Given the existence of affordable 5 axis CAM software (Autodesk Fusion 360), it’d be fun and educational to make a 5 axis mill!
MakeItZone probably has enough inventory on hand to create a prototype:
- 4 or 5 nema 17 steppers
- RAMPs board
- 5 axis capable
- Note: may need to order some more stepper driver breakout boards
- inventables quiet spindle + controller
First question is would be what is the most common configuration of the 5 axis? Ie spinning turntable for workpiece or rotatable spindle holder?