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    4th axis Rotary head

    Good day all. I am using SW2018 with cam and running into tool path issues. hope someone can help. I am simply trying to face a round rod using an end mill by slowly indexing the Z axis down as the rotary head spins. how can i achieve this? thanks

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    Re: 4th axis Rotary head

    I suppose that could work if the rod was really well-supported in its chuck or collet, with very little stick-out. It would probably work better, though, if instead of moving in Z it moved in Y, across the face of the rod. That way you'd be cutting with the flat side of the endmill and not just the edge.
    Andrew Werby
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    Re: 4th axis Rotary head

    my rotation axis is on the y, so i assume you are saying to run the EM on the X on the face of the part?

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