Midi Sized Wood Lathe Addon

    Another Short video with instruction on hand coding files for the rotary axis. GCode file is on the CAMHeads forum in the Owners section.



    Gary Campbell CNC Technology & Training
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    Default Re: Midi Sized Wood Lathe Addon

    Here is another one showing 2 methods of cutting 3D profile on a rotary axis and then placing 2.5D vectors on that model and VCarving them:



    Gary Campbell CNC Technology & Training
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    Here is another option using Vectric products with a rotary axis. This rotary cutting option is one that has been in the works for a while. I am just getting to the finishing touches on the post processor trickery.

    Like the previous post, assuming an import of a 3D model, this can be cut using VCarve Pro. It is a simple 2D profile "On Vector" with the toolpath applied to the 3D model.

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    Gary Campbell CNC Technology & Training
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    Last one...



    Gary Campbell CNC Technology & Training
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    Default Re: Midi Sized Wood Lathe Addon

    This machine is now available.
    email: GCnC411@gmail.com for more info

    Gary Campbell CNC Technology & Training
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    Default Re: Midi Sized Wood Lathe Addon

    Machine has Been sold

    Gary Campbell CNC Technology & Training
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