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    Any one interested in 5-axis routing on a home made machine might want to take a look at this link

    http://www.rainnea.com/cnc_5axis.htm

    Great programming info and a neat video as well.

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    That looks cool. I had been to his site about a year ago. he had'nt made that new machine that was in the video. That looks good. Id like to get some of that aluminum extrution. I have a catolog coming...

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    That is really nice. But wouldn't the part have to rotate in some way to be considered 5 axis? Seems this one has the standard X, Y, Z and then the rotary head. It's still pretty sweet, though.



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    The head rotates in a B axis and a C axis. The part doesn't need to rotate.

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    Consider the movement like your wrist. It moves back and forth and rotates. This addes the two additional axis.

    I have a training tape from Thermwood on 5 axis programming that I need to watch....looks interesting. I bet the figuring of the best tool path is a processing bear!

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    thats cool. that is what i call real enginerring. i have a puma robot
    and was thinging of converting it into a 5 axes cnc routing machine
    what do you think.



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    Cool I say go for it!

    Since you already seem to know everything that won't work. I am wondering why your even on this site and not getting your robot fine tuned as 5 AXIS CNC already.

    Knock yourself out.



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    i wood like your reall opinion on this progect



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    Quote Originally Posted by paulried View Post
    Any one interested in 5-axis routing on a home made machine might want to take a look at this link

    http://www.rainnea.com/cnc_5axis.htm

    Great programming info and a neat video as well.
    To bad, there isn't a description of the actual building proces.
    That would have been a great help for the un-educated like myself.



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    There is a site with plans for a machine similar to that. Its called "doughty drive" he sells both plans as well as the b and c axis spindle mount, and an a axis thing.

    http://www.doughtydrive.com/index.html



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    Too bad they are so pricey : ( $750 per axis is what I was quoted...

    Quote Originally Posted by drummerboy17 View Post
    There is a site with plans for a machine similar to that. Its called "doughty drive" he sells both plans as well as the b and c axis spindle mount, and an a axis thing.

    http://www.doughtydrive.com/index.html




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    Guess he likes you... Quoted $850 per drive unit + $350 for the rotating head for B/C. So B/C = (2x$850 + $350 = $2050). Of course $850 more if you want the A axis. Overall he said it cost about $10K for parts for the whole thing.



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