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mayhugh1
post Oct 8 2008, 06:23 AM
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Hi,
So, can build 5.41 actually do 4 axis continuous machining at this point? That is, can it machine X, Y, Z, and A axes in coordinated continuous cutting? I've made a simple test part - a cylinder with a square groove cut around its perimeter inside a square box workpiece, and I'm trying to get Sprut to machine it with continuous X, Y, Z, and A motion. It seems that the only toolpaths I can get it to create are two simple toolpaths indexed 180 degrees apart. In fact to get the second path I have to create a second identical operation and tell sprut to set the A to the second angle. I envisioned that I would get a continuouse 'lathe looking' toolpath. I've studied the video available on Sprut's website for selecting the tool direction but I just can seem to get their results. I'm wondering if that capability is available yet in the current build? I'm using the 4 axis A machine and I've set the 4th axis to continuous and accepted the rest of the defaults. Does anyone have an actual project that I could study? - Thanks - Terry


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post Oct 14 2008, 07:26 PM
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Hi Terry, let me know if the one that I e-mailed you was helpful?

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post Oct 14 2008, 08:27 PM
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QUOTE (Sprut_UK @ Oct 14 2008, 07:26 PM) *
Hi Terry, let me know if the one that I e-mailed you was helpful?

Dave


Dave,
Thanks very much for your example. It was pretty informative. I've been studying it for most of the day but I still can't get my own simple example to work. I generated an x-axis cylindrical part with a slot cut around its perimeter and used a default box workpiece. I've tried waterline, plane, and drive (both roughing and finish) operations. With the 4 axis machines (including the Lidor machine used in your eaxmple), the only way I have been able to get the A-axis to rotate is to force it to index even though it is set to continuous. I've played with the order and priority parameters of all 4 axes but can't get the A-axis to continuously rotate during cutting. Maybe these operations aren't yet implemented in 4 axis machining? - Terry


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post Oct 14 2008, 09:35 PM
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Terry, as far as I am aware, the live 4th axis operations that you are looking for are only enabled in the Pocketing and Engraving operations as well as the Orthogonal machining and Tool-end 5D machining operations.
These are just the first implementations and I'm sure we will see the others expanded to support 4th and 5th axis machining shortly.

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post Oct 15 2008, 01:12 AM
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QUOTE (Sprut_UK @ Oct 14 2008, 09:35 PM) *
Terry, as far as I am aware, the live 4th axis operations that you are looking for are only enabled in the Pocketing and Engraving operations as well as the Orthogonal machining and Tool-end 5D machining operations.
These are just the first implementations and I'm sure we will see the others expanded to support 4th and 5th axis machining shortly.

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Thanks,
That explains it.
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Continuous 4 Axis toolpath (the Rotary machining operation) is available in the new SprutCAM 7 version.
It operates on 3d models and STL files and can generate toolpaths for spiral and zigzag rotary milling.

A video demonstration of the new feature is here:
http://video.filestube.com/video,16a6a21f43161aae03ea.html
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