Spiral Gadget

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jimandi5000
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Spiral Gadget

Post by jimandi5000 »

Hello All,

I have been rebuilding my 4th axis on the mill and I was looking at the methods to turn a Squair to a round. The Vectric gadget has 3 patens to do this. 1. works on the 4 corners. 2, works by rotating 0 angle to 360 and back. 3. runs up and down the length.

I am looking to write a Easy Spiral Gadget. you would enter the wrought OD, finish OD, Length, and select your bit. You would enter the number of Spirals, Left or Right spin and step over amount.

So, If you enter 1 spiral, Right and half the bit width the toolpath would be one long continues path for the length and would repeat for the depth amount.

So, If you enter 4 spiral, Right and 8 time the bit width, the toolpath would be 4 long continues path for the length and would repeat for the depth amount. (see image below)

Dose anyone want this type of Gadget or is already out there?
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Thanks,
Jim

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Re: Spiral Gadget

Post by Beltramidave »

Sounds interesting to me. I recently purchased a 4th axis but haven't used it yet. thanks
Dave
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