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    NASA's Thermwood 5 Axis CNC Router Retrofit + Siemens SIMODrive 611 + 1FT5 Analog

    NASA's Thermwood 5 Axis CNC Router Retrofit + Siemens SIMODrive 611 + 1FT5 Analog Servos + Mach4 + Windows 10

    https://youtu.be/mj6_pfVhihQ

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    Re: NASA's Thermwood 5 Axis CNC Router Retrofit + Siemens SIMODrive 611 + 1FT5 Analog

    Thanks for sharing.

    That has to be one of the shortest 5 axis gantries I have ever seen.

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    Re: NASA's Thermwood 5 Axis CNC Router Retrofit + Siemens SIMODrive 611 + 1FT5 Analog

    Clearly, it was designed with a purpose in mind. I mentioned the how the cutting table's size is similar to my own custom built machine, yet this machine is much larger. I would love to get some old photos of what the machine actually made.

    The real takeaway is bringing this hefty machine back to life without having to spend $20k on a new (pentium III) Siemens controller after the old pentium II controller was deemed obsolete.

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    Re: NASA's Thermwood 5 Axis CNC Router Retrofit + Siemens SIMODrive 611 + 1FT5 Analog

    That machine looks like it would do some serious work. What controller are you using with Mach4?
    Jim Dawson
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