# Re: 4th Axis Surfacing

On Sat, 8 Nov 2008 21:01:30 +0000 (UTC), Black Dragon <bd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I'd like to know if the involute shape machined around this part can be
"surfaced" using a rotary 4th axis, i.e, the programming would be point
to point.

http://bdhi.ath.cx/images/involute1.jpg
http://bdhi.ath.cx/images/involute2.jpg
http://bdhi.ath.cx/images/involute3.jpg

Looks like a 3 axes part to me, BD, but
probably easier to program as a 5 axes part with one
axis locked & dead on centerline.
--
Cliff
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