Got a great note from one of our G-Wizard users over on the User’s Club:
I had a project where I needed to cut a bunch of contouring with a 0.035″ x 0.3″ long ball end mill in titanium alloy. It went as smooth as could be. After G Wizard, I’m more worried about breaking tiny end mills by accident when it is not in the mill than I am about it breaking when cutting.
I asked if he’d send photos of his project and it turned out to be this gorgeous engagement ring:
Here is the 4th axis during roughing with a 0.055″ endmill…
The 4th axis was simply used to index, and 4 index positions were needed to complete the work. It came out looking gorgeous as is obvious from the pictures and his fiance loved it. What a great CNC project!
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Incredible, great use of the 4th axis! Had to show my wife, she thought it was very neat and unique, not a lot of titanium rings for women.
This is very inspirational, wat a beauty!
Thanx for posting this and including pictures. Its fascinating!