4th axis engraving ??

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Re: 4th axis engraving ??

Postby Vmax549 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:46 pm

Inthis wrapper I am modifing UCCNC so that teh Surface distance per move in Y is correct to teh surface of A based on diameter of teh cylinder. That way a move of 2" in Y would move teh cylinder surface 2" (;-).

Here is what the page looked like in Mach3.

And here is teh results on a 4th axis Laser

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Re: 4th axis engraving ??

Postby Vmax549 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:53 pm

Here is what the new UCCNC wrapping wizard will look like. (;-) Almost done with it.

Here I set it up to activate with a HotKy {alt_W}. That way you do not have to MOD a screenset to use it just press ALT_W and it loads right up.

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Re: 4th axis engraving ??

Postby Vmax549 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:15 pm

GGGGRRRR , Working between teh editors to get it all coded I LOST the entire afternoons work . I saved in the wrong order and overwrote teh completed file with teh starting file.

It will be a few days now I am too agravated to work on it right now (;-( I need to cool off before I put teh HAMMER to teh PC.

(:-( TP
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Re: 4th axis engraving ??

Postby Vmax549 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:14 pm

OK I have it all back together again. (;-)

Gary can you tell me what your Y & A axis settings are ??

Step/Pr
Vel
Acc

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Re: 4th axis engraving ??

Postby Gary Campbell » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:52 pm

X axis:
Steps per inch 8128
Velocity 300
Accel 50

Sorry, but there is no 4th axis on this machine. But there may be soon, customer is waffling. These settings would be
A axis:
Steps per degree 44.4444
Velocity 36000
Accel 3000
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Re: 4th axis engraving ??

Postby Vmax549 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:23 pm

HI Gary do you have a UCCNC machine with a 4th axis to test with?

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Re: 4th axis engraving ??

Postby Gary Campbell » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:44 pm

Not until "the proud new Owner" purchases the rotary fixture
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Re: 4th axis engraving ??

Postby Vmax549 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:57 am

I loaded teh 4th axis wrapper Wizard to teh ToolBox. You can find it there.

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Re: 4th axis engraving ??

Postby alex_s » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:28 am

just an understanding question, is this only needed if your CAM can not do full 4 Axis ? or if u want to put an existing engraving on a round stock ?

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Re: 4th axis engraving ??

Postby Vmax549 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:46 pm

If you CAM can do what you need then you do not need this wizard.


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