Post by Axiom Tool Group on Jun 7, 2019 7:16:28 GMT -5
The i2R machines as well as the older Basic model machines are 3-Axis only and will not support the rotary kit.
Due to shorter Z-axis clearances...the current laser which has a 4" focal length requirement will not fit. However, we have began the process with our laser manufacturer to explore laser options for the i2R machines and are hopeful to have something soon.
I just wish Axiom would remember the people that were brave enough to go with a new company that just started, I have the Pro 6 but can not upgrade to put rotary on it, or anything else, the only way would be to basically give my machine away and buy new. Really disgusted and disappointed in Axiom
Thanks for posting your thoughts. I'm a relatively new CNC owner, myself - had my Axiom for about a year now. When I first got started, I honestly felt I would make more use of the additional options (4th axis, laser), but I think it all depends on what you're doing with your machine.
I think Axiom's machines are great - even without the 4th axis or laser, they've increased my capabilities 10-fold. I also have a 3D printer and used to use that a lot, but it's been collecting dust ever since I got my Axiom because it's just much faster to mill a part than it is to print one.
Is there something specific that you're unhappy with about your Pro 6's performance as a 3-axis mill? Or just unhappy about its lack of expansion?
I hear you; a 4th axis does open up some exciting, additional alternatives for manufacturing.
I'm not sure what kind of options you have, but you may want to try giving Axiom a call if you haven't already. I've dealt with Chad in the past and they've always seemed to try to be pretty accommodating; they may be able to work with you on some sort of solution.