5 axis desktop machine

5 axis desktop machine

Postby Rcnewcomb » Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:10 pm

For those that are interested a company is is using kickstarter to get funding to develop a small format 5 axis machine. Perhaps you can make those impellers you've always dreamed about machining!->Link

It appears that it will use standard G-code so you could still use Vectric for 3 axis work.

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Re: 5 axis desktop machine

Postby ChrisInEstes » Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:21 pm

That would be awesome! Looks like they'll cost around $3500. If they're strong/precise enough to machine the little V8 engine block, that $3500 is not so much.

Thanks for posting that,
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Re: 5 axis desktop machine

Postby Rick O. » Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:10 am

Looks cool, thanks for posting.

Here are links to 2 different 5-axis machines on kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/20 ... escription
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/10 ... your-deskt
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Re: 5 axis desktop machine

Postby Adrian » Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:13 pm

The second one is the same as the one Randall linked to.
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Re: 5 axis desktop machine

Postby 4DThinker » Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:41 pm

The farther the bit gets from support the stiffer its support need to be. I wouldn't trust the big frame design to cut to the same fine tolerances the small design can. Then again you won't be cutting any large foam models with the little green machine.
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