Post by Axiom Tool Group on Jun 16, 2015 13:34:09 GMT -5
Inspired by gothic architecture? We were!
Recently we at Axiom Precision, along with help from RichAuto, created a new software update for our RichAuto A11 controllers. And what better way to test that update then to get started on a new 3D carving, right?
We located a 3D lion head and carved a small version out of scrap walnut. The finished product left use in awe. Such a beautiful carving, inspired and reminded us of the old gothic door knockers, once used long ago.
When you think about old door knockers, what could be better than a really big lion head. So, back to the machine for a real carving. This file ran for approximately 5 hours including both the rough and finishing tool path. We used a 8/4 piece of mahogany and both 0.25" and 0.125" 4 flute tapered ball nose end mills.
Here it is! The finished product that is so smooth that it doesn't even need sanding.
Post by Axiom Tool Group on Jul 7, 2015 9:43:11 GMT -5
The changes are all in the firmware. The update was created to allow for better tool-path translation in regards to 3D and Inlay designs. All the functionality of the controller will remain the same.
As for the metric units, the stepper motor control boards are programmed using metric, and as these controllers are sold worldwide their really is no likelihood that they will be programmed to display imperial units.