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Re: 5 - Axis Explanation Needed
Re: 5 - Axis Explanation Needed -- Robert J. Knapke Post Reply Top of thread Forum
Posted by: Jay Maechtlen

03/04/2003, 11:28:18

: I am seeking a good understanding of 5 axis machining on a vertical mill. X, Y I believe are the table, Z is the spindle travel thats three. What would be 4 and 5?: a rotary table? Please Help me to understand this.: Thank You,: RobertX,Y,Z give you 3 cartesian axes. The other two are (usually?) are rotaries. Either the cutting head can have the rotary motion, or the rotry stages can be mounted on the X-Y platform. Anyway, the two rotaries are at right angles, and the result is that the cutter angle w/r the blank is programmable.hthJay

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