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Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Alex Chambers, Jan 4, 2021.
Adding a rotary axis to the Workbee 1010. Including height modifications to the Workbee.
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Hi Alex, good to see that you are busy.
A bit confused because I haven't seen Giarc's build (if you have a link to it that would help), so here's a dumb starter question from me - are you building a lathe, a rotary axis or both?
@Giarc's post is here;
I'm adding a rotary axis - so not a lathe. The sad part is that I'm using Fusion 360 to design the fittings I need to modify the workbee, but Autodesk have removed 4th axis facilities for hobby users.
Ok, yes I noticed the Fusion changes, hopefully they aren't planning any others. The Wrapped Rotary Job Type in Vcarve should enable you to do the CAM, but I guess with limited design features?
Have you purchased a Rotary system similar to Giarc?
Exactly the same one as Giarc I think.
Now I just need to source some 20/80 x 1000 mm and I can get on with fitting these new end plates.
I've bought from here UK's First Online Metal Supplier - Aluminium Warehouse
I'm happy with them.
That's where I get my aluminium from, but they don't do V or T slot extrusions.
Yes, I've bought V slot from Ooznest, and T slot here T Tracks | Next Day Delivery which is pricey but ok for small quantities, Geoff
Something I'd not noticed before - cutting my fourth plate, penultimate pass on the profile cut (ie last operation) and the bit came out of the collet - ie lowered itself. The Duet firmware doesn't allow you to reset Z in mid job! Had to reset and run the whole toolpath again!
The grade they sell at Aluminium Warehouse which is machinable is 6082 T6.