First, let me apologize for flitting on and off this list. I won't bore
you with the details, but on-going health crises in two generations of
my family are making a hash of my concentration on the fun stuff.
Recently, Dave Engvall pointed out my wrong-headed characterization of
> Message: 3
> Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 12:21:00 -0800
> From: Dave Engvall <dengvall@...>
> Subject: Re: [Emc-users] 5-axis machining (was Re: Testing
> Hi Kent,
> I beg to differ. Synergy does offer 4 & 5 axis.
> Look under Variational->4/5 axis-> Four Axis Mill or Five Axis Mill
> If you need 4/5 axis this is probably the least cost way to get there.
> And no ... I don't have a financial interest in Weber Systems.
Even though I had given up on evaluating Synergy because I had different
objectives, I should have noticed that right on the Weber website under
product info are the claims "4-axis and 5-axis, indexing and tool
positioning" and "multi-axis turning." That should have been enough to
make me dig deeper.
As you say, this may well be the least-cost way to get there.
My free-evaluation period for Synergy has expired. Have you tried these
capabilities, on a real machine or on a simulator?