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3 axis machine with rotary

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mc_rees
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3 axis machine with rotary

Hi people! Is it possible to have a cnc with 2 linear axis and a rotary table? Will this work with the free version of F360? I am trying to engrave on a cylindrical object, and I am not sure I can do it in F360.
Thanks!

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seth.madore
in reply to: mc_rees

Is this some sort of lathe with a programmable rotary axis?

To answer your second question; no, this likely will not be possible to do with the Personal Use version of Fusion, as all Tool Orientation and Wrap machining is not possible to do in the Personal entitlement.


Seth Madore
Customer Advocacy Manager - Manufacturing
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mc_rees
in reply to: seth.madore

well, at the moment it is a concept diy machine. I haven't built it yet. But I am trying to set it up for simulation in F360, without much success.

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mc_rees
in reply to: seth.madore

I am thinking maybe I will not need Tool Orientation or axis Wrapping. My project is engraving a spline path on a irregular model (using stl as stock). Can I use a rotary axis directly (not wrapped) and 2 common linear axes? Does f360 produce good nc in such a scenario?

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seth.madore
in reply to: mc_rees

A) You're likely not going to be able to get a suitable machine simulation model when defining the limited number of axis.

B) This would (likely) require a custom post processor, as you're going to need to have some way to convert "Y" moves into radial moves and account for diameter of part. How handy are you with JavaScript?


Seth Madore
Customer Advocacy Manager - Manufacturing
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mc_rees
in reply to: seth.madore

Thank you! I will try digging further. If only autodesk gave free 4th axis for hobbyists! 🙂

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