Ramblin' Dan's Workshop

The Sanctum of Fine Art and Invention

Taig 4-Axis CNC

This is my second Taig micro mill. I have set it for primarily machining wax masters for my jewelry addiction, which is doing silver lost wax casting. The Taig is an excellent tool for fine detail machining. I can run the spindle over 10,000 RPM which is great for the microscopic end mills that I use. In the video the mill is running a 1/8 shank 10 degree (total) taper 0.005 ball end mill bit. The RPM is approximately 10,600 RPM and the feed is 15 IPM.

https://youtu.be/XK2Ov8Uc-Jg

 

The design was drawn using Vectric's Aspire 8.0 CAD/CAM/CNC program software. It produces and output G code file that then runs in MACH3 CNC controller software.

This is the finished carving fresh off the machine:

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There was a false start when I realized I wasn't using the latest version of the file, so I moved the center and restarted. 

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