1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. PLEASE: Read the FORUM RULES BEFORE registering!

    Dismiss Notice

First 4th axis project, engraving a micrometer dial

Discussion in 'CNC IN THE HOME SHOP' started by JayMcClellan, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. JayMcClellan

    JayMcClellan United States H-M Supporter - Premium Content H-M Supporter-Premium

    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:

    -Return to Top-

    I just finished my first real project using the new 4th axis that I built for my CNC router and posted at http://www.hobby-machinist.com/threads/4th-axis-harmonic-drive-build.57318/. I used it to engrave a micrometer dial that will be part of adjustable carriage stop for my lathe. I did the first video as a start-to-finish tutorial on using Fusion 360 to generate the toolpaths:

    The second part shows the actual machining:

    My 4th axis unit worked great, although as shown in the video I did run into some other problems related to the CNC controller that required some minor modifications. In the end I think the part turned out pretty good. I posted some more info on my web site at http://www.brainright.com/Projects/CNC/MicrometerDial/.
    dave2176, JimDawson, TomS and 2 others like this.

Share This Page