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4/5 Axis Rotary Table

Discussion in 'CNC IN THE HOME SHOP' started by Kccurry86, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. Kccurry86

    Kccurry86 United States Iron Registered Member

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    hello all,

    Curious if anyone has a 4/5 axis rotary table I keep seeing on eBay. Looks like they go for around 500 but of course I'd want to try and build my own. How well do they work and any other information would be appreciated.
     
  2. JimDawson

    JimDawson Global Moderator Staff Member Director

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    Looks like it will work OK for engraving/light milling. I would think that the biggest problem would be finding CAD software that will generate 4/5 axis toolpaths. Then will your controller run 4 or 5 axis?
     
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    Metal United States Active Member Active Member

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    I'm currently gathering materials to build one
     
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    Boswell United States Hobby Machinist since 2010 H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I want a 4th axis real bad. Looking forward to seeing your build.
     
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    Would you post a link of what you are looking at just to make sure that we are all on the same page?
     
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    Metal United States Active Member Active Member

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    As an alternate plan, could I suggest starting with a horizontal/vertical rotary table? My 4th axis started out life as a 6 inch Vertex super spacer. I have found it to be very useful and accurate. I use it more than I thought I would.

    http://www.hobby-machinist.com/threads/4th-axis-build.40642/
     
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    Absolutely, if you can get ahold of a rotary table that isn't chinese they are a great starting point
     

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