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4th or 5th Axis DIY Mill

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Trip, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. Trip

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    I apologize if I am not supposed to do this.... but I am reposting this from another section, in hopes of getting some feedback. Thanks :)

    Just wondering.... Has anyone in OpenBuilds built a DIY mill with more than three axis (4 or even 5)?

    I'd love to add a 4th axis, but not sure where to get the needed software, controllers and how to integrate it all. I would appreciate any information anyone has to share.

    Thanks so much!

    Trip
     
  2. Joe Santarsiero

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    There are a couple of A axis builds around. Haven't seen any 5 axis, but it's doable. It's not that complex. You just need a controller that can control 4 or 5 axis and software that can do it. Like fusion. A 4th A or C axis set-up is pretty simple to implement.

    Joe
     
  3. David the swarfer

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    SketchUcam can do simple rotary commands.
    For complex parts Fusion360 will do all you can handle.

    For controller, LinuxCNC is very good, and TinyG can do multiple axes, and the next version of GRBL will be able to as well.
     
  4. Trip

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    Thank you Joe and David. I appreciate your kind help!
     

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