4th Axis addition

(billyprops) #1

Hi, is there any talk of developing an attachment to be able to mill around a cylinder, like the rotational attachment for laser cutters? This would be really useful for jewelry design.

(Daniel Loughmiller) #2

4th axis isn’t possible but for milling a cylinder you’d only need one axis of movement, plus Z. So you could in theory replace the Y axis with rotation.

(William Adams) #3

I’ve got a design in a sketchbook which I’m trying to find time to cut a prototype of. If I can’t get the prototype done this weekend, I’m going to draw things up nicely, type up my notes and stick it up here for someone else to try.

(billyprops) #4

This sounds like a neat project, but not for me. Maybe JPL Richard, or someone with those skills… I’m hoping Apollo and the guys at C3D produce a nice polished add on and incorporate it into Meshcam. It would be huge in jewelry.