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How can I machine a curved internal pocket on the 4th.

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KallinM3MS6
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How can I machine a curved internal pocket on the 4th.

I would like to find a way to use any 4th axis capable toolpath to machine a curved internal pocket. I have the machining extension. I have tried all of them so far. when I setup a toolpath with collation avoidance on, it uses 5th axis to rotate the tool and not 4th to move the rotary. I have tried the wrapped 2d contour but it doesn't machine the inside.  In the pictures the center web is vertical the two outer webs are not. 

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seth.madore
in reply to: KallinM3MS6

At the moment, there are no toolpaths available to the public that can machine this in a manner that you are looking for. However, we have some toolpaths that are being worked on actively and will be available to users in the near future. Best I can say at this point: Keep an eye out for future updates that are going to bring much improvement to multi-axis work...

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(thanks to @brad.francola for doing the heavy lifting on this toolpath 😁)


Seth Madore
Customer Advocacy Manager - Manufacturing
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brad.francola
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I'm happy to help.  Thanks for posting a proper response @seth.madore . 

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KallinM3MS6
in reply to: seth.madore

seth, what toolpath are you using in the picture? I was able to use blend for the bottom and positional for the sides with collision avoidance on but ill have to hand edit out the 5th axis command. 

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